Libraries Are Back in Business on Sundays!

Some think of Sundays as a day of rest, but everyone can rest assured that the Los Angeles Public Library is reopening on Sundays! Thanks to Measure L, Central Library and eight regional branches will once again be open for business on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. beginning January 12.

Re-opening on Sundays is made possible by Measure L, a ballot initiative overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011. Measure L reverses cuts to the library’s budget and gradually restores hours and services at the city’s 73 libraries over four years. The return of Sunday library service comes one year ahead of the schedule promised to voters, ensuring that critical resources will be available to the people who depend on the Los Angeles Public Library the most.

Join us as we celebrate at these libraries on January 12, starting at 12:30 p.m.with a ribbon cutting and continuing with refreshments and special family programs throughout the day:

Central Library
1:15 p.m. Storytime  (KLOS Theater)
2 p.m. Performance by INCA Peruvian Ensemble suitable for all ages. (Taper)

Arroyo Seco Regional Branch
1:15 p.m. Storytime & crafts
2 p.m. Thor’s Reptile Family program
All day  STAR volunteers reading to children

Exposition Park Regional Branch
1 p.m. Face Painting with Marquita
2 p.m. Thor’s Reptiles: arthropods, amphibians and reptiles of all sizes.
3:30 p.m. Storytime

Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Branch
1:15 p.m. Storytime
2 p.m. Magic Show with Tony Daniels

Mid-Valley Regional Branch
1:15 p.m. World Music Sing Along with Thalia and her guitar
2:30 p.m. Magic Show with Allen Oshiro

North Hollywood Regional Branch
1 p.m. Storytime with Councilmember Paul Krekorian
2 p.m. Puppet show by Swazzle, a comical retelling of Aesop’s fable “The Grasshopper and the Ant”

San Pedro Regional Branch
1 p.m. Geebo the Clown
2:30 p.m.   Teen Game Night featuring X-Box 360, refreshments and prizes

West Los Angeles Regional Branch
1:30 p.m. Storytime
2 p.m. Bubblemania presenting a program about the fun and science of bubbles

West Valley Regional Branch
1 p.m. Storytime
2 p.m. Ahoy Me Matey’s: pirate magic show with audience participation, sword fighting, pirate music, talk like a pirate lessons, pirate stories and more

Thanks to all the supporters of Measure L! For more information visit:

Historic image from the Library’s photo collection.

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