For the month of April, Long Beach Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Month, to highlight the unlimited possibilities offered and the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
“Libraries are essential resources for our community,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming.”
Long Beach Public Library is celebrating National Library Month by hosting informative, creative and meaningful events at all 12 library locations throughout April. You can connect with the library to:
- Read and share your ideas through book discussions;
- Advance and succeed in your education and career by using online databases and ebooks;
- Learn new technology skills by attending classes; explore and create do-it-yourself projects at The Studio; and
- Play and learn along with your children at storytime.
“The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. “Whatever your interest or need, the library and our library staff are here to provide you the resources required to accomplish your goals and dreams.”
One major resource is being upgraded later this year: A next-generation high-speed data network is being installed at all 12 library locations, and will increase the bandwidth capacity by approximately 10 to 15 times at effectively the same cost.
Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes Main Library, eleven other unique Neighborhood Libraries and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, databases, internet access, Family Learning Centers and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.