April Is National Library Month, Celebrate at Your Local Long Beach Library

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Whether you are seeking information for finding a career, starting a business, looking for activities for children, researching a paper, downloading an audio book, or searching for your next favorite author, you belong @ your Long Beach Public Library. During the month of April, the community is invited to join our nation’s libraries and librarians in celebrating National Library Month.

“The Long Beach Public Library is celebrating National Library Month by planning special story times, films, exhibits, reading and author events to augment the wealth of services it already provides the community,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, who represents the 2nd District. “There’s no better time to visit a local library.”

The Long Beach Public Library provides historical and cultural heritage, digital collections, materials in print and electronic formats, career and business resources, homework help, computer instruction and many other creative resources.

“Today’s libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. “That means providing our communities with tailor-made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”

For more information on National Library Month or other Long Beach Public Library services, visit your local library, visit www.lbpl.org or call 562.570.7500.

The Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, includes a Main Library, eleven unique Neighborhood Libraries, and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, databases, internet access, Family Learning Centers, and a variety of services ranging from story times to cultural programs and movie screenings.

Some events during National Library month are made possible with support from Cal Humanities’ grant California Reads, Searching for Democracy. Cal Humanities is an independent non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.calhum.org.

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