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El Monte Library 150 150 LA County Library

El Monte Library

Friendly El Monte, the End of the Santa Fe Trail, was incorporated in 1912. The city was once home to Gay’s Lion Farm during the 1930s and famous for the roaring lion on MGM’s logo. The El Monte Library was founded in 1890, and joined the Los Angeles County Public Library in 1913. It has…

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La Puente Library 150 150 LA County Library

La Puente Library

La Puente Library began its long career in a local schoolhouse in September 1913. It resided in a school, a bank, and the Puente Mercantile Building until 1930. The library then moved to larger quarters several times over the next 38 years until it reached its present location in the La Puente Civic Center in…

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Los Nietos Library 150 150 LA County Library

Los Nietos Library

Los Nietos Library had its beginning shortly after World War I, in September 1919. Since its founding, the Library has offered service in five locations. A bookmobile provided library service to the community for a short time. 1919: Los Nietos School 1939: 2031 Norwalk Blvd 1948: Bookmobile 1949: Los Nietos School cafeteria building 1950: 8801…

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Pico Rivera Library 150 150 LA County Library

Pico Rivera Library

Founded in 1917, the new 16,000 square foot library was dedicated on December 14, 2013. It replaced the old 7,700 square foot circular library constructed in 1961. Funding for the new LEED rated library was provided by the City of Pico Rivera and Supervisorial District 1. It is the larger of the two libraries serving…

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Rivera Library 150 150 LA County Library

Rivera Library

Rivera library was founded in 1913 and has been at its present location since 1970. The library is located in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood, with heavy usage by children. Rivera is the smaller of the two libraries in the city of Pico Rivera.

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Rowland Heights Library 150 150 LA County Library

Rowland Heights Library

Originally Rowland Heights, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, was part of the Workman Temple Homestead in California’s rancho days. Since the 1990’s Rowland Heights has been in a steadily upward growth mode, serving an estimated (1996) population of 48,488 plus surrounding areas. Rowland Heights Library opened in Eastwood Shopping Center on July 21,…

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Sorensen Library 150 150 LA County Library

Sorensen Library

In the late 1940’s residents of this community organized the Sorensen Park and Recreation Association. Their efforts, in part, led to the founding of a library within the Sorensen Park area. Dedicated in 1956, it was seen at the time as the first step in a project that would provide a library three times its…

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South El Monte Library 150 150 LA County Library

South El Monte Library

The library, as part of the new South El Monte Civic Center complex, was built in 1966. Present at the dedication ceremony were County Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli and County Librarian William Geller. The facility, under a 20-year lease from the City of South El Monte, was purchased by the County of Los Angeles in…

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Sunkist Library 150 150 LA County Library

Sunkist Library

The original Sunkist-La Puente Library was dedicated and opened on Monday, March 28, 1960 to become the second library in the City of La Puente. This storefront library was located at 13913 Elliot Avenue in the Sunkist Shopping Center. The library was dedicated by Supervisor Frank Bonelli. The library remained in that location for 18…

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Walnut Library 150 150 LA County Library

Walnut Library

Walnut Library was founded in March 1916 in the original Walnut Elementary School. It was maintained there until 1964 when bookmobile service was initiated to better serve the area. When the Walnut population increased, a 3,250 square foot rental storefront at 134 N. Pierre Street was opened in 1970. The library has been at the…

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