The new library has a lot to offer: space for 300,000 books, a junior art studio and STEM-learning lab, dozens of computers, a makerspace, media production lab, a 3D print shop are just some of the areas visitors were most excited about.
Broadway will be closed from Cedar Avenue to Pacific Avenue starting at 6 a.m. and reopen to traffic at 2 p.m. Free parking is available at the Broadway Parking Garage on 332 West Broadway on a first-come basis.
King grew up in Long Beach and went on to an illustrious tennis career but also made a name for herself advocating for women’s rights and for those in the LGBTQ community.
Billie Jean King is a Long Beach legend but some feel her accomplishments are more athletic than education-based. The new Main Library could soon bear her name.
King is not only regarded as one of the best tennis players in the history of the sport but she’s also a hometown hero.