Thursday, June 24, 2010


Seashell Hermit Crab

Supplies Needed:
- seashells
- glue
- small googly eyes or pompoms
- feathers
- pipe cleaners

Use the supplies listed above and other miscellaneous small items to glue onto the shell... and Voilà! You have created your own seashell hermit crab!

Pair your seashell hermit crab with Eric Carle's A House for Hermit Crab, a wonderful story that combines the ocean, friendship, growing, months of the year, and landscaping -- a great story to share with younger children.

For more books by Eric Carle
Try searching the LBPL catalog!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Cool off with some fun summer coloring sheets that you can print and color at home. And, visit the Long Beach Public Library Summer Reading website to find out about events and more at library locations throughout Long Beach.

Beach Coloring Sheet

High Dive Coloring Sheet

Reading Cat Coloring Sheet

Water Slide Coloring Sheet

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010


High and dry for something to do this summer?

Readers of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Program at their local library. Make waves with programs, games, and prizes for everyone from babies to adults.

Surf over to our Summer Reading page, Facebook page, and YouTube channel for more information.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TWILIGHT FANS... Read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Online for FREE!

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

This site will be live from noon EST on June 7th until midnight EST on July 5th. Please keep in mind that you can only read the book here – you won’t be able to download it to your e-reader or phone. And you can’t print it out.

Try searching the LBPL catalog
for more Twilight materials!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Summer Reading Program starts Thursday, June 17th!

Start Date: Thursday, June 17th

To find out more information, including a list of events,
check out the LPPL website Summer Reading page.

Parents - Help your kids make the most of the Summer Reading Program.
Download the a Parents Guide (2 page PDF guide in English, Spanish, & Khmer).

Thursday, June 3, 2010


In the picture above, true Los Angeles Lakers
fans are gearing up for the first game of the
NBA finals playoff series by reading basketball (and fairy)
books at the Main Library in the Reading Bathtub.

Want more basketball books?
Try searching in the LBPL catalog!