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Teen Read Week logo for 2017 with super heroes
Tina Lerno, October 08, 2017

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.


teenagers waving from inside a hearse
Teresa Mons, June 26, 2017

I am a refugee, an immigrant, an American. I came to the United States as a young girl, and grew up in Los Angeles. My maternal grandparents were born in Cuba and were descendants of immigrants from Spain, who moved to Cuba to make a better life for themselves.  


Mary McCoy, May 02, 2016

There are three bulletin boards in Teen’Scape, all covered in artwork that was created by teen patrons who spend time in the department.


Jennifer Ann Seidman, April 25, 2016

In the fall of 1997, Joshua Barroll, a young music educator, began his tenure at Calabasas High School, developing what was to become an award winning music program attracting the best talent that Calabasas has to offer.


Teen Tech Week 2016: Create It at your Library!
Candice Mack, March 11, 2016

Happy Women's Heritage Month and Happy Teen Tech Week, which the Los Angeles Public Library celebrates all year long through our Full STEAM Ahead initiative!

 


Chinatown in the seventies.
Vi Ha, December 04, 2015

My parents worked in the garment industry. My father started out doing bespoke suits in the 1970s and had to constantly reinvent his career as the clothing tastes changed.


Russell Garrigan, October 28, 2015

It all started with a grocery bag full of used books.


Mary McCoy, October 22, 2015

Get Away @ Your Library this Teen Read Week with young adult novels set in each of the fifty states.


Mary McCoy, August 19, 2015

It happens all the time at my library. A parent walks up to me and says, “My son has to read a book for school. He’s in 7th grade. He doesn’t really like reading. Can you recommend something?”


Vi Ha, August 14, 2015

Not to show my age, but I recently put  together a mixtape after a decade long hiatus.


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