Long Beach Library Celebrates 50 Years
This week one Coast library is celebrating where they are by looking back at how far they’ve come.
The Long Beach Public Library is celebrating 50 years of serving the Long Beach area. Starting at 5:30 tonight, the library will host a member of the Long Beach Historical Society to talk about the proud history of the library.
This week is National Library Week so the Friends of the Library organization felt this was the perfect week to talk about what makes the Long Beach Library different from nearly every other library in the state. President of Friends of the Library Gretchen Loftus said, “I know the library started out in several different places with donated books and volunteers and they raised money, I think, for decades to try and build this library. So, it was completed March 27th, 1966. We’re one of the only two libraries in the state that’s not part of a regional system. So, this library belongs to the citizens of Long Beach and we want everyone to know about it and celebrate it.”
Friends of the Library is also having a fundraiser to help local libraries. You can give back by buying a $1 raffle ticket for baskets full of prizes.