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Celebration of the Young Child Returns


The City of Long Beach will host its fifth annual “Celebration of the Young Child” event on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10AM to 2PM at the Billie Jean King Main Library and Lincoln Park. The Celebration is a free annual event to showcase vendors who provide services and resources for young children and their families and caregivers. All families are welcome to attend to learn about various available resources and engage in fun, family friendly entertainment.

The Celebration will include information booths from local and regional education centers, agencies and vendors who provide services to families and children up to age 8. Booths will be set up outside on the BJK Library terrace with educational handouts that promote healthy child development, resources for parents, and fun and educational hands-on activities like no-mess painting and games. Other event activities include story times, songs and movement for toddlers and preschool-aged children, hosted by Library staff, and performances by local children's musicians that will take place in the adjacent Lincoln Park, among other entertainment offerings. Families are encouraged to come for the information but stay for the fun! Free parking will be available in the Civic Center parking garage located at 332 W. Broadway.

The Celebration of the Young Child event is a citywide event made possible by a collaboration between the Health Department’s Early Childhood Education Program and the Long Beach Public Library.