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Show Your Public Library Some Love
Show Your Public Library Some Love

The annual spare change drive, I Love My Public Library officially begins on Valentine's Day, February 14! 


Help raise money for books and materials in our Long Beach Public Libraries. This year, when you stop in at your local library, dig into your pockets and put your coins and small bills in the donation box at the front counter.


Donate Your Spare Change at 
any Long Beach Public Library. 
Look for the I Love My Public Library donation box at the following locations:


Main Library

101 Pacific Ave.,  90822

(562) 570-7500

Alamitos - Neighborhood Library

1836 E. Third St.,  90802

(562) 570-1037  

Ruth Bach - Neighborhood Library

4055 Bellflower Blvd., 90808

(562) 570-1038


Bay Shore - Neighborhood Library

195 Bay Shore Ave., 90803

(562) 570-1039


Brewitt - Neighborhood Library

4036 E. Anaheim St., 90804

(562) 570-1040


Burnett - Neighborhood Library

560 E. Hill St., 90806

(562) 570-1041


Dana - Neighborhood Library

3680 Atlantic Ave., 90807

(562) 570-1042


El Dorado - Neighborhood Library

2900 Studebaker Rd., 90815

(562) 570-3136


Bret Harte - Neighborhood Library

1595 W. Willow St., 90810

(562) 570-1044


Los Altos - Neighborhood Library

5614 E. Britton Dr., 90815

(562) 570-1045


Mark Twain - Neighborhood Library

1401 E. Anaheim St., 90813

(562) 570-1046


North - Neighborhood Library

5571 Orange Ave., 90805

(562) 570-1047

Here are Ten Ways You Can Show How Much You Love Your Public Library:
  1. Donate Your Spare Change.
  2. Get a " I Love My Public Library" Sticker and Wear it Proudly.
  3. Tell your friends to go to their local public library and donate their spare change.
  4. Get a Library Card.
  5. Bring a friend or relative to the public library.
  6. Join Friends of the Long Public Library.
  7. Join the Long Beach Public Library Foundation.
  8. Volunteer your time at the Information Center for People with Disabilities (ICPD) or as a Service Learning Teen Volunteer at all 12 libraries, Call (562) 570-5709.
  9. Tell your Librarian how much you appreciate what they do.
  10. Donate books, magazines (new only) to your local library.
Each branch library will have a donation box at their check out desk starting February 14th. When you make a donation, ask for a sticker which proudly proclaims, "I Love My Public Library".  
For more information call the office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 


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