Opening the Doors for Conversation: Discussion on the Renaming of the North Library: Thursday, January 21st, 2016


The new North Neighborhood Library will be a state-of-the-art focal point for the North Village area.  

Construction for the new library is has been ongoing since the Spring of 2014, followed by the removal of the Atlantic Theater in January 2014.  

Located in the 5800 block of Atlantic Avenue, the 25,000 square foot facility will offer areas for children, teens, and adults, as well as a community center and pedestrian plaza. Completion of this bond-funded project is nearly underway, with more updates coming soon.

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation that was shared with residents at the February (2014) North Long Beach Community Assembly.



On December 22nd, 2016, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to move forward with our proposal to begin the process of naming the "Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library."  The North Branch Library, slated to open in the late summer of 2016, will be the largest neighborhood branch library in the city and serve as state-of-the-art focal point for North Long Beach.  

While we had an overwhelming number of residents attend the meeting to voice their support for the concept, we will be conducting further outreach to gather more input and build consensus.


Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 21st, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Houghton Park for a community discussion on the proposal.  We hope to see you there! 

Go Uptown!


Rex Richardson
Long Beach City Councilmember, District 9

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