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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.


Senior Librarian Mary McCoy at the Teen'Scape Desk
Central Docents, November 23, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.  Architect Robert Coffee created the unique space, which opened


illustration of the teen'sacpe space in Central Library
Central Docents, November 12, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.   The 4,000 square-foot area includes the “living room,” c


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.


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