LOS ANGELES, August 12, 2014 – The County of Los Angeles Public Library will restore its service hours at libraries that had hours reduced in 2009 – 2010, effective Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Libraries have evolved into community centers that provide invaluable tools to their patrons. Individuals are visiting libraries to search for jobs, homework help, computer literacy classes, online learning tools, early childhood literacy programs, teen services, and other programs. The restoration in hours will grant the Library staff an opportunity to provide additional programs and services to their patrons.
The restoration of library service hours, at libraries located in cities throughout Los Angeles County, is made possible by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approval to increase the Library budget by $3.6 million to restore library hours as they were in 2009-10.
“We are thrilled that the Board of Supervisors approved the budget for the restoration of County Library service hours,” said County Librarian Margaret Donnellan Todd. “Our libraries provide an essential gathering place for our patrons, and having restored hours allows our librarians the opportunity to provide a place for learning, collaboration and community.”
The new services hours for Artesia Library will be:
Tuesday: 12 pm-8 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm-8 pm
Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Saturday: 9 am-5 pm
About the County of Los Angeles Public Library
The County of Los Angeles Public Library system is one of the largest library jurisdictions in the country. With 86 community libraries, three bookmobiles and five resources centers, the Public Library serves a population of 3.4 million extending over 3,000 square miles. The Library gives you the freedom to CONNECT, EXPLORE, CREATE – whatever your needs or DREAMS.
For additional information on the County of Los Angeles Public Library system, please visit www.colapublib.org.
To learn more about the restoration of hours, please contact
Yolanda De Ramus, Chief Deputy
7400 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 940 – 8412