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Friends of the Long Beach Public Library

About Us
Established in 1962, the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our first goal is to preserve the freedom of the library and prevent censorship. We also advocate for a strong public library system. We provide materials, support summer reading programs, provide cultural and literary events for the community, fund training for library staff, and keep abreast of current issues affecting the library. 

Friends of the Library Board Meetings & Members
Learn about our Board meetings (open to all) with dates and board member responsibilities. Learn about our annual meeting.

Bookstore & Silent Auction
Support us by shopping at the Friends of the Library Bookstore

Time to reduce your collection of clean, gently used books, DVDs, CDs or recent magazines?  Consider donating to the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library and receive a tax deductible receipt. Proceeds from the bookstore are used to purchase new materials for our libraries.

Our silent auction has been suspended due to construction. Check back in October 2019.

Barbara Egyud Memorial Scholarship
Kenneth F. Slaybaugh Scholarship

If you are a Long Beach Public Library employee or volunteer at any library location, you may be eligible for one of two $1,500 scholarships available this year! Help with college costs is available to high school seniors enrolled or accepted to a college, or continuing college students in any college. You must have worked or volunteered for the library for at least six months to qualify. You may apply for either the Barbara Egyud Memorial Scholarship or the Kenneth F. Slaybaugh Scholarship by printing the forms from the links and completing an application and eligibility verification form. Print applications are also available at the branch library locations.

The scholarship application deadline is March 29, 2019. The Barbara Egyud Memorial Scholarship and the Kenneth F. Slaybaugh Scholarship will be awarded at the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library Annual Meeting in May 2019.

View Scholarship Flyer here.

2018 winner: Savannah Aimerito


Left to right:  Mr. and Mrs. Aimerito, Savannah Aimerito, Linda Kimberly (BE Scholarship Director), Friends' President Patti Benoit

Donations & Special Projects
Learn more about making
donations and our special projects.

Join Us
We're always looking for people to join the board, work on a special committee, volunteer in the bookstore, or help at special events. To join, please print and complete the
membership application and mail it the address below.

Contact Us/Donate
Friends of the Long Beach Public Library
101 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90822-1097
Email: benoit333@hotmail.com
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