LBPL Youth Services
VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY
Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Long Beach Public Library! Your time, energy, talent, and commitment help the library continue to provide great service to the community.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out and submit this online form opens in a new window.
Once you have completed the application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt from a Youth Services Librarian within seventy-two (72) hours and information regarding availability of volunteer work.
NOTE: We give priority to teen residents of Long Beach. If you have a certain amount of community service to fulfill by a certain date, please contact us ASAP. We may not be able to help you fulfill your community service obligations if the appropriate amount of time is not accounted for.
TumbleBooks (Online Database)
- Unique animated talking picture books
- Read-along chapter books
- National Geographic videos
- Spanish-language books
- Graphic novels (a fan favorite!)
Food Assistance Resources
Where to find free meals for those in need.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the following nonprofit organizations are providing support and meals for food insecure people and their families:
· The MLK Center: Grab and Go Food Program opens in a new window —
Providing food to those in need. Monday through Friday 12 - 2 pm at 615 Riverside Blvd.
· The Beach Catholic Outreach Program opens in a new window —
Operating out of the Parish Hall at St. Mary of the Isle Church (315 E Walnut St), serving food to the community every morning at 10:30 am.
These organizations are also accepting donations. Please visit their websites for more information.
What is LOTE Online for Kids?
LOTE Online for Kids is our new online database of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. LOTE Online for Kids has over 1350+ digital picture books in 45+ languages, with new books and languages released each month – helping libraries to engage immigrant, refugee, and multilingual families in their communities.
How LOTE Online for Kids can help you.
1. Grow and diversify your children’s LOTE and digital book collections
2. Engage culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families in your communities
3. Help ESL kids to learn English while holding onto mother tongue
4. Provide an additional resource kids learning languages at school.
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Teen book suggestions
Picture book suggestions