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Group of volunteers gathered outdoors during a volunteer recognition event in 2017
Isabella Ramirez, April 21, 2022

Volunteers have always been a part of the library. But do you know the impact they have on our communities? Currently, we have over 3,000 active volunteers. That is an additional workforce that is larger than a lot of organizations.


comic of a mom standing away from her husband and child. in pinks and blues
Marcia Melkonian, December 21, 2021

During the stay-at-home pandemic order, it became evident that mental health was an increasingly problematic issue. Being sequestered in their homes, teens would also be impacted by events in their domestic sphere. During this time, a worldwide trend became prominent: an upward spike in domestic violence.


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, October 21, 2020

This post is the fourteenth in a series of excerpts serializing the book Feels Like Home


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, October 14, 2020

This post is the thirteenth in a series of excerpts serializing the book Feels Like Home


Collage of empathy books
Jacob Lackner, May 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library has to adapt to a different world.


Boxing of damaged books
Central Docents, September 30, 2019

I have always loved books. When I was five, I pleaded with my mother for books...Little Golden Books, about lambs and engines and whatever...and she helped me learn to read them. In junior high and high school, I was a library helper.


librarians playing ukuleles
Jené Brown, September 26, 2019

For the first time, the Los Angeles Public Library invited all of its volunteers to a single recognition event at Central Library: Aloha after Dark.


sunrise graphic with book
Vi Ha, April 05, 2018

There is a strong cadre of teenagers that love the Central Library. Teens get the same wow factor of seeing the building and also thinking about how this space is built to store and share knowledge, learning, and books.


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