Congressman Julian Dixon Dedication Ceremony Next Week


Don’t miss it!


LA County Public Library Begins New Service Hour Schedule on July 26th

Starting July 26, 2010, the County of Los Angeles Public Library will begin a new service hour schedule at 45 of the 89 County libraries.

The change in service hours at selected libraries is the result of budget reductions due to decreased revenues.

For more information about library locations and listing of libraries adopting new service hours, visit

The County of Los Angeles Public Library provides library service to over 3.5 million residents living in unincorporated areas and to residents of 51 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County. The service area extends over 3,000 square miles. Supplementing the 7.7 million volume book collection, the Library also offers magazines, newspapers, microfilm, government publications and many specialized reference materials including online database searching.

VIDEO: Supervisors Approve $7.5 Million East Rancho Dominguez Library Project

The new 7,000-square-foot library will be 40% larger than the existing space and create approximately 200 jobs.

New East Rancho Dominguez Library FACT SHEET (PDF)

FREE Gardening and Landscape Workshop at Lawndale Library

What You Will Learn: You will learn how to develop an ocean friendly garden using native plants, water-efficient irrigation devices (such as “smart” sprinkler controllers and drip irrigation), permeable materials and on-site water retention techniques (to reduce dry-weather run-off pollution to our oceans).

When: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hours: 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. (refreshments provided)

Where: Lawndale Library, 14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

To register call Grace at 310-371-7222 x208, or register online at

County Library Bookmark Contest

The 30th Annual Bookmark Contest is here! This year’s theme is Books and Beyond! ~ ¡Libros y el Mas Allá! Categories include:

Kindergarten – Grade 2
Grades 3 – 5
Grades 6 – 8
Grades 9 – 12 New!

Library winners will be announced November 9-13, 2009. Grand prize winners will be announced February 2010. See last year’s winners (including Lennox 6th Grader Cindy Leyva’s winning bookmark at right).

Entry Forms: English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)


Return your entry to a County Library by October 30, 2009.

Or mail your entry by October 23, 2009 to:

County of Los Angeles Public Library, Youth Services
7400 E. Imperial HWY Room 208
Downey, CA 90241

Good luck!