City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 090115
Library Cards are Cool — September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Josephine Caron
Department Librarian

Become the proud owner of a Long Beach Public Library card and enjoy the benefits! Snoopy, the world famous beagle and 2015 Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month, asks us: What’s cooler than being cool? The answer: Having a library card! Get yours today. Library staff are ready to assist you at the library and at locations throughout the community.

“As an educator, I believe in the power of knowledge and learning,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Libraries help make opportunities to learn accessible throughout Long Beach. Though free, a library card has tremendous value because it helps both children and adults achieve academic and personal success.”

With a library card users can check out books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks; access computers and Wi-Fi service; receive homework help; utilize self-checkout stations; and access specialized resources at the Main Library’s Studio, SpecialConnect area, the Information Center for People with Disabilities, and the Miller Special Collections Room. Cardholders have 24/7 access to the library’s educational, business and marketing databases as well as access to practice tests for the GED, SAT and GRE. Library cardholders also can learn a new language, and download library apps, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music.

“I believe a library card belongs in the hand of every child going back to school — just like pencils and notebook paper,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. “Likewise, no adult wallet is complete without a library card. Make sure that you, your family, friends, and neighbors visit any of our 12 Long Beach Public Libraries to get a library card.”

The Main Library is located at 101 Pacific Avenue at Ocean Boulevard. For more information on this and other Long Beach Public Library services, visit your local library, call 562.570.7500, or go to

About the Long Beach Public Library
Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes the Main Library, eleven other unique Neighborhood Libraries and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, databases, Internet access, Family Learning Centers and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.