Long Beach: Dana Neighborhood Library to Reopen In-Person Services on Saturdays Beginning February 4
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Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Public Library's (LBPL) Dana Neighborhood branch (3680 Atlantic Ave.) will reopen for in-person services, including collection browsing, research assistance and public computer use, one day per week on Saturdays beginning Feb. 4, 2023. The location has been operating as a To-Go Service only location since summer 2022.

Starting Feb. 4, Dana Neighborhood Library will operate with the following schedule:
  • Saturday: In-person Service, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday and Monday: Regularly scheduled LBPL closure
  • Tuesday and Thursday: To-Go Service only, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: To-Go Service only, noon to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: To-Go Service only, noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays through Fridays, the Dana branch will continue to operate as a To-Go Service only location. The To-Go model of service allows patrons to place holds and pick up print and audiovisual resources such as books, DVDs and Chromebooks. Patrons may also apply for and pick up new library cards. To-Go service locations do not currently offer book browsing, public computers or printing, restroom use or meeting room rentals.

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As Library Services continues its recruitment and onboarding of new staff, the Department will look at ways to incrementally restore full service at all three of its locations currently offering To-Go only service. It is anticipated that the Alamitos and Brewitt branches will also be able to reopen for in-person services at least one day a week in the coming weeks.

Dana, Alamitos and Brewitt Neighborhood Libraries originally shifted to the To-Go Service model in summer 2022. This temporary measure is in response to an unprecedented staffing shortage brought on by retirements, vacancies and the ongoing pandemic; Library funding is not being reduced. More information about LBPL hours and locations is available at lbpl.org.

Media inquiries may be directed to Cathy De Leon, Library Services Director, at 562.570.6291.

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