July 30, 2014

LA Restores Library Hours

Hours Restored banner on LAPL

Beginning October 15, the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) restored Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning hours at all 73 city libraries. The restoration represents a 15 percent increase in hours over 2011, according to LAPL Public Relations & Marketing Director Peter V. Persic. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, councilmembers, students, and recently appointed City Librarian […]

Update: Atlanta Director to Take Over as L.A. Librarian

John Szabo

This story has been updated to include additional information from Atlanta. John Szabo was named City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) today by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Szabo is perhaps best known for turning around the troubled Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, where he’s served as director since 2005. Szabo is expected to start […]

As Los Angeles Public Library Awaits Measure L Money, Volunteers Help Maintain Stability

By Andrew McIntyre Sherrill Van Sickle, an adult librarian at the Los Angeles Public LIbrary’s Mid-Valley regional branch, was seated at the library’s center kiosk, the words of Groucho Marx emblazoned on a nearby wall: “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” […]