• February 29, 2024

Major $8 Million Renovation to Begin for Lynwood Library

Major $8 Million Renovation to Begin for Lynwood Library

Major $8 Million Renovation to Begin for Lynwood Library 1024 684 LA County Library

February 29, 2024

Major $8 Million Renovation to Begin for Lynwood Library

Lynwood is first of several Southeast LA libraries that Hahn’s office will help renovate

Lynwood renovation example

Today, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced the launch of major refurbishment work on Lynwood Library,  part of LA County Library. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the $8,000,000 project which will be carried out by LA County Public Works. Lynwood Library, a 12,000-square-foot building at 11320 Bullis Road, was built in 1977 and has received no significant upgrades or improvements since it opened. Work is expected to begin April 1.

“It’s time to show some love to our Lynwood Library. Our County libraries are for more than just books—they help parents navigate early learning, students work toward high school diplomas, future Americans study for citizenship tests, and so much more. Residents deserve the most up-to-date facilities, and I’m proud to bring that to our Lynwood residents very soon,” said Hahn.

Mockup of Lynwood Library
The refurbished library will include a customer service desk, an adult reading area, a teen area, a children’s area, an enlarged community room, two group study rooms, express-service self-checkout machines, public access computers, and Wi-Fi internet access. The project also includes aesthetic upgrades on the site, including two large skylights for increased natural light indoors and drought-tolerant landscaping outside.

“We are committed to creating welcoming and robust 21st century libraries for our communities,” said LA County Library Director Skye Patrick. “Thanks to this generous funding from Supervisor Hahn, we’ll be able to make substantial updates and improvements to Lynwood Library and provide new resources to local residents.”

The library site is located near the city’s civic center and Lynwood Park. An “express” temporary library location nearby will open next month where residents will have access to immediate library services. The renovation work is expected to conclude in November of next year. The other four libraries to be refurbished are Huntington Park, Bell, Leland R Weaver (South Gate), and Maywood César Chávez.

About LA County Library
Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 85 community libraries, institutional library, and mobile fleet of 15 vehicles, including Bookmobiles, 6 MākMō (maker mobiles), 3 early literacy vehicles, and 2 mobile outreach vehicles. LA County Library is dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing access to and equity of public services for all. To learn more, visit LACountyLibrary.org and follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

CONTACT:  pio@library.lacounty.gov

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