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  • June 13, 2024

LA County Library’s Annual Free Lunch at the Library Program Returns

LA County Library’s Annual Free Lunch at the Library Program Returns

LA County Library’s Annual Free Lunch at the Library Program Returns 1024 683 LA County Library

June 13, 2024

LA County Library’s Annual Free Lunch at the Library Program Returns

Nutritious Meals for Kids & Teens at 20 Libraries This Summer, Starting June 17

sing about Lunch at the Library

LA County Library’s annual Lunch at the Library program returns, providing free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during the summer months. Since 2015, LA County Library has helped keep children nourished while away from school, ensuring they return in the fall energized and ready to learn. There are no restrictions on family income. Free meals are for kids and teens only and must be eaten at the Library.

“This marks the tenth consecutive year we have offered free meals through our Lunch at the Library program,” said LA County Library Director, Skye Patrick. “We know families depend on us to provide nutritious food for their children when they are away from school, and we are excited to once again provide this essential service to our neighbors.”

Program Schedule:

From June 17 – August 9, twenty libraries will be offering lunch on a first come, first served basis from 12 – 1 pm, either Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Friday, depending on the location:

Monday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm*

East Los Angeles Library
Lake Los Angeles Library
Quartz Hill Library
Rowland Heights Library
South Whittier Library

Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm*

Carson Library
Clifton M. Brakensiek Library
Compton Library
El Monte Library
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
Huntington Park Library
La Puente Library**
Lancaster Library
Lawndale Library
Leland R. Weaver Library
Montebello Library
Norwalk Library***
San Fernando Library
San Gabriel Library
Temple City Library

Schedule exceptions:

* Lunch will not be available on Wednesday, June 19 or Thursday, July 4 as all LA County Library Locations are closed for Juneteenth and Independence Day holidays.

** La Puente Library’s Lunch at the Library service will end on Friday, August 2.

*** Norwalk Library will not offer lunch on Tuesday, July 2 due to a city event.

Lunch at the Library is a partnership with LA County Department of Parks & Recreation. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California.

About LA County Library
Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It provides culturally responsive and dynamic collections, programs, and services to meet the literacy, information, personal enrichment, and entertainment needs of all residents across Los Angeles County. Dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing equitable access for all, LA County Library serves 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 86 libraries, and mobile fleet of 15 vehicles, including 4 Bookmobiles, 6 MākMō (maker mobiles), 3 early literacy vehicles, and 2 mobile outreach vehicles. To learn more, visit and follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X, and YouTube.

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