The bookdrop at Burnett Library is currently out of order—swing by Dana, Harte, Twain, or any of our other locations to return library materials after hours. 


Face coverings must be worn by all patrons, except children under the age of 2, when in library buildings. This requirement is in accordance with the most recent Health Order from the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.




 

The Latest Library News

Bret Harte Library Branch History

07/20/2021

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Read all about our tiny, but mighty, Bret Harte Neighborhood Library branch.

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LBPL To-Go Service Update

07/19/2021

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LBPL To-Go, appointment-based pickup for holds, is now available only at Billie Jean King Main, El Dorado, and Harte libraries.

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Tell Your Story With Ancestry

07/01/2021

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Find out how to tell your family's story with Ancestry Library Edition, a free resource offered by Long Beach Public Library.

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Six More Long Beach Public Library Branches to Reopen to Public

06/28/2021

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Bret Harte and Los Altos libraries are opening on Tuesday, June 29! The following week on July 6, Bach, Brewitt, Burnett and Dana libraries will reopen, too.

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Long Beach Public Library’s Mobile App Is Getting a New Look!

06/14/2021

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Long Beach Public Library’s mobile app has moved to a new platform that makes searching the library’s catalog, placing holds, and checking your account easier than before. Learn about the changes and find out how to download the app today!

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Brewitt Library Branch History

06/11/2021

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Learn all about our hidden gem of a library, Brewitt Library.

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Long Beach Public Library Seeks Community Input

06/07/2021

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The Long Beach Public Library has launched a survey to help determine community interest in areas such as when and how often the library is open, how patrons want to hear about library news and events, and what adaptive or assistive technology patrons want the library to provide. Share your opinion and complete the survey.

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The First Branch -- Alamitos Neighborhood Library

05/24/2021

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Settle in with a cup of tea and check out this fascinating story of Long Beach Public Library’s first branch, Alamitos.

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125th Anniversary

05/11/2021

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The 125th Anniversary of Long Beach Public Library is here! Learn about the history of our library system. We'll start with Main Library and feature a new library every few weeks.

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Us!

04/23/2021

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Long Beach Public Library is commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May with a series of virtual programs for all ages.

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Book & Toy Donation Drive

04/22/2021

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From April 24 – May 8, six library locations are accepting donations of new books and toys in original packing to support and comfort migrant children. Learn how you can participate.

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VIP Learning

04/06/2021

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Aprenda un nuevo oficio o habilidad con VIP Learning. Elija entre más de 50 cursos.

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Young Readers Club

04/06/2021

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The Young Readers Club is a small group reading club for children in first grade. Teen volunteers and library staff will lead group read alouds, activities, and games centered around social-emotional skills for kids.

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Circle of Stories -- Círculo de Cuentos

04/01/2021

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Be a part of our live Circle of Stories on Zoom! We’ll learn by reading, singing, dancing and playing together with activities geared for children 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

!Sean parte de nuestro Círculo de Cuentos en vivo por Zoom! Aprenderemos leyendo, cantando, bailando y jugando juntos con actividades diseñadas para niños yniñas de 2 a 5 años de edad y sus cuidadores primarios.




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50 BOOK CHALLENGE FOR ADULTS / RETO DE 50 LIBROS PARA ADULTOS

01/26/2021

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Think you can read 50 books in a year? Long Beach Public Library challenges you to read 50 books! 


¿Cree usted que pueda leer 50 libros en un año? ¡La Biblioteca Pública de Long Beach lo reta a leer 50 libros!

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e-Magazines Now on OverDrive and Libby!

01/04/2021

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Our digital magazines are moving from RBDigital to OverDrive and we have added over 3000 new titles! All free, all the time! Download the Libby app or go to our OverDrive page and start reading now!

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Online Book Club

01/04/2021

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Join our Online Book Club! You can participate in this community-wide book club from the comfort of your own home and around your busy schedule.

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IMPROVING YOUR DIGITAL BOOK EXPERIENCE: MOVING FROM CLOUD LIBRARY TO OVERDRIVE

11/04/2020

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We are improving our system for how you read, listen to, check out, and reserve eBook and eAudiobook titles. We are happy to say that the transfer from Cloud Library to OverDrive was much faster than expected. You can now find the eBooks and eAudiobooks from Cloud Library in ouOverDrive platform and Libby app. 

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The yearly In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club is back!

09/29/2020

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The annual Cover to Cover club is back! Find out how kids can read books to earn a free burger from In-N-Out!

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¡Vida Latina!

09/04/2020

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month heritage with the Long Beach Public Library! 

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Thousands Of Free Comics And Graphic Novels for Californians!

06/30/2020

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 LBPL is excited to announce the availability of more than 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children’s materials as part of the Virtual Library Comic Convention.

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LBPL To-Go

06/25/2020

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LBPL To-Go is the Library's appointment-based pick-up service for items on hold.

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Adventures from Afar

05/13/2020

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Feeling stuck? Travel to far off lands and worlds from the comfort, and safety, of home.

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LBPL Updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

04/28/2020

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All Long Beach Public Library locations are currently closed until further notice in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). As of June 23, 2020 Outdoor book drops are now open. 

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We're Bringing the Library to You

04/23/2020

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Read the latest installment of our Library Newsletter.

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Learn with Udemy

04/14/2020

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Have you been wanting to take some classes to learn new skills or polish up your resume? Now you can learn with Udemy!

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Sign Up for a Library Card

04/10/2020

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Find out how to sign up for a library card from home!

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Watch Movies for Free!

04/03/2020

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Did you know you can stream movies for free with your library card? With Kanopy you can watch acclaimed movies, documentaries, and even movies and television shows for kids! 

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Research Your Family History From Home

04/02/2020

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In an effort to make as many of our digital resources available to patrons during this time, the library is happy to announce that until September 30th all Long Beach Public Library Card holders will have access to Ancestry Library Edition from home.

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How to Use the Long Beach Public Library from Home

03/16/2020

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With an LBPL card and an internet connection, you have access to a variety of free online resources through the LBPL Digital Library.

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Long Beach Announces First Youth Poet Laureate Contest

02/11/2020

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We're looking for teen poets who want to use their poetry to make a difference in the community! Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2020.

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Writers' Workshop @ Los Altos Neighborhood Library

01/02/2020

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The Writers' Workshop meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30 – 6:00PM. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome to attend with no registration necessary. 

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LBPL Will No Longer Offer Lynda.com as of 12/31/19

12/18/2019

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We expect to bring on new online learning platforms in early 2020 and recommend exploring our current course offerings through Gale Courses.

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Teen Café @ Dana Neighborhood Library

12/02/2019

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The Dana Neighborhood Library is the proud recipient of a Pitch-an-Idea Mini Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand programs for the energetic, thriving, and diverse teen population in Long Beach.

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Improving Your Digital Book Experience: Moving from Axis360 to OverDrive

11/19/2019

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Beginning December 13, 2019 Children's eBooks and eAudiobooks will be moving from Axis360 to OverDrive.

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Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

11/13/2019

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Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

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Happy Birthday Burnett Neighborhood Library

11/01/2019

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We're celebrating 109 years of service in the neighborhood and 50 years in the current Burnett Neighborhood Library building.

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Get a $10 Gift Card for sharing your input!

10/25/2019

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Join the City Auditor’s Office for a Community Conversation on Library Services.

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Change to Sunday Hours

10/16/2019

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Beginning November 3, extended library hours will be changing.

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College Readiness Fair 2019

10/14/2019

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

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