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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.
April is National Library Month, and the Long Beach Public Library is celebrating by launching a Mobile Studio, and by offering an Overdue Fines Amnesty Program as well.
“Libraries provide opportunities for all residents to learn, grow and discover new skills, and we are committed to increasing access to all our wonderful library resources,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The community is invited to enjoy new Sunday hours at El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Road, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In addition, hours at the Main Library at the Long Beach Civic Center have been extended on Thursday nights, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.