Children's programs

Some of our more popular programs include:

Chess Club

Chess Master Joel Salmon teaches basic chess to all club members and guides play among partnered youth. Grades 2 and up.

Cooking with Ms. Nicole

Check with Ms. Nicole to see what we're making. $5 fee is due at time of on-site registration. Ages 4yr to 1st grade - with parent or caregiver.

Play Dough Day

Does your child love to play with Play Dough but you hate the mess? Come learn howto make Play Dough and stay and play! Ages 3 1/2 +.

Duplo Block Play

Encourage imaginative play with your child! Ages 2+.

STEM Lab Jr.

Kids and parents can get hands on with the newest STEM toys: Code-a-pillar, Code & Go Robot Mouse, Scratch Jr. and Gears! Gears! Gears!. Ages 3-5 with a caregiver.


Learn how to design a webpage with HTML, create an app in Scratch or a program in Python in an informal, social environment. Ages 7+.

Drawing Club

Draw cartoons, anime, manga or sketches for fun. Basic drawing supplies provided. Bring your imagination. Grades 2 and up.

Lego Club 

Have fun building with our Legos or bring your own (we are not responsible for your lost pieces). Grades 1 and up.

Youth Board Game Club

Try out our games or bring your own (we are not responsible for your lost pieces). Pre-K and up.

Preschool Fun Fit Yoga

Start the fitness habit early for your little ones. Ages 3-5.

Fun Fit Yoga

Youth can come de-stress and exercise in a fun environment. Ages 6-10.

Mindfulness Education Program

Classes include Yoga, Traditional Meditation, Sound Meditation, Mindfulness Practices, Art Theater, and Art Therapy.

3-D Printer Club

Join other youth to learn what 3-D Printing is, see sample items previously made, watch the printer work and be introduced to creating your own print projects. Grades 5 and up.

Youth Minecraft/Fortnite Club

B.Y.O.D. (bring your own device), use our wifi, and play with other kids as you build your world.


The following resources are available for FREE and you can access them from home! You will need your Long Beach Public Library barcode number for access. is available for FREE on the Youth Services Department computers.

Coding Resources

Long Beach Public Library runs a CoderDojo. Youth (and their families) are welcome to attend this free club. Below is a list of online resources that can assist your child with coding concepts.

Beginner Coding 

Game Design

Physical Computing

Advanced Programming