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Support Early Literacy & Youth Programs

What’s more important than giving children a head start when it comes to literacy AND making sure those same children have reading skills through young adulthood?

LA County Library has services that support children for their entire literacy journey. We have programs that build school readiness competencies through books as well as our no-cost reading tutoring program for students in Grades 2 & 3. Our teen programs help educate young adults on topics like intellectual freedom, financial literacy, and workplace and social etiquette, and more.

Supporting LA County Library’s literacy initiatives is a down payment on our children’s future.

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Librarian with book at LA County Library Smarty Pants Storytime

Designed for toddlers and preschoolers, these programs build school readiness competencies through books, songs, rhymes, and movement.

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reading tutor and student

LA County Library’s no-cost reading tutoring program for students in Grades 2 & 3.

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LA County Library's Reading Machine

These vehicles visit licensed home daycares and preschools to engage children with literacy and STEAM activities through Storytime.

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LA County Library Lunch at the Library sign

Free, nutritious lunches are served to children during the summer months to ensure they are fed and ready to return to school in the fall energized and excited to learn.

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Teenage students conversing in a library

Our programs help educate teens on topics like intellectual freedom, financial literacy, workplace and social etiquette, finance, public speaking, fitness, nutrition, and more.

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bookmark contest

Every fall, young people from K – 12 submit celebrating books and reading for a chance to be featured on bookmarks distributed across library locations.

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Give Now!

Inspired to support the incredible work done at LA County Library? Make a difference in your community and support services and programs that help residents thrive by making a charitable gift through LA County Library Foundation.

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