Long Beach Library Designed For Engaged Community

The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Public Library Foundation recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Michelle Obama Branch Library designed by LPA Inc., one of California’s largest sustainable design firms. City officials, community members and key contributors to the project gathered at the event in North Long Beach to celebrate the official opening to the public.

The new library was designed to replace the former North Branch Library, which was lacking space for community gatherings, a teen space and adequate children’s services. The new single-story, 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features dynamic public spaces and effective sustainable strategies with a timeless design approach.