The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library is closed Friday, January 14. We apologize for this inconvenience and invite you to visit one of our open libraries.

Please note that all LBPL locations will be closed on Saturday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Face coverings must be worn by all patrons, except children under the age of 2, when in library buildings. This requirement is in accordance with the most recent Health Order from the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.

The Latest Library News

LBCC 101



Learn more about what Long Beach City College has to offer, how the admissions process works, and more on Tuesday, January 25th at 5 PM.

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Salsa Saturdays/Salsábados



Learn and discuss easy-to-make, mindful, and delicious recipes that the entire family can help create.

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Bach Library Branch History



Sixty four years after its completion, the Ruth Bach Library remains one of LBPL's most loved branches. Learn all about Bach's history.

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Temporary Cards No Longer Accepted For OverDrive and Libby



Starting February 1, 2022, only LBPL card numbers that begin 23090 will be able to access OverDrive or Libby through the Long Beach Public Library. 

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Winter Break


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We're taking a “Winter Break” from in person programming at our libraries for the month of January. New & exciting programming will return in the spring.

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To learn more about GetSetUp, join us on January 11, 2022, at 10:30 AM when experts from GetSetUp will be online LIVE to help patrons get the most out of this incredible lifelong-learning resource.

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Introducing PressReader



PressReader provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries and in 60 languages.  

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Citizenship Workshops with Centro CHA



Learn about the U.S. citizenship process, ask questions, and get assistance onsite and in-person with Centro CHA.

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Early Learning Festival 2021



The Early Learning Festival is a perfect opportunity to discover local programs and hands-on activities to support childhood development.

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Freegal Ends December 31, 2021



LBPL will no longer offer Freegal after December 31, 2021.

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VetNow connects you with a live veteran navigator who can help with VA benefits, job hunting, resumes, interviews, and building math and writing skills.

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Dana Library Branch History



Learn about the history of Dana Neighborhood Library.

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TumbleBookLibrary Now Available From the Long Beach Public Library


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Bumble, stumble, tumble right into an open book! Explore stories full of adventure, mayhem, imagination, and wonder with TumbleBookLibrary. 

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Cover to Cover Club 2021


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Read five books to earn a free cheeseburger at In-N-Out!

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CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond



A new STEAM series kicks off in October, starting with a drones workshop on Oct. 2nd.

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LBPL To-Go Ending



The last day for LBPL To-Go, our appointment-based pickup for holds, is September 30, 2021.

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El Dorado Library Re-opening!



Welcome back to El Dorado! The El Dorado Neighborhood Library is re-opening on October 1, 2021.

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Billie Jean King Photography Exhibition opens September 21, 2021 at Main Library


Billie Jean King exhibit announcement

Billie Jean King: Champion. Activist. Legend. showcases more than 80 photographs from the life and career of Billie Jean King.

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Los Altos Library Branch History


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Los Altos is the latest branch to be featured during our 125th anniversary.

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Vida Latina Returns!


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Join us as we celebrate Latino Heritage Month with activities for the whole family. Programs begin Saturday, September 18th and runs through October 30th.

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Start This School Year with World Book Online!


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World Book Online is the ideal resource! Pre-K through high school students, adult learners, and teachers all will find useful information and fun activities in World Book Online.

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Dive Into School! / ¡Sumérgete en la Escuela!


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Join us as we explore and discuss kindergarten readiness skills.

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Book Bundles Are Here!


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With Book Bundles you and your child can uncover hidden gems, rediscover familiar stories, or find new favorites!

Con Book Bundles usted y su niño o niña pueden descubrir joyas ocultas, cuentos conocidos, y títulos nuevos.

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Libby de OverDrive



¡Conozca a Libby! Su guía para encontrar libros electrónicos, audiolibros electrónicos y revistas electrónicas en español. La aplicación Libby hace que pedir prestados títulos digitales sea más fácil que nunca.

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Libby From OverDrive



Meet Libby! Your guide to free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines. The Libby app makes borrowing digital titles from OverDrive easier than ever.

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Bret Harte Library Branch History


Bret Harte Library branch in 1958

Read all about our tiny, but mighty, Bret Harte Neighborhood Library branch.

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Tech To-Go is expanding!



New full-access MiFi hotspots are now available as part of Tech To-Go. They have broader access to the internet than the Student MiFis, including access to social media and entertainment.

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LBPL To-Go Service Update



LBPL To-Go, appointment-based pickup for holds, is now available only at Billie Jean King Main, El Dorado, and Harte libraries.

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Tell Your Story With Ancestry


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Find out how to tell your family's story with Ancestry Library Edition, a free resource offered by Long Beach Public Library.

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Six More Long Beach Public Library Branches to Reopen to Public



Bret Harte and Los Altos libraries are opening on Tuesday, June 29! The following week on July 6, Bach, Brewitt, Burnett and Dana libraries will reopen, too.

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Long Beach Public Library’s Mobile App Is Getting a New Look!



Long Beach Public Library’s mobile app has moved to a new platform that makes searching the library’s catalog, placing holds, and checking your account easier than before. Learn about the changes and find out how to download the app today!

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Brewitt Library Branch History



Learn all about our hidden gem of a library, Brewitt Library.

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Long Beach Public Library Seeks Community Input


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The Long Beach Public Library has launched a survey to help determine community interest in areas such as when and how often the library is open, how patrons want to hear about library news and events, and what adaptive or assistive technology patrons want the library to provide. Share your opinion and complete the survey.

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The First Branch -- Alamitos Neighborhood Library


Original Alamitos Branch 1897

Settle in with a cup of tea and check out this fascinating story of Long Beach Public Library’s first branch, Alamitos.

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125th Anniversary


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The 125th Anniversary of Long Beach Public Library is here! Learn about the history of our library system. We'll start with Main Library and feature a new library every few weeks.

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Us!


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Long Beach Public Library is commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May with a series of virtual programs for all ages.

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Book & Toy Donation Drive


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From April 24 – May 8, six library locations are accepting donations of new books and toys in original packing to support and comfort migrant children. Learn how you can participate.

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VIP Learning



Aprenda un nuevo oficio o habilidad con VIP Learning. Elija entre más de 50 cursos.

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Young Readers Club


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The Young Readers Club is a small group reading club for children in first grade. Teen volunteers and library staff will lead group read alouds, activities, and games centered around social-emotional skills for kids.

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Circle of Stories -- Círculo de Cuentos


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Be a part of our live Circle of Stories on Zoom! We’ll learn by reading, singing, dancing and playing together with activities geared for children 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

!Sean parte de nuestro Círculo de Cuentos en vivo por Zoom! Aprenderemos leyendo, cantando, bailando y jugando juntos con actividades diseñadas para niños yniñas de 2 a 5 años de edad y sus cuidadores primarios.

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