Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

L.B. Stands for Long Beach and Losing Books

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.
5b2c5f3b4488b3000928253b-original.jpg

If it wasn't enough for Long Beach to lose Acres of Books, the city is facing a $16.9 million budget deficit and one of the better-known victims of that may be their Main Library. To help ease that closure is "extending hours at 11 branch libraries and opening a downtown satellite location," says the Long Beach Press-Telegram. They report the closure will not go without a fight. However, in an earlier report, it was said that the library "would be unsafe in an earthquake, needs $10 million in roof and pipe repairs and is expensive to heat and cool because of its aging, inefficient design."