PRESS RELEASE

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

6/10/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061021
Subject:
Long Beach Public Library Seeks Community Input
Contact:
Susan Jones
562.570.6288
Susan.Jones@lbpl.org
Main Library Services Manager
Long Beach Public Library




Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has launched a survey to ascertain community interest and preferences in a variety of service areas. The survey is available online now through August 28 and is available in EnglishSpanishKhmerand Tagalog. Paper copies of the survey, also available in multiple languages, are available at all library locations offering Grab & Go and LBPL To-Go services.

“Libraries are a vital resource to our neighborhoods, and community input is crucial to planning our operations,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I encourage residents to participate in our library survey. Your feedback is very important to us and helps us meet our goal of ensuring library services meet the needs of all Long Beach residents.”

The LBPL survey solicits community feedback in areas such as library hours, library news and adaptive or assistive technology. Its goal is to identify which services are of utmost importance to patrons and afford patrons an opportunity to make suggestions.  

Paper surveys are available at the following LBPL To-Go locations Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Billie Jean King Main Library, 562.570.7500
  • Bay Shore, 562.570.1039 
  • El Dorado, 562.570.3136
  • Bret Harte, 562.570.1044
  • Los Altos, 562.570.1045
  • Mark Twain, 562.570.1046
  • Michelle Obama, 562.570.1047

“The Long Beach Public Library was established 125 years ago and has a long history of adapting to meet our community’s needs,” said Long Beach Public Library Director Glenda Williams. “We want to hear from all library patrons, even those who are not currently using our libraries, to help us plan for the future to ensure that everyone feels welcome and invested in visiting their neighborhood library.”

The LBPL’s collection currently includes more than 800,000 items, and features print materials, recordings, DVDs, ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming movies and music, and Chromebooks and wireless hotspots available for checkout. The digital library includes resources for language learning, homework and job assistance, vocational and tech classes, hobbies, genealogy and news.

The idea to conduct a community survey first originated from a request at a Long Beach City Council meeting to study library hours.

For more information about this survey or library services, visit www.lbpl.org or call 562.570.7500. “Like” the Long Beach Public Library on Facebook, and follow along on Twitter and Instagram