Friday, April 30, 2010

Celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros!

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida.

Check out The Official El día de los niños/El día de los libros Facebook Page! Every Day in April, the Dia Facebook page posted a different idea to celebrate, from cool crafts to fun books to read.

Dia is sponsored by the American Library Association.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love in the Mirror Drive Begins May 1st!

The Long Beach Public Library and Love in the Mirror drive begins May 1st, 2010!

Please join the Long Beach Public Library and Love In the Mirror as they kick off a month-long drive to collect personal hygiene items for homeless children in Long Beach. Love in the Mirror founder, 6-year-old Jonas Corona and others will be speaking about homelessness in Long Beach.

Saturday, May 1st
11:00 am
Dana Neighborhood Library

3680 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

Visit the LBPL website for a complete calendar
of upcoming youth events @ a library near you!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


". . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most
remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . . "

-American Heritage Magazine, October 1993

April 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day - a worldwide celebration, designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. To celebrate Earth Day, the Cool Crafters at Main Library made eco-friendly crafts out of recycled materials. [photos below]

Find Earth Day, eco-craft, and more craft books for kids
@ your local Long Beach Public Library location.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
by Verna Aardema

The Lorax
by Dr. Seuss

Saturday, April 17, 2010

TumbleBook Library: e-books for e-kids!

Visit the TumbleBook Library website to read books online!
- Read along, listen and watch animated books
- Play fun online puzzles and games
- Great for listening and language skills
- Use it in the library and at home

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Mini Page Celebrates Libraries This Week!

For almost 40 years, The Mini Page has been a valuable newspaper resource for kids, parents and teachers. Each week, The Mini Page features news stories, sports, fun and games - just for kids! In honor of libraries, The Mini Page for this week features award winning authors. [Click for PDF version]

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Celebrate National Library Month

We invite you to explore the many ways that "Communities Thrive @ Your Library" during the month of April. Join us for entertaining and informative free programs that show there really is something for everyone @ Long Beach Public Library! Click here for a complete list of what's happening during National Library Month.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Helicopter Bunny!

Try this incredibly easy craft idea that will provide kids with hours of entertainment!

Paper Clip

Use scissors to cut a bunny shape from construction paper and cut a slit between the ears. Fold one forward and one backward. Add a paper clip to the bottom for ballast. Toss the bunny up and watch him twirl down.

Favorite Bunny Tales:

Max's Chocolate Chicken
by Rosemary Wells

Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo

Magic Rabbit
by Richard Jesse Watson

Want more bunny books?
Try searching the LBPL catalog!