Long Beach Public Library Celebrates 15 Years of Free Dictionary Program

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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.
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LBPL to Be Celebrated at 14th Annual Foundation Gala and Benefit as National Medal Recipient

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The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) Foundation’s 14th annual Grape Expectations fundraising gala will celebrate the library’s recently awarded honor of the National Medal for Museums and Libraries, it was announced.

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Long Beach Public Library Will Waive All Fees for Overdue Items Returned in April

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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.

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Learning to Love the Long Beach Library: A Small Business Owner’s Primer

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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.

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New North Long Beach Library Groundbreaking Ceremony Has Been a Long Time Coming

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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.

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One LEGO at a Time, Long Beach Public Library Wants to Teach You How to Build

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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....

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Main Library’s Maker Space Lets Public Design, Build, Explore, Create

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Welcome to The Studio, the city’s first maker space, part of the Long Beach Public Library system’s vision to make their branches more than just quiet places to study. By incorporating the technology-based DIY ethos of the...

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One Long Beach Librarian’s Fresh Take on Summer Programs

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Though technically Francisco Vargas' job title is “Youth Services Officer,” the young Bogotá, Columbia native is actually responsible for all of the programming for the Long Beach Public Library system. And in the summertime, that means going above and...

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Long Beach Public Library Shows Off Small Part of Historical Archives

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In Long Beach's Main Library, there sits a back room of mazes and mini alleyways that harbor the Library Historical Archives, a collection of artifacts, documents, books and art that has been growing since its beginning in 1896. And...

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