The loss in funding from an agreement from JetBlue to pay late-night noise fines could reduce some services offered at libraries in the coming years.
The Long Beach library system does not meet the needs of the city’s racially, socioeconomically and linguistically diverse communities, according to a city audit released Wednesday.
Fines assessed to JetBlue for late-night flight activity have totaled millions of dollars that has benefited Long Beach libraries.
The closure will allow library administration and support services time to ensure a “smooth transition” to the new Main Library at 200 W. Broadway this summer, officials said.
A total of 13,323 items were returned by over 4,000 patrons, worth an estimated $240,000 during the Long Beach Public Library Overdue Fines Amnesty Program in April, the City of Long Beach announced Friday.