FY 2013 Budget Leads to Operational Changes at Long Beach Libraries

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Changes for Long Beach Public Library  With the adoption of the FY 2013 budget, the following changes will be implemented for the Department of Library Services, effective Tuesday, October 23, 2012:

The Main Library’s hours are changing to open at noon (instead of 10:00a.m.) Tuesday through Thursday. This change will align Main Library open hours with the neighborhood libraries. The new hours for Main Library are:

  • Tuesday, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All Neighborhood Libraries will remain on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Six Neighborhood Libraries will continue to provide programming and check out services through an alternate staffing model utilizing part-time support staff and limited Librarian assistance:

  • Alamitos Library, 1836 E. Third Street
  • Bach Library, 4055 Bellflower Boulevard
  • Bay Shore Library, 195 Bay Shore Avenue
  • Brewitt Library, 4036 E. Anaheim Street
  • Dana Library, 3680 Atlantic Avenue
  • Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Drive

Please call (562) 570-7500 for more information.

About the 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 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 and Family Learning Centers as well as storytimes, cultural events and services to promote literacy.

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