A New Year Message
Honoring Diverse Communities
In the month of June, we proudly hoisted the Progress Pride Flag at library locations capable of hosting it, marking the celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. We also recognized National Veterans and Military Families Month by expressing our gratitude and solidarity with our veterans and their families. This was exemplified through our collaboration with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in their Operation Green Light initiative, where green lights adorned the exteriors of our four Veteran Resource Centers at Lancaster, Lawndale, La Puente, and Norwalk libraries, as well as the Pico Rivera Library. These efforts complemented our ongoing work to create book displays, booklists, resources, programs, and activities that celebrate African American and Black History Month, Armenian History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Muslim American Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Indigenous Migrants Month, and other celebrations that recognize Los Angeles County’s diverse communities.
Strategic Planning for the Future
Looking ahead, we are excited to embark on our new strategic plan for the next five years. Based on the feedback we collected from our 2022 Community Feedback Sessions and the service needs and opportunities our system has identified in our daily operations, we are unveiling a strategic plan in 2024 that will help guide and shape the development of innovative programs and services that will help expand access and cultivate a dynamic environment for our diverse customer base. From a pilot program that will offer tutoring to school-age kids in the summer months to more diversity in our collection of books and materials, we are looking forward to sharing more about the exciting new endeavors that are to come in the new year.
We extend our deepest gratitude to you, our valued community members, for your unwavering support and engagement. Our work and dedication to you won’t stop in the new year.
Here’s to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead in 2024!
From our hearts to yours, we wish you a safe and prosperous happy new year!