The Latest Library News
Grab & Go Launches at BJK Main Library, Bay Shore, Mark Twain, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries
On May 18th four library locations will reopen with select in-person services, including browsing and checkouts, public computer sessions, and printing. Learn more about current library services.
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Us!
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.
Book & Toy Donation Drive
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.
Aprenda un nuevo oficio o habilidad con VIP Learning. Elija entre más de 50 cursos.
Young Readers Club
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.
Circle of Stories -- Círculo de Cuentos
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.
50 BOOK CHALLENGE FOR ADULTS / RETO DE 50 LIBROS PARA ADULTOS
Think you can read 50 books in a year? Long Beach Public Library challenges you to read 50 books!
¿Cree usted que pueda leer 50 libros en un año? ¡La Biblioteca Pública de Long Beach lo reta a leer 50 libros!
Online Book Club
Join our Online Book Club! You can participate in this community-wide book club from the comfort of your own home and around your busy schedule.
IMPROVING YOUR DIGITAL BOOK EXPERIENCE: MOVING FROM CLOUD LIBRARY TO OVERDRIVE
We are improving our system for how you read, listen to, check out, and reserve eBook and eAudiobook titles. We are happy to say that the transfer from Cloud Library to OverDrive was much faster than expected. You can now find the eBooks and eAudiobooks from Cloud Library in our OverDrive platform and Libby app.
Long Beach Public Library is now offering free printing pick up services for 10 pages or less!
The yearly In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club is back!
The annual Cover to Cover club is back! Find out how kids can read books to earn a free burger from In-N-Out!
Long Beach Public Library is pleased to announce that limited pick up of books at Billie Jean King Main Library, Michelle Obama, Mark Twain, Harte, Los Altos, El Dorado, and Bay Shore Neighborhood Libraries, is now available!
Adventures from Afar
Feeling stuck? Travel to far off lands and worlds from the comfort, and safety, of home.
LBPL Updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
All Long Beach Public Library locations are currently closed until further notice in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). As of June 23, 2020 Outdoor book drops are now open.
We're Bringing the Library to You
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!
Sign Up for a Library Card
Find out how to sign up for a library card from home!
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!
Research Your Family History From Home
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 June 30th all Long Beach Public Library Card holders will have access to Ancestry Library Edition from home.
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.