Councilmember O'Farrell, City Librarian Launch New Look for City Library Trucks

Los Angeles Public Library truck

ECHO PARK - Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and City Librarian John Szabo joined close to two dozen 2nd grade students from Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy to unveil three new specially-wrapped library trucks that will be used to deliver books and supplies to L.A.’s 73 libraries.

Councilmember O’Farrell requested the wrapping of the trucks to promote the library’s many free services and programs including: downloadable books, music and films; citizenship services; job and career assistance; high school diploma courses; and health and wellness resources.

"There's a whole new world of learning available to every Angeleno, and I want to be sure that people are aware of the available resources," said O'Farrell "Thank you City Librarian John Szabo for working with me on this project to help raise awareness about our exceptional public library system in the city of Los Angeles."

The colorfully-wrapped trucks celebrate and bring awareness to the wide variety of library programs. Every day, library delivery trucks move nearly 30,000 books and other items--the equivalent of an entire branch library’s collection--throughout the city. The service allows people to have a book or other items delivered to their local library from anywhere in the system.