Every year since 2003, Long Beach Unified School District third graders have received a brand new dictionary thanks to the Long Beach Public Library and Earl B. And Loraine H. Miller foundations.
Your fines for any overdue materials will be forgiven if you finally make that trek to return your Calvin & Hobbes comic to the Long Beach Public Library in April.
Last time, I wrote about a diamond-in-the-rough for small business owners: the Small Business Development Center. Today, I’m focused on an invaluable resource that many of us have all but forgotten about: the public library.
It’s been four years in the making and not without a few bumps in the road, but the groundbreaking for the New North Branch Library is finally a date set in stone: this upcoming Saturday.
Long Beach librarian Francisco Vargas is no stranger to finding and implementing innovative ways of expanding youth’s access to knowledge—which nowadays, at least for librarians, is far more than just getting kids to pick up a book. And what better way to teach kids about engineering than through building with LEGO?