$13.3 Million Approved to Build New County Library in South Whittier

On a motion by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the allocation of $13.3 million dollars for the design, development and construction of a new county library in South Whittier.

The new South Whittier Library Project is part of “Operation Libraries,” Supervisor Knabe’s plan to invest $45 million into the restoration of county libraries across the Fourth District. The new library will be built on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s STARS Center at the northern corner of Telegraph Road and Colima Road in unincorporated South Whittier. It will replace an old facility that has become too small and outdated for the growing community.

“Across Los Angeles County, and especially my district, libraries are as popular as ever,” said Supervisor Knabe. “There is no better way to strengthen a community than to invest in libraries. Residents will have greater access to books, videos and other multimedia and when this project is completed, they will have a brand new facility that will bring the community together.”

Visit Knabe.com to learn more about “Operation Libraries,” future Fourth District library projects, and upcoming community meetings.