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Compton Library 150 150 LA County Library

Compton Library

Compton Library branch of the Los Angeles County Free library opened its doors in July of 1913, the 11th branch of today’s LA County Library. The library was located in a storefront building near Main and Tamarind Streets and was later moved to the Compton Union High School at 212 S Acacia Street. In 1925…

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Willowbrook Library 150 150 LA County Library

Willowbrook Library

Willowbrook Library occupies a very special place in the history of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The Los Angeles County Free Library, as it was then called, was founded September 5, 1912. On Christmas Eve Day, 1912, the County Librarian received a petition from the residents of the Willowbrook Community, requesting that Willowbrook…

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A C Bilbrew Library 150 150 LA County Library

A C Bilbrew Library

Located in a shopping center from 1964 to 1974, the North Enterprise Branch became the A C Bilbrew Library with the opening of the present building on November 2, 1974. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn was instrumental in the library obtaining funding through a Model Neighborhood Development Program to build a 21,000 square foot…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 150 150 LA County Library

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

The original library opened in a leased storefront building at 18419 S. Avalon Blvd on June 4, 1959. The present library was dedicated on June 2, 1973.

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East Rancho Dominguez Library 150 150 LA County Library

East Rancho Dominguez Library

East Rancho Dominguez Library, formerly known as the East Compton Library, was originally located at 15121 S. Atlantic Avenue. The library was opened for service on March 17, 1952, for thirteen hours a week with a collection totaling 4,860 books. At that time it was the fastest growing library in the Los Angeles County Public…

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