Happy Birthday Lester!

Happy 97th birthday to Long Beach Library’s own, Lester Kappel! Lester has lived in Long Beach since he was seven years old and is a proud graduate of Long Beach High School, class of 1940. After graduating Roosevelt Aviation School (at Roosevelt Field Airport)–where Lester studied to be an aircraft mechanic, building and maintaining plane engines—he was recruited by Pan American Read More »

Vote LBPL for Best Library on Long Island

Yay, we’ve been nominated for Best Public Library in the annual Bethpage “Best of L.I.” 2021 competition! Want to help us WIN? Here’s how to cast your vote: Go to the “Education” category at Bethpage Best of Long Island Voting Choose “Public Library” in the left column and then select “Long Beach Public Library” Input your name and email when Read More »

Looking to donate your gently loved books?

Looking to donate your gently loved books?   These two Long Island organizations are currently accepting donations: The Book Fairies and Books for Veterans Located at 70 North Main Street in Freeport, The Book Fairies can be reached at 516-557-6645 to schedule a drop off or potential pick up. They are open from 10 am to 2pm, Tuesdays through Thursdays. For donation guidelines, Read More »

Museum Pass Updates

We are once again circulating museum passes! Please be aware that physical passes will be quarantined for four days on return, which will reduce availability. Most of the museums that we have passes for are open, with social distancing and mask requirements, and restrictions on numbers of visitors. Some require that you register for timed tickets as well as checking Read More »

Step 3 Reopening on 10/26

Step 3 Reopening The 1st floor of the Main branch is now open. We’ve reorganized to improve social distancing and browsing so let us know if you have any questions about where materials are. The Point Lookout & West End branches are also open for browsing and computer usage. Anyone who visits will be required to observe the following safety measures Read More »