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Chet Holifield Library 150 150 LA County Library

Chet Holifield Library

The library was established in February of 1969 in honor of Congressman Chet Holifield, 19th District (served 1943-1974). The library primarily serves the residents of south Montebello. In January 2011, the library reopened after a year-long refurbishment project.

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La Mirada Library 150 150 LA County Library

La Mirada Library

La Mirada Library was established in 1915 in a one-room schoolhouse that belonged to the Norwalk School District. It soon received supplemental service from the Los Angeles County Library. From 1958 to 1971 the library was housed in a leased storefront in the La Mirada Business Center. The present library building was dedicated on July…

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Los Nietos Library 150 150 LA County Library

Los Nietos Library

Los Nietos Library had its beginning shortly after World War I, in September 1919. Since its founding, the Library has offered service in five locations. A bookmobile provided library service to the community for a short time. 1919: Los Nietos School 1939: 2031 Norwalk Blvd 1948: Bookmobile 1949: Los Nietos School cafeteria building 1950: 8801…

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Montebello Library 150 150 LA County Library

Montebello Library

Montebello Library was established in January 1914 and was first located in the local newspaper office. In 1916 the library moved to the local post office. In 1924 the library moved to its first separate building. Montebello was the first city in the county to build a library with funds raised by a bond issue…

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Norwalk Library 150 150 LA County Library

Norwalk Library

Norwalk Library started out in July, 1913 as the 17th branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library through the efforts of a committee of the Commercial Club. The collection of 500 books was housed in a second floor room of the Stiffler Building at 537 E. Front Street. In 1919, Hattie Sproul, a member…

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Pico Rivera Library 150 150 LA County Library

Pico Rivera Library

Founded in 1917, the new 16,000 square foot library was dedicated on December 14, 2013. It replaced the old 7,700 square foot circular library constructed in 1961. Funding for the new LEED rated library was provided by the City of Pico Rivera and Supervisorial District 1. It is the larger of the two libraries serving…

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Rivera Library 150 150 LA County Library

Rivera Library

Rivera library was founded in 1913 and has been at its present location since 1970. The library is located in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood, with heavy usage by children. Rivera is the smaller of the two libraries in the city of Pico Rivera.

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Rowland Heights Library 150 150 LA County Library

Rowland Heights Library

Originally Rowland Heights, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, was part of the Workman Temple Homestead in California’s rancho days. Since the 1990’s Rowland Heights has been in a steadily upward growth mode, serving an estimated (1996) population of 48,488 plus surrounding areas. Rowland Heights Library opened in Eastwood Shopping Center on July 21,…

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Sorensen Library 150 150 LA County Library

Sorensen Library

In the late 1940’s residents of this community organized the Sorensen Park and Recreation Association. Their efforts, in part, led to the founding of a library within the Sorensen Park area. Dedicated in 1956, it was seen at the time as the first step in a project that would provide a library three times its…

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South Whittier Library 150 150 LA County Library

South Whittier Library

South Whittier Library was founded in 1915. The library’s first location was in a one-room schoolhouse. South Whittier’s first separate built-as-a-library building was dedicated on April 16, 1956. After 16 years at that location on Laurel Avenue, the library moved to 14433 Leffingwell Road. The library closed for renovations in January 1988 and a newly…

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