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Four Long Beach libraries are set to reopen on May 18



The Long Beach Public Library will reopen four locations with restricted space starting Tuesday, May 18, the city announced Tuesday.


Why it matters:

Around the country, communities returned to libraries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to KQED.


📗: The public will be able to access neighborhood libraries for up to 30 minutes.

📕: There will be free bookshelves for browsing, as well as public computers and printing facilities.

📘: Seating areas, study and community rooms, and in-person live events and classes are not yet available.


📚: Before you go:

For the health and safety of both residents and library personnel, capacity at the four library locations will be restricted and monitored.

📖: Before entering the library, all visitors will be asked to wear face masks and complete a health self-assessment.


These four libraries will be open during the following hours:

BJK Main Library

  • Tuesdays, noon to 8 p.m.

  • Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m.

  • Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.

  • Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bay Shore, Mark Twain, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries

  • Tuesdays, noon to 7 p.m.

  • Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m.

  • Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.

  • Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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