Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Introducing the Mobile Studio

On April 1, the Long Beach Public Library launched the Mobile Studio, a makerspace on wheels, bringing digital technology, 3D printing, and classes on engineering, innovation, and design to all twelve of the library branches across the city.

The Foundation has been thrilled to be a part of the development of the Studio from the first day it opened at the Main Library, to its expansion at the new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library’s Family Learning Center last September—and now with the launch of its mobile extension, armed to the wheels with resources for patrons of every age.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Tesoro, the LGA Family Foundation, and the California Resources Corporation, the Library’s highly trained Studio Guides will be taking the Mobile Studio throughout the city, beginning with a series of special classes for National Library Month.

You’ll have a unique opportunity to view the Mobile Studio up close at our upcoming Grape Expectations Gala this June. Studio Guides will be introducing guests to the Mobile Studio’s creative capacity during the
wine tasting early in the evening. Be sure to get your tickets to the gala while they’re available, and try your hand at a Mobile Studio project on June 11 at the Museum of Latin American Art!