Pictures of Long Beach Public Library Before Katrina

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Two youngsters enjoying the puzzles and books in the children’s area prior to the new addition being added in 2003. Fashion show to raise money during National Library Week… Just clowning around at storytime…what kind of animal are you today?
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Parachuting is for everyone! You read to me…and I’ll read to you… Long-time literacy coach with her proud students…
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Preschoolers, parents, and grandparents making crafts at story-time. The Jr. Friends at a car wash to raise money for their library. “Let me show you how to do this, big brother.”
Library Pet Show Day–OOOOOOOhhhh… Jr. Friends helping out by passing out prizes… Preschoolers celebrating May Day…
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Groundbreaking Ceremony of for the Children’s Wing… Long Beach Middle School Kids collect Pennies in their efforts to raise 1,000,000,000 pennies… Meet the L.I.B.S.–our student panel, who helped design the children’s wing planned for December 2003.
The P.A.L.S.–the library’s acting troupe–at one of their first plays before the children’s wing was completed.