Wednesday, August 27, 2008

School starts on Wednesday, September 3

And we are ready at the Main Library and all the branches to help withyour homework and school assignments. Whether you need a book recommendation for a book report or further information on an assigned topic, we've got it covered. We have books, magazines, audio books, and on-line resources for everybody, every age, and every topic (or almost every topic!) under the sun.
In addition, our Family Learning Centers at Main and all the branches offer free homework help with research and internet searching, access to our databases for magazines, newspapers and other kinds of information, and word processing. Please call your local branch for hours of operation of the Family Learning Center.

Please see our website for branch locations and phone numbers: or

Thank you and we can't wait to see you here at the library! Good luck with the new school year!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tumblebook Library

During the course of a busy day, have you ever wished for more time to share books with your child, or for more ways to involve your child in a reading activity while you are busy at another task? Tumble Book Library offers many ways to accomplish both these goals. Tumble Book Library consists of hundreds of interactive stories for children of all ages plus exciting games and activities to go with the stories. So next time cooking dinner can't wait & neither can your child, go to Tumble Books, select an interesting story and enjoy having someone else read to both of you.

You can find the tumblebook library on our database page at and then click on databases, then A-Z list, and then scroll down to TumblebookLibrary. Or you can just find the tumblebook library on the database list at

Have fun and enjoy the tumblebook library!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Need a computer, a storytime, or a good book?

Please visit us at Main Library or any branch in Long Beach to use the computers we have here for free with a library card. Don't forget to join us for storytime. We offer weekly programs for children of all ages happening during the week at all the branches. Try this link to the Youth Services Calendar on the library website: for days and times.
Also, you can always pick up a good book: mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, historical fiction, books on animals, award winners, we have them all! You can borrow picture books, beginning readers, children's fiction and middle school books. The library has alphabet and number books for preschool aged kids, folktales and fairy tales, biographies, graphic novels, comic books, CDs, and magazines for kids. Remember, books are fun to read especially when you have time during the summer. Come visit before summer ends!