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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 the Main Library and 11 other 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, database, internet access, Family Learning Centers, and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs and film screenings.

Community Invited to Grand Opening of Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

michelle-obama-neighborhood The community is invited to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Avenue, on Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 am. Public parking will be available in the lot across from the library on Atlantic Avenue.

Long Beach Public Library Citywide Summer Reading Program Launches Saturday

library-summer-reading On your mark, get set … READ! The Long Beach Public Library will launch its annual citywide Summer Reading Program with fun and games at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 Bellflower Boulevard, on Saturday, June 25, at 11:00 am.

Amnesty Program Proves to Be a Huge Success For Long Beach Public Library

library-books More than 4,000 patrons returned 13,323 items worth an estimated $240,000 during the Long Beach Public Library Overdue Fines Amnesty Program in April. “Our Library Amnesty Program was a huge success, and I’m thankful that we not only got back a ton of books, but that people who were struggling had an opportunity to renew their library privileges,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

Long Beach Public Library Offers Residents Overdue Fines Amnesty Opportunity

library-books The Long Beach Public Library will offer an Overdue Fines Amnesty Program during the month of April, to coincide with National Library Month. Fines will be forgiven for all overdue materials returned to the Long Beach Public Library.

Public Invited To Topping Ceremony For New Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

michelle-obama-neighborhood Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmembers Rex Richardson and Al Austin and the Departments of Library Services and Public Works invite the public to a topping ceremony for the new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, on Saturday, March 12, at 11:30 am.

Long Beach Public Library Offers Residents Opportunity to Earn an Accredited High School Diploma

graduation-cap-900x600 Long Beach Public Library is offering qualified Long Beach residents the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by the California State Library and Gale, a part of Cengage Learning.

Council Approves Naming Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

michelle-obama-neighborhood-library On Tuesday, February 9, the Long Beach City Council approved naming the new North Neighborhood Library as the “Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.” The motion was approved by a majority vote of 6 to 0. Councilmember Rex Richardson spearheaded the movement to name the library after the First Lady.

LA Opera Discusses The Magic Flute at El Dorado Library

Tamino and Pamina undergo their final trial; watercolor by Max Slevogt (1868–1932) Tamino and Pamina undergo their final trial; watercolor by Max Slevogt (1868–1932) On Saturday, Saturday February 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera The Magic Flute.

Councilmember Richardson to Request Council Name New North Library the “Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library”

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson 9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Councilmember Rex Richardson will ask his city council colleagues to consider naming North Long Beach’s new library after First Lady Michelle Obama.

LB Library Card is Your Pass to Discount at The Aquarium of the Pacific

library-card-aquarium Library card holders with the Long Beach Public Library are eligible to receive the Pass to the Pacific coupon. The coupon offers $10 off adult and senior admission and $5 off child admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific. ScholarShare and the Aquarium are committed to inspiring a lifetime of learning by enabling kids and teens to read with a reward.

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