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LAPL Volunteers Recognized by City Council

Over 60 LAPL volunteers gather at the L.A. City Council meeting on April 21 to be recognized for their $4.4 million worth in volunteer hours to the City in 2016.


Over 60 Los Angeles Public Library volunteers, including several Friends of library branches gathered at Van Nuys City Hall on April 21 for a presentation in front of the Los Angeles City Council meeting recognizing the $4,401,791.37 worth in hours put in by the LAPL’s 6,250 volunteers in 2016.

Elson Trinidad, president of the Friends of Cahuenga Library was there to represent our Friends group and was recognized along with five other LAPL volunteer representatives in the 13th Council District by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who made the council presentation along with City Librarian John Szabo. O’Farrell chairs the Arts, Entertainment, Parks and River Committee on the City Council, which includes the LAPL system.

The presentation ended with Szabo, O’Farrell and the LAPL volunteers holding up an oversized check for $4.4 million to the City representing the monetized hours by LAPL volunteers last year.

After the presentation, the group posed for a group photo outside the Van Nuys City Hall building and gathered for a lunch reception at the nearby Van Nuys Branch Library.

Our next meeting!

Our next meeting of the Friends of Cahuenga Library is on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. immediately following our Book Sale) in the library’s downstairs Community Room. Find out how to get involved in supporting our beloved 100 year-old public library through volunteering, programs and fundraising! For more information, email us.

Cahuenga 100th Anniversary in LAPL December Highlight Video!

The Los Angeles Public Library came out with a video showing the highlights of the library system in December 2016, and Cahuenga Branch Library’s 100th Anniversary celebration on December 3rd was featured! Check out the video above!


As the Cahuenga Branch Library celebrates its 100th year, we are proud to finally present to you the website of the Friends of Cahuenga Library, which is hosted for free to nonprofit organizations courtesy of Dreamhost.com. Through this site, we hope to inform and engage the public of our activities, events (especially our twice-monthly book sales) and allow a convenient portal for library patrons and community members to donate to the Friends of Cahuenga Library and become active in our organization.