On June 14, in Central Library’s filled-to-capacity Taper Auditorium, Amanda Gorman, 16, was named the first Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman will serve as LA Youth Poet Ambassador and receive a book deal with Penmanship Books to publish her first collection of poems and.
With a published book and several art exhibits to his credit, photographer and Los Angeles Public Library staffer Art Meza has a legitimate claim to being considered one of the City's artists of the moment.
The Los Angeles Public Library is a finalist for the nation’s highest honor given to a library or museum: the National Medal awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
We are proud to share that Los Angeles Central Library was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for reducing energy costs by 20 percent through the Better Buildings Challenge and with our partner, the city's General Services Department!