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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 072723
Long Beach Public Library’s Bay Shore Neighborhood Library to Close for Scheduled Renovation
Cynthia Bautista
Manager of Branch Library Services

External facade of Bay Shore Library with Alamitos Bay in the background

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Public Library’s (LBPL) Bay Shore Neighborhood Library (195 Bay Shore Ave.) will temporarily close for a scheduled renovation beginning Monday, August 14. The last day of library service at this location is Saturday, August 12. Due to the extensive renovation work to be conducted, an estimated eight-month closure is anticipated. During this period, all library services, including exterior book returns, will be unavailable at this location.

The current Bay Shore Neighborhood Library, named for Alamitos Bay which the building overlooks, and Belmont Shore, the community it serves, is a 6,900-square-foot building with an exterior constructed from glass, stucco and unfinished California redwood, which opened to the public in 1959. The Bay Shore Branch Library renovation project, partially funded through Measure A, includes significant restorations to the building’s exterior architecture and energy efficient enhancements like window replacement. Renovations are being made to beautify the charming mid-century building that will enhance the visitor experience and infrastructure quality and extend the useful life of this public facility.

During Bay Shore Neighborhood Library’s temporary closure, three nearby neighborhood libraries are available for patrons to enjoy:

  • Alamitos Neighborhood Library (1836 E. 3rd St.)
  • Brewitt Neighborhood Library (4036 E. Anaheim St.)
  • Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Dr.)

More information about LBPL programs, including times and locations, is available on the Library’s online Event Calendar. More information about LBPL hours and branch locations is available at

Media inquiries may be directed to Cynthia Bautista, Manager of Branch Library Services, at 562.570.6645.