City of Long Beach logoThe Brewitt Neighborhood Library, a cherished pillar of the East Long Beach community, is proud to celebrate its 75th Diamond Celebration. Originally known as the East Long Beach Branch when it opened its doors in August of 1948, the library has upheld its legacy as a warm and inviting neighborhood hub, spanning over 75 years of service.

“We mark an extraordinary milestone with the celebration of 75 years of service at the beloved Brewitt Neighborhood Library,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “We recognize and reflect on the library’s invaluable contributions to our community’s growth and prosperity.”

To honor this momentous occasion, community members are invited to attend a Diamond Celebration event on Saturday, Aug. 26. Festivities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Brewitt Neighborhood Library (4036 E. Anaheim St.) and will include 75-cent book sales, face painting, music, appetizers and more. The event promises to be a joyful celebration of the library’s enduring commitment to serving and empowering the community.

“We are so proud and honored to have Brewitt Neighborhood Library a part of our East Long Beach community for over the last seven decades,” said Third District Councilmember Kristina Duggan. “Here’s to many more years of service to our community.”

“Brewitt Neighborhood Library’s 75th Diamond anniversary is exciting, and we are looking forward to celebrating with our community,” said Director of Library Services Cathy De Leon. “Our dedicated staff sees itself as an integral part of the Zaferia neighborhood and have worked hard to make all our patrons feel welcome through its delivery of excellent service and creative and engaging programs.”

This 75th anniversary celebration represents a time of remembrance, appreciation and unity as the Brewitt Neighborhood Library looks forward to serving the community for many more years to come. Additional information about the history of Brewitt is available here.

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