LBPL-to-Go is now available at 4 library locations and provides safe access to physical library materials through limited walk-up and curbside pickup service. Outdoor book drops are now open for returns. Learn more about LBPL To-Go.

For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19),
visit Long Beach Health and Human Services.

LB Reads Adult Literacy Services

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LB Reads is a free, one-on-one literacy tutoring program designed to help English speaking adults improve their reading and writing skills so they can reach their potential as workers, parents, community members, and life-long learners.

Literacy has always been a core goal of the library, and LB Reads is our way of reaching the underserved population of adults who cannot read or write proficiently.

For more information, visit our LB Reads page. Patrons interested in joining the program, either as a tutor or a learner, can also contact the Long Beach Public Library at or by calling (562) 570-7500.  

LB Reads is made possible by the California State Library through the California Library Literacy Services grant.