Back to School @ LBPL

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The Family Learning Center at Bret Harte Neighborhood Library invites you to stop by and get to know your local Learning Guides who are ready to help you plan out a great school year! Learning Guides will chat with you about your study habits, learning style, and how to come up with a system that works best for you. We will have schedule templates ready to be filled out and should include:

  • Dates of quizzes, tests, and exams
  • Deadlines for papers and projects
  • Volunteer/Work hours and Extracurricular activities


Scheduling down study times and important dates will allow you to keep yourself accountable and learn how to manage your time better, whether you are in middle school or going back to college. Little ones also get to join in and do a special craft that will be sure to get them excited for the school year ahead.

Harte’s Family Learning Center also has a Supply-brary, which provides supplies and resources for students to successfully create school projects and presentations. Come on down and browse around all the supplies available to borrow or take home with you for free. The supplies range from markers, paper trimmers, and construction paper to Do-a-Dot markers, magnets, clay, and tri-fold displays. The only requirement that is needed is to fill out a short assignment description form and a Supply Request form which a Learning Guide will assist you with. The Supply-brary is available year-round and open during regular Family Learning Center hours.

LBPL’s Digital Library also includes many resources to help you have a great school year! Brainfuse Help Now offers live online homework help, a writing lab, and more for students of all ages. Our online encyclopedias World Book Online and Britannica School will help you ace those school reports. Plus we have so many more digital resources for you to use from ABC Mouse to E-books to news to movies and music! Our friendly staff are on hand to guide you in learning all of these digital tools.

Visit the Bret Harte Neighborhood Library
1595 W Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90810
(562) 570-1044


Branch Hours

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thu 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Closed


Bret Harte Family Learning Center Hours
Mon Closed
Tue 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thu 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sun Closed

Each month LBPL's website will feature a different neighborhood library and the unique history, programs, and services the branch provides to the surrounding community. Stay tuned for more exciting features!