The Latest Library News

College Readiness Fair 2019


Join us Saturday, October 19 at the Billie Jean King Main Library.

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LB Reads Adult Literacy Services

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Find out how to enroll as a learner or volunteer at the library as an LB Reads adult literacy tutor.

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Latino Heritage Month @ LBPL

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Join us in celebrating Latino Heritage through an exciting schedule of programs which reflect the stories, art, language and diversity of Latin Americans and Latinos living in the United States.

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Back to School @ LBPL

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Get ready to go back to school at the Family Learning Center at Bret Harte Neighborhood Library.

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All LBPL libraries will be closed on Friday, August 23

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Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Saturday, August 24.

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Computer Help @ LBPL

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Need computer help?  The Michelle Obama Library offers one-on-one appointments for all of your computer questions.

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Celebrating 20 Years of LBPL's Family Learning Centers


Long Beach Public Library's first Family Learning Center opened at the Burnett Neighborhood Library in 1999.

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Make.Create.Design. 2019 @ LBPL


Teens ages 12-19 are invited to join The Studio to explore technology from the past, present, and future in our hands-on workshops Tick Tock and You Don’t Stop.

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Main Library's Book Collection is Moving!


During the move, books from Main Library will be unavailable. Holds placed for books may take several weeks to be fulfilled.

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Community Gardens @ LBPL

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Visit the open-harvest, community garden at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library⁠—everyone is welcome to help care for, plant, and harvest from. 

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LBPL Adds Streaming Music to the LBPL Digital Library

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LBPL cardholders can now access unlimited music streaming with the option to download up to 5 songs per week through our Freegal Music service.

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Introducing LB Reads

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LB Reads is a new literacy tutoring program for English speaking adults, launching this June at LBPL. 

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Meet Libby


Meet Libby, a free app from Overdrive!

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Preserve Your Family Photos @ LBPL

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Learn how to digitize and save your family photos through the Preserving Community Heritage Project at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library.

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Save the Date: 2019 Summer Reading Kick Off

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Join us for our Summer Reading Kick Off Event on Saturday, June 15 at Bach Neighborhood Library.

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Unlimited Access to Kanopy Kids

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LBPL is now offering unlimited access to Kanopy Kids, our streaming movie platform!

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Archives Unbound Now Available in the LBPL Digital Library


Access historical documents through LBPL's newest digital resource.

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Introducing the Supply-brary


The Supply-brary provides supplies and resources for students to successfully create school projects and presentations. 

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Now Hiring: LBPL Studio Guides


LBPL is seeking interested candidates to apply for the position of part-time Library Aide, Non-Career (Studio Guide) at the Library's Studio Makerspaces. The application period closes March 29, 2019.

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Dictionary Days 2019


This year’s annual Dictionary Day Program will commence on March 12 and include four community celebrations of words and reading at Long Beach Public Library branches throughout the city.

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Now Offering Free Access to the New York Times Online!

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There are two ways to access: OnSite + OffSite.
Access the New York Times Online through the LBPL Digital Library.

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Main Library Closed Temporarily


Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. LB, is closed to the public beginning January 19, 2019, in preparation for our move to the new library. During this closure, we invite you to visit one of our other 11 locations.

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LBPL Foundation Fundraising Campaign for New Main Library


The Foundation's New Main Campaign accepts donations for programs, technology, and enhancements at the new Main Library, set to open in the Summer of 2019.

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Dive Into Reading 2019 Calendar of Events

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Khmer Cataloging Project Begins @ LBPL


LBPL is thrilled to announce the commencement of our Khmer Cataloging Project made possible through a grant from the California State Library, in partnership with the United Cambodian Community of Long Beach.

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ReadyRosie: Transformative Family Engagement


ReadyRosie is a digital platform for parents + families to access activities and curated content to engage children in developmentally-appropriate learning.

Get the ReadyRosie App for free at any Long Beach Public Library! 

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Introducing Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture


Long Beach Public Library is proud to offer the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1, made possible in partnership with the Southern California Library Cooperative. 

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LBPL Wins 2017 National Medal


The Long Beach Public Library is honored to be awarded the 2017 National Medal by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the highest honor given to museums and libraries who demonstrate impactful programs and services and are known as catalysts for community change.

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LBPL Family Learning Centers


Family Learning Centers offer homework support materials and computer-based learning opportunities to enrich student study skills, develop parent participation and support, and provide space for adults to access resources for personal and professional development.

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