City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 10052021-2
Long Beach Public Library Asks Youth to Open eBooks with the TumbleBook Collection
Christine Hertzel
Automated Services Manager
Long Beach Public Library

Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) showcases different digital resources each month, and this month’s spotlight is on TumbleBook. The eBook collection available to Long Beach Public Library cardholders has thousands of animated picture books, chapter books and graphic novels, exclusively for youth, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. 

“Long Beach Public Library’s expansive digital collection offers easily accessible and zero-cost resources for our diverse community, including our youngest readers,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

With TumbleBook, patrons will find traditional, text-based books that kids can read, or parents and caregivers can read to children. Additionally, the collection includes books specially designed to be enjoyed digitally, with moving illustrations, speaking characters and words that light up on the screen. There are also graphic novels, nonfiction titles, videos, puzzles and games available.

“TumbleBook provides our kids with opportunities to interact with books and hear stories, even when a parent or caregiver might not be able to do so themselves,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. “We are happy to be able to offer this resource to our community.”

Much of the TumbleBook collection is multilingual, with options in English, Spanish and French. The entire TumbleBook library is available 24/7 to access remotely or in person at any LBPL branch, with no holds lists and no waiting. 

TumbleBook can be found within LBPL’s Digital Library at Try it out today and experience reading in a whole new way!

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Public Library
Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes Billie Jean King Main Library and eleven neighborhood libraries and a vibrant online presence. In summer of 2017, the Long Beach Public Library was awarded the National Medal for Library and Museum Services in recognition of successful community-collaborations, innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and literacy-focused programs to the residents of Long Beach. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for learning for a lifetime, the Library offers books, media, databases, Internet access, Family Learning Centers, makerspaces, and a variety of events ranging from story times to educational and cultural programs.

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