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Notice of Consideration to Dedicate the Vermont Square Branch in Honor of Rita Walters

The Board of Library Commissioners is considering the dedication of the Vermont Square Branch in honor of Rita Walters, an influential champion of civil rights, former LAUSD board member, the first African American woman member of the City Council, and a five-term library commissioner during the greatest period of expansion in the department’s 145-year history.

In accordance with Board policy (1:310), the Commission encourages the public to submit written comments during a three-month period, December 10, 2020 – March 10, 2021, to:

Board of Library Commissioners
Los Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071

Comments may also be emailed to: