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Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
2200 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian

Hours of Service

Mon: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues: 12 noon - 5:30 p.m.
Weds: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs: 12 noon - 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: Closed

Main building is closed, but a mini library is available in the parking lot during the hours listed.

The Benjamin Franklin Branch Library is currently being renovated. During construction, we are offering a mini library in the parking lot at 2200 E 1st St. The main branch will reopen in 2024.

La biblioteca Benjamin Franklin actualmente se está renovando. Mientras está en construcción, tenemos una mini biblioteca en el estacionamiento ubicado en 2200 E 1st St. El edificio principal abrirá en el 2024.

As the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library is currently in a temporary location, events may take place outside in the parking lot.

Dado que la biblioteca Benjamin Franklin se encuentra en una ubicación provisional, algunos eventos tendrán lugar al aire libre, en el estacionamiento.

Upcoming Events at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
close up of Katy Debra, henna artist
June 9, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff with artist Katy Debra. Katy will briefly explain henna's use and history while creating simple...

a child's face being painted with a small brush
June 14, 2023 2:00 PM
Face painting is an artistic and creative activity necessary for expression. It is a way that children, teens, and adults can connect to...

Image of a lion holding a stack of books and a library card wearing a shirt that says P-22 on the sleeve, image of the entrance to the L.A. Zoo, Image of 3 children looking at a tree, overhead view of fossils
June 21, 2023 11:00 AM
Join the L.A. Zoo this summer as we find ways to discover the local wildlife that lives in Griffith Park and learn about the unique story...

A typewriter with a piece of paper with text that reads, "Tell your story..."
July 3, 2023 4:00 PM
Do you have an idea for a story? Maybe a dragon who breathes bubbles? A zombie who only eats vegetables? Or a robot who wants to dance?...

Person holding script on stage with two actors in the background
July 18, 2023 4:00 PM
¡Vuelven las lecturas de obra del Center Theatre Group!Acompáñenos en la interpretación de Los Hombres Lobo Viven En Mi Clóset.“Porque a...

An assortment of craft supplies, paints, markers and hands with scissors cutting paper.
July 29, 2023 3:00 PM
Join us for a painting workshop with Artsy Kidss. Free program for children, teens and parents.
This program was made possible with the...

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