Public Relations Office, Library Administration
You Helped Us Create a Better Library
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) conducted a patron experience survey in the Fall of 2021 (from September 27 to October 31, 2021) to better understand how the library can enhance patron experiences.
Celebrate National Library Week
This week is National Library Week! Although our library buildings are closed, you can still find your place at the library, because we’re always open online, with access to e-media, digital resources, virtual programming and more from home with your library card.
Remembering Rita Walters
Rita Walters, who served on the Board of Library Commissioners from 2002-2017, passed away on February 19 at the age of 89.
Career Online High School Graduates 100th Student
The Los Angeles Public Library celebrated the 100th graduate of its Career Online High School (COHS) in a ceremony at Central Library, which featured Mayor Eric Garcetti; City Librarian John F. Szabo; and Bich Ngoc Cao, President of the Board of Library Commissioners.
I Love My Librarian Award
Our librarians make a difference in the lives of people in Los Angeles every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.
¡Se acerca el Día de San Valentín! Como hay amor en el aire queremos hacer de Cupido y reunir sus libros vencidos con nuestros libreros.
We Miss You!
This Valentine season, the Los Angeles Public Library is playing cupid to reunite your overdue materials with our library shelves.
LAPL on Instagram: Banned Books Week Edition
Banned Books Week may be over, but we celebrate the freedom to read all year long! www.lapl.org/banned
Literary World Cup
During the past month, the world has turned its attention to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. This quadrennial celebration of soccer/football/futbol/futebol/Fussball inspired us to hold a World Cup of our own. For each match, we presented a book from a writer representing each of the competing nations.
LAPL Plays a Role in Selection of City's First Youth Poet Laureate
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 L.A. Youth Poet Ambassador and receive a book deal with Penmanship Books to publish her first collection of poems.