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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:031018
Long Beach Public Library Hosts Ceremony for Second Graduating Class of Online High School
Gianina Robinson
General Librarian and Career Online High School Coordinator
Department of Library Services

This morning, the Long Beach Public Library hosted its ceremony for second graduating class of Career Online High School at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. Through hard work and serious commitment to the program, 15 students earned their high school diploma and gathered today with family and friends to celebrate this momentous achievement.

The library awards scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified individuals looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.

"Libraries are for learning, which is why it is important for us to offer a program like Career Online High School,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. “It is so rewarding for us to be able to celebrate the achievements of our students.”

The Long Beach Public Library launched its Career Online High School program for residents of Long Beach in March 2016. Since then, 28 students have earned their high school diploma.

Classes are supported by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. In addition to earning a diploma, coursework also focuses on eight high-growth, high-demand career fields, including child care and education, food and hospitality, and office management.

Residents of Long Beach can learn more about Career Online High School at Long Beach Public Library or by visiting the library’s website at

For more information about Long Beach Public Library services and events, visit  Please “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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, eleven other unique neighborhood libraries and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for learning for a lifetime, the library offers books, media, downloadable e-books and audiobooks, online resources, internet access, Family Learning Centers and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.