haiku leaf

a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines

Send us your haiku!

The Friends of the Long Beach Public Library newsletter editor welcomes occasional submissions of original book/library/reading-related haiku.  We're now accepting entries for the Fall 2023 newsletter.

Share your creative side with us and the rest of the Long Beach community, send your original haiku to [email protected] for possible publication on our website and in our newsletter!

For further reading on this ancient and beautiful Japanese poetic form visit: www.thehaikufoundation.org

Spring 2023 haiku

library shelves---
my story
is missing

                                                   by Carrie Wujek

no libraries…
now…choose your book

                                           by Terra Macdonald

resonant haiga
on the pages
and between them

                                                 by Tammy Mader   

Save the Date! 

Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 2pm, The Friends of the Library presents author Shelby Van Pelt for a discussion and book signing.


New African American Resource Area in the Burnett Neighborhood Library!

Congratulations to our Essay Contest Winners!

Prizes were awarded in three categories to five age groups:

1st Prize - $100 Barnes & Noble gift card
2nd Prize - $75 Barnes & Noble gift card
3rd Prize - $50 Barnes & Noble gift card

Awards were presented on Saturday, August 26, at a ceremony at Mark Twain Neighborhood Library.

Congratulations to all!