All LBPL locations will be closed on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21. View all library hours and holidays.

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.