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Avalon Library

215 Sumner Ave.
P.O. Box 585
Avalon, CA 90704


Library Hours

11 - 7
11 - 7
11 - 7
9 - 5
9 - 5

Morgan Pershing, Library Manager

Avalon Library
  • about
  • collection
  • services
  • computers
  • community
  • Building size: 1256 sq. ft.
  • Children's area
  • Book Drop for returning items accessible 24 hours

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    getting here

    Avalon Library has:

    • Public computers: 3
    • Children's computers: 1
    • Early literacy computers: 1
    • Free Wi-fi

    Computer policies for the County Library

    friends of the library

    Friends of the Avalon Library is a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events - join today to get involved!

    Friends of the Avalon Library provides these service(s) to support the library:

    library history

    Avalon Library was established in February of 1914.

    Led by the Mary Williams Club (now the Santa Catalina Woman's Club), and the Avalon Chamber of Commerce the townspeople came together to meet the offer that Los Angeles County presented to them "if the citizens could provide furniture, shelves, a space and volunteers to run it", Los Angeles County would furnish the books.

    In February 1914, the first L.A. County Public Library "overseas branch", opened at the Grandview Hotel with 196 books, courtesy of the County, the number doubled by that summer.

    In November 1915, a raging fire destroyed most of the town, including the library. H.W. Allen managed to salvage 100 books which he stored in his home until a new quarters could be found for the library.

    The Sophia yacht club was the first in a series of locations which included City Hall, Kassar Building, Hotel Atwater Arcade, 211 Metropole Ave, and 208 Metropole Ave.

    In the Spring of 1962 the Avalon Library found a home in the new County Center at 215 Summer Ave.

    local digital history

    political representatives

    local links

    • California State University, Dominguez Hills: This site offers class schedules, admission information, distance learning and other useful information about the California University System.
    • City of Avalon: Information pertaining to the city located on Santa Catalina Island. Covers local officials, city departments, travel information, Harbor Committees and the Avalon municipal code.
    • Internet Guide to Catalina Island: Provides visitors with information about the Island.
    • Los Angeles Harbor College: Information about one of the local Los Angeles area junior colleges.
    • The Catalina Island Conservancy: The Santa Catalina Island Conservancy was formed in 1972 to preserve and protect the native plants and animals, and biotic communities of Santa Catalina Island. Hiking permits and eco-tours of this beautiful island are available through the Conservancy, as well as a wealth of research based information.
    • The Catalina Island Museum: The Catalina Island Museum collects, preserves and presents the rich cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island and has a knowledgeable staff to help visitors understand the unique history of this special island.

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