Bibliophiles & Friends Spring Reception

The Los Angeles Public Library is shown during the construction phase in July 1925. This photo was taken from the corner of 5th and Flower streets and shows the northwest corner of the building, which is partially covered with scaffolding. Collection/Los Angeles Public Library.
Library patrons browse the Popular Library book racks on the first floor rotunda of the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library, at 630 West Fifth Street. Photo dated: August 10, 1950. Collection/Los Angeles Public Library.

"Not many institutions in Los Angeles can claim a 150-year history, and we are enormously proud that the Los Angeles Public Library is one of them."