PRESS RELEASE

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

1/12/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 011223
Subject:
Long Beach Public Library Extends To-Go Service at Three Neighborhood Branches
Contact:
Cathy De Leon
562.570.6291
Director
Library Services




Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is extending its “To-Go” model of service, currently in place at Alamitos, Brewitt and Dana Neighborhood Libraries, through the end of March 2023. The extension of To-Go service at these locations is necessary as LBPL continues to onboard and train a number of key staff positions, including Senior Librarians who supervise library operations and staff, and General Librarians who provide specialized library services.

The To-Go model of service allows patrons to place holds and pick up print and audiovisual resources such as books, DVDs and Chromebooks. Patrons may also apply for and pick up new library cards. To-Go service locations do not currently offer book browsing, public computers or printing, restroom use or meeting room rentals.

Alamitos (562.570.1037), Brewitt (562.570.1040) and Dana (562.570.1042) Neighborhood Libraries are accessible by phone and for item pick up during regular Library hours:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The three neighborhood branches originally shifted to the To-Go Service model in summer 2022. This temporary measure is in response to an unprecedented staffing shortage brought on by retirements, vacancies and the ongoing pandemic; Library funding is not being reduced. More information about LBPL hours and locations is available at lbpl.org.

Media inquiries may be directed to Cathy De Leon, Library Services Director, at 562.570.6291.