LA County Library Ignites Curiosity During National Library Week

The Library Welcomes the Community to Join Free In-Person and Virtual Events from April 7 – 13

Los Angeles County, CA – In honor of National Library Week, a nationwide celebration of library services and offerings, LA County Library is hosting special in-person and virtual programs, April 7 – 13. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, this year’s theme, “Ready, Set, Library!” highlights libraries as unique sanctuaries where people are empowered to connect, learn new skills, and concentrate on what truly matters both in-person and online. This year’s theme encapsulates LA County Library’s mission to serve as a place for the community to learn, grow, and succeed.

Girl holding bag that reads "Where Community Happens."

“LA County Library is more than just a place to check out books—it’s a community hub where people of all ages can gather, learn, and be inspired,” said LA County Library Director, Skye Patrick. “We invite all our neighbors to explore our curated events for National Library Week. Join us and discover new worlds, master new skills, and discover the joys of reading and beyond.”

LA County Library is proud to offer free activities for all ages at many of its 86 libraries as well as online, ensuring that every community member finds something to spark their interest.

Featured Events:

  • Trailblazers in Conversation with Mychal Threets on April 11, 6 – 7 pm: In a special National Library Week edition of the Library’s virtual series, LA County Library Director, Skye Patrick, chats with Mychal about his journey from librarian to a viral social media influencer, and his recent collaboration with PBS Kids. The conversation will offer insights into the evolving role of libraries in the community, underscore the importance of literacy, and address the challenges that library professionals face.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties: Many locations are hosting events to celebrate the eclipse on April 8, and solar eclipse glasses are available at many libraries, while supplies last.
  • Friends of the Library Book Sales: Unbeatable deals on books, DVDs, and music at wallet-friendly prices at many locations.
  • Performances, Workshops, & Demonstrations: Special in-person programs at many libraries, including music, magic, bubbles, wildlife visits, art activities, cooking, gardening, and more.

For more information on LA County Library’s National Library Week programs, visit