LBPL To-Go is available at the following libraries: Billie Jean King Main, Michelle Obama, Mark Twain, Los Altos, Harte, El Dorado, and Bay Shore. If you have items ready to pick up, make your appointment here.


LBPL To-Go provides safe access to physical library materials through limited walk-up and curbside pickup service. Outdoor book drops are open for returns. Learn more about LBPL To-Go.

The Latest Library News

Grab & Go Launches at BJK Main Library, Bay Shore, Mark Twain, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries

05/04/2021

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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.

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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

04/22/2021

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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

04/06/2021

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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

04/01/2021

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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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50 BOOK CHALLENGE FOR ADULTS / RETO DE 50 LIBROS PARA ADULTOS

01/26/2021

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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!

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e-Magazines Now on OverDrive and Libby!

01/04/2021

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Our digital magazines are moving from RBDigital to OverDrive and we have added over 3000 new titles! All free, all the time! Download the Libby app or go to our OverDrive page and start reading now!

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Online Book Club

01/04/2021

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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.

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IMPROVING YOUR DIGITAL BOOK EXPERIENCE: MOVING FROM CLOUD LIBRARY TO OVERDRIVE

11/04/2020

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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 ouOverDrive platform and Libby app. 

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Printing To-Go

11/02/2020

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Long Beach Public Library is now offering free printing pick up services for 10 pages or less!

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The yearly In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club is back!

09/29/2020

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The annual Cover to Cover club is back! Find out how kids can read books to earn a free burger from In-N-Out!

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¡Vida Latina!

09/04/2020

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month heritage with the Long Beach Public Library! 

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Thousands Of Free Comics And Graphic Novels for Californians!

06/30/2020

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 LBPL is excited to announce the availability of more than 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children’s materials as part of the Virtual Library Comic Convention.

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LBPL To-Go

06/11/2020

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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!

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Adventures from Afar

05/13/2020

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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

04/28/2020

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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. 

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We're Bringing the Library to You

04/23/2020

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Read the latest installment of our Library Newsletter.

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Learn with Udemy

04/14/2020

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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

04/10/2020

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

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Watch Movies for Free!

04/03/2020

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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

04/02/2020

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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 June 30th 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

03/16/2020

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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

02/11/2020

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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

01/02/2020

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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 Lynda.com as of 12/31/19

12/18/2019

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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

12/02/2019

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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

11/19/2019

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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

11/13/2019

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Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

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Happy Birthday Burnett Neighborhood Library

11/01/2019

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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!

10/25/2019

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

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Change to Sunday Hours

10/16/2019

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Beginning November 3, extended library hours will be changing.

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College Readiness Fair 2019

10/14/2019

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

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LB Reads Adult Literacy Services

09/21/2019

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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

09/15/2019

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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

08/30/2019

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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

08/16/2019

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Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Saturday, August 24.

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Computer Help @ LBPL

07/31/2019

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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

07/26/2019

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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

07/17/2019

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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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