PRESS RELEASE

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

3/4/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:030419
Subject:
Long Beach Public Library’s New Website Reveals a Treasure Trove of Free Digital Resources
Contact:
Meghan Weeks, Manager
Automated Services Bureau
Department of Library Services
562.570.6860
Meghan.Weeks@lbpl.org




Today, the Long Beach Public Library (Library) launched a newly designed website where community members can find free digital resources and more. The new website is located at http://www.longbeach.gov/library/. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and sign up for Library’s mailing list to receive direct email newsletters by subscribing on the homepage or newsfeed.

“The library’s new website is a testament to how our community values lifelong learning and access to information as necessary components of civic life,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. "We all should be proud of the library system for exemplifying the excellence of public services the City offers. It’s great to see the new web presence reflect the excitement that our libraries inspire in its visitors.”

The new website features a revamped Digital Library, which allows users to filter by resource type, subject, and target audience to find the best resource for specific needs. The Digital Library resources cover a range of topics: business and career development; language learning; job hunting; test preparation; homework help; genealogy; general research; veterans; new immigrants; and entertainment such as streaming movies, digital magazines, eBooks, and eAudio. The resources within the Digital Library are free to library cardholders and can be enjoyed anywhere. Another new feature is an improved events calendar with enriched content on the homepage to promote Library events. Library has free programs for all ages taking place almost every day.

“In planning for this new website, we focused on offering a contemporary, clean layout with improved navigation to better connect site visitors with the essential services, programs, information, and community resources available through our libraries,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services.

Library’s new website will be updated regularly with news and happenings, accomplishments and milestones, and special events. Public feedback is welcomed and can be shared through the form on the Contact Us page.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit http://longbeach.gov/. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About 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 Main Library and eleven neighborhood libraries and a vibrant online presence. In summer of 2017, the Long Beach Public Library was awarded the National Medal for Library and Museum Services in recognition of successful community-collaborations, innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and literacy-focused programs to the residents of Long Beach. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for learning for a lifetime, the Library offers books, media, databases, Internet access, Family Learning Centers, makerspaces, and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.

For more information, visit www.lbpl.org, “Like” the Long Beach Public Library on Facebook, and follow along on Twitter and Instagram.