The Latest Library News

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

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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

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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!

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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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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

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Access historical documents through LBPL's newest digital resource.


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Introducing the Supply-brary

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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