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.
More than 300,000 books, were on the move Wednesday as Long Beach Public Library staff members moved the tomes to their new home at the corner of Broadway and Pacific Avenue in Downtown.
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.
Imagine schlepping more than 300,000 books, including 200 rare volumes, along with furniture, computers and other associated media and materials across town.
City officials were joined by over a hundred guests in downtown Long Beach Tuesday morning to celebrate the start of structural steel construction on the city’s new Main Library, part of the upcoming Long Beach Civic Center Development Project.