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Maywood César Chávez Library

Library Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Wednesday 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Holiday Closures

Get to Know This Library

About Maywood César Chávez Library

About Maywood César Chávez Library

  • Library Size: 3,362 sq ft
  • Space for Children
  • Book Drop

Our Collections

Our Collections

Online Collections — Available 24 hours

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 4
  • Children's Computers: 2
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

Friends of the Library

Friends of Maywood César Chávez Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events

Friends of Maywood César Chávez Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

The library was established in February 1921, in the Lincoln School (now Fishburn Avenue School) and was called Maywood Free Public Library. In 1924, the library moved to Pine Avenue and was open four days a week, from 2:00 – 5:00 and 7:00 – 8:00. It remained at that location until 1938, when it moved next to City Hall.

Early in 1948, unable to renew its lease, it seemed that the library would have to go into storage. The Chamber of Commerce and concerned citizens arranged for it to be moved to Pine Avenue in March 1948.

In 1961, the library moved to its current site next to the city hall; it was dedicated on October 20, 1961.

In September, 1993, the city council rededicated the library in honor of César Chávez, so the library is now the Maywood César Chávez Library.

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