• January 10, 2023

Library Lovers’ Month

Library Lovers’ Month

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Library Lovers’ Month

Top 10 Reasons to Love Your Library

What is Library Lovers’ Month all about?

National Library Lovers’ Month is in February, and it’s dedicated to guess who? Yes, people who love their libraries for all they do for them—whether it’s the stacks of books to borrow, community programming, access to eBooks, movies, magazines, professional skills development, or just providing a quiet, comfy place to unwind.

Library Lovers’ Month happens in February because love is already in the air for Valentine’s Day!

What are the top 10 reasons to love LA County Library?

  1. Professional and Personal development via LinkedIn Learning. Did you know LA County Library offers free online classes? From new job skills to new languages, we have one of the best tools for learning whatever/whenever you want!
  2. Access to the award-winning ABCmouse curriculum. These free online lessons are designed to help young children (ages 2 – 8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. There are more than 10,000 learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, music, and more.
  3. Online adult education previously only available to those at top universities and companies. We’ve teamed up with Coursera to provide free online courses that teach new skills to advance or switch careers. Learn about conflict resolution, excel basics, or the finer points of contemporary art.
  4. Access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks. Libby allows you to check out up to 15 books, audiobooks, and magazines all without having to leave your favorite chair.
  5. Family engagement tips powered by ReadyRosie. This free digital program emphasizes early educational development, promotes kindergarten readiness, and helps parents turn daily activities into learning opportunities with short videos.
  6. Access to your favorite TV shows and movies. We have two streaming services you can use to view free TV shows and movies: Kanopy and Hoopla. From Hitchcock to the latest Oscar and Emmy winners, there’s no shortage of great entertainment available to you.
  7. Discovering the latest music from your favorite artists. With Freegal, you can stream playlists, discover new artists, and listen to this year’s Grammy nominees – including the vast Sony Music Entertainment catalog. In addition, you can download 5 songs per week for you to keep and share.
  8. Auto passes for CA State Parks. In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the California State Library, State Parks are providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating parks to library-card holders. Who says you have to stay indoors to enjoy LA County Library benefits?
  9. A calendar packed with events for all ages and interests. Check out our events calendar where you can sort by location, age group, and event type to find something fun for everyone in your household.
  10. A safe, quiet, and comfy place to read or watch movies for a few hours. Seriously, where else can you find a place (other than your grandma’s) where you can do this?

How can I take advantage of all these and other great benefits at LA County Library?

All you need is a library card. In some cases, a PIN and an internet connection is necessary too.

Learn how to apply for your library card here. Library cards are available for free to permanent and temporary residents of California.

Show Your Support for a Chance to Win!

Library Lovers month
Share what you love about your local library or library staff below for a chance to win a goodie bag! Ask a staff member for your very own I Red Heart on Apple iOS 15.4 LA County Library sticker to proudly share your love for your library!

What do you love about LA County Library?

Share a testimonial here.

Giveaway Rules

Winners need to pick up their goodie bags from their local LA County Library location; items will not be mailed. By commenting on giveaway posts, participants grant permission for the Library to use their social media handle or name in Library promotional materials; winners’ social media handles will be shared. If the winner does not pick up their goodie bag within 3 weeks of being notified, they automatically forfeit their reward. No purchase necessary. While supplies last.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. LA County Library staff are welcome to comment, but are not eligible to win goodie bags.

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