Celebrate National Library Week · April 8-14 | Los Angeles Public Library

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Celebrate National Library Week · April 8-14


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Discover your passions and reach your goals at the library. Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, start a business, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation.

Where will the library lead you?

  • A world of opportunity?

City Librarian John F. Szabo knows that libraries lead their communities and transform lives every day. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your library provides access to the programming and services you need to you reach your goals.

Unleash your curiosity and fulfill your potential.

  • A brighter future?

As part of our Teens Leading Change program, Pacoima youth beautified the neighborhood with a mural.

Do you have a great idea? Do you want to make a difference in your library, your community, or the world?

Your journey starts at the library!

  • A sense of community?

Megan Panatier Zapf has a goal: visit all 73 locations of the Los Angeles Public Library.

She loves the experience of visiting so many different parts of our city, and sharing the joy by reading with her daughter in so many of our unique communities.

There is something new to learn with every visit.

  • A new beginning?

Sergio Sanchez and his wife Francisca came to the United States in 1991. With the library's help, Sergio was able to fulfill his dream of becoming an American citizen.

For Sergio, the library is a place where everyone belongs and is welcome, and where dreams can come true.

Will you be next to realize your dreams?

  • A new passion?

Arianne Edmonds' passion is to make sure Jefferson Lewis Edmonds and The Liberator are not forgotten. She partnered with the library to digitize this influential publication.

The Los Angeles Public Library has numerous digital collections for you to research your past or find a new passion for your future.

Where will your passions lead you?

  • A new career option?

Valeria Ciriany took advantage of a second chance and earned her high school diploma through the library's Career Online High School program.

Are you ready to earn your diploma?

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our library and library workers, and an opportunity to promote library use and support. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Misty Copeland serves as 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.