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The Latest Library News

Adventures from Afar

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Feeling stuck? Travel to far off lands and worlds from the comfort, and safety, of home.

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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.

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We're Bringing the Library to You


Read the latest installment of our Library Newsletter.

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Learn with Udemy


Have you been wanting to take some classes to learn new skills or polish up your resume? Now you can learn with Udemy!

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Sign Up for a Library Card

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Find out how to sign up for a library card from home!

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Watch Movies for Free!


Did you know you can stream movies for free with your library card? With Kanopy you can watch acclaimed movies, documentaries, and even movies and television shows for kids! 

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Research Your Family History From Home

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In an effort to make as many of our digital resources available to patrons during this time, the library is happy to announce that until May 31st all Long Beach Public Library Card holders will have access to Ancestry Library Edition from home.

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How to Use the Long Beach Public Library from Home

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With an LBPL card and an internet connection, you have access to a variety of free online resources through the LBPL Digital Library.

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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.

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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. 

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LBPL Will No Longer Offer as of 12/31/19


We expect to bring on new online learning platforms in early 2020 and recommend exploring our current course offerings through Gale Courses.

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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.

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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.

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Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library


Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

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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.

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Get a $10 Gift Card for sharing your input!


Join the City Auditor’s Office for a Community Conversation on Library Services.

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Change to Sunday Hours


Beginning November 3, extended library hours will be changing.

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College Readiness Fair 2019


Join us Saturday, October 19 at the Billie Jean King Main Library.

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LB Reads Adult Literacy Services

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Find out how to enroll as a learner or volunteer at the library as an LB Reads adult literacy tutor.

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Latino Heritage Month @ LBPL

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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.

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Back to School @ LBPL

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Get ready to go back to school at the Family Learning Center at Bret Harte Neighborhood Library.

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All LBPL libraries will be closed on Friday, August 23

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Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Saturday, August 24.

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Computer Help @ LBPL

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Need computer help?  The Michelle Obama Library offers one-on-one appointments for all of your computer questions.

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Celebrating 20 Years of LBPL's Family Learning Centers


Long Beach Public Library's first Family Learning Center opened at the Burnett Neighborhood Library in 1999.

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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.

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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.

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Community Gardens @ LBPL

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Visit the open-harvest, community garden at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library⁠—everyone is welcome to help care for, plant, and harvest from. 

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LBPL's Streaming + Downloadable Music Collection

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Access Freegal Music with your Long Beach Public Library card.

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Introducing LB Reads

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LB Reads is a new literacy tutoring program for English speaking adults, launching this June at LBPL. 

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Meet Libby — an App for eBooks + eAudio


Meet Libby, a free app from Overdrive for easy access to eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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Preserve Your Family Photos @ LBPL

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Learn how to digitize and save your family photos through the Preserving Community Heritage Project at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library.

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Save the Date: 2019 Summer Reading Kick Off

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Join us for our Summer Reading Kick Off Event on Saturday, June 15 at Bach Neighborhood Library.

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Unlimited Access to Kanopy Kids

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LBPL is now offering unlimited access to Kanopy Kids, our streaming movie platform!

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Archives Unbound Now Available in the LBPL Digital Library


Access historical documents through LBPL's newest digital resource.

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Introducing the Supply-brary


The Supply-brary provides supplies and resources for students to successfully create school projects and presentations. 

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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.

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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.

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Now Offering Free Access to the New York Times Online!

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There are two ways to access: OnSite + OffSite.
Access the New York Times Online through the LBPL Digital Library.

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Main Library Closed Temporarily


Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. LB, is closed to the public beginning January 19, 2019, in preparation for our move to the new library. During this closure, we invite you to visit one of our other 11 locations.

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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.

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