The Latest Library News
LBPL Updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
All Long Beach Public Library locations are currently closed until further notice in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Outdoor book drops are also closed at this time.
Long Beach Announces First Youth Poet Laureate Contest
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.
Writers' Workshop @ Los Altos Neighborhood Library
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.
Teen Café @ Dana Neighborhood Library
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.
Improving Your Digital Book Experience: Moving from Axis360 to OverDrive
Beginning December 13, 2019 Children's eBooks and eAudiobooks will be moving from Axis360 to OverDrive.
Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Happy Birthday Burnett Neighborhood Library
We're celebrating 109 years of service in the neighborhood and 50 years in the current Burnett Neighborhood Library building.
Get a $10 Gift Card for sharing your input!
Join the City Auditor’s Office for a Community Conversation on Library Services.
Change to Sunday Hours
Beginning November 3, extended library hours will be changing.
College Readiness Fair 2019
Join us Saturday, October 19 at the Billie Jean King Main Library.
LB Reads Adult Literacy Services
Find out how to enroll as a learner or volunteer at the library as an LB Reads adult literacy tutor.
Latino Heritage Month @ LBPL
Join us in celebrating Latino Heritage through an exciting schedule of programs which reflect the stories, art, language and diversity of Latin Americans and Latinos living in the United States.
Back to School @ LBPL
Get ready to go back to school at the Family Learning Center at Bret Harte Neighborhood Library.
All LBPL libraries will be closed on Friday, August 23
Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Saturday, August 24.
Computer Help @ LBPL
Need computer help? The Michelle Obama Library offers one-on-one appointments for all of your computer questions.
Make.Create.Design. 2019 @ LBPL
Teens ages 12-19 are invited to join The Studio to explore technology from the past, present, and future in our hands-on workshops Tick Tock and You Don’t Stop.
Main Library's Book Collection is Moving!
During the move, books from Main Library will be unavailable. Holds placed for books may take several weeks to be fulfilled.
Community Gardens @ LBPL
Visit the open-harvest, community garden at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library—everyone is welcome to help care for, plant, and harvest from.
LBPL's Streaming + Downloadable Music Collection
Access Freegal Music with your Long Beach Public Library card.
Meet Libby — an App for eBooks + eAudio
Meet Libby, a free app from Overdrive for easy access to eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Preserve Your Family Photos @ LBPL
Learn how to digitize and save your family photos through the Preserving Community Heritage Project at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library.
Save the Date: 2019 Summer Reading Kick Off
Join us for our Summer Reading Kick Off Event on Saturday, June 15 at Bach Neighborhood Library.
Unlimited Access to Kanopy Kids
LBPL is now offering unlimited access to Kanopy Kids, our streaming movie platform!
Archives Unbound Now Available in the LBPL Digital Library
Access historical documents through LBPL's newest digital resource.
Introducing the Supply-brary
The Supply-brary provides supplies and resources for students to successfully create school projects and presentations.
Now Hiring: LBPL Studio Guides
LBPL is seeking interested candidates to apply for the position of part-time Library Aide, Non-Career (Studio Guide) at the Library's Studio Makerspaces. The application period closes March 29, 2019.
Dictionary Days 2019
This year’s annual Dictionary Day Program will commence on March 12 and include four community celebrations of words and reading at Long Beach Public Library branches throughout the city.
Now Offering Free Access to the New York Times Online!
There are two ways to access: OnSite + OffSite.
Access the New York Times Online through the LBPL Digital Library.
LBPL Foundation Fundraising Campaign for New Main Library
The Foundation's New Main Campaign accepts donations for programs, technology, and enhancements at the new Main Library, set to open in the Summer of 2019.
Dive Into Reading 2019 Calendar of Events
ReadyRosie: Transformative Family Engagement
ReadyRosie is a digital platform for parents + families to access activities and curated content to engage children in developmentally-appropriate learning.
Get the ReadyRosie App for free at any Long Beach Public Library!
Introducing Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture
Long Beach Public Library is proud to offer the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1, made possible in partnership with the Southern California Library Cooperative.
LBPL Wins 2017 National Medal
The Long Beach Public Library is honored to be awarded the 2017 National Medal by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the highest honor given to museums and libraries who demonstrate impactful programs and services and are known as catalysts for community change.
LBPL Family Learning Centers
Family Learning Centers offer homework support materials and computer-based learning opportunities to enrich student study skills, develop parent participation and support, and provide space for adults to access resources for personal and professional development.