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Clifton M. Brakensiek Library
9945 E. Flower St.
Bellflower, CA 90706 (562) 925-5543
Mon 11 - 8 Tue 11 - 8 Wed 11 - 8 Thu 11 - 6 Fri 1 - 5 Sat 11 - 5 Sun Closed
Lauren Talbott, Library Manager
Building size: 20160 sq. ft. Meeting Room: Capacity 51 Children's area with Family Place Teen Space Study Room available Book Drop for returning items accessible 24 hours nearby libraries
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Clifton M. Brakensiek Library has:
Public computers: 8 Children's computers: 3 Early literacy computers: 2 Free Wi-fi
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Clifton M. Brakensiek Library has served the community of Bellflower for more than 80 years. The first branch was opened on March 11, 1914.
The library moved four times until its present facility was dedicated on August 16, 1975, and named in honor of Clifton M. Brakensiek, MD, who donated the land on which the library is built.
It served as the Automated Circulation System pilot site and was the first County library to implement the new online circulation system in 1989.
In 1915 there were 213 library cardholders and 412 books on the shelves. The circulation for 1915 was 3,433. Today's circulation is approximately 200,000 with 40,000 registered borrowers. The Library has an active
Friends of the Library group.
On December 19, 2002, the Brakensiek Library reopened for service following several months of renovation. The project was a joint effort of Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe, the City of Bellflower, The Friends of the Library and the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The remodeled library has a new look with a redesign of the interior, technology upgrades and two new public service desks.
political representatives U.S. Congressional District 40: Lucille Roybal-Allard California State Assembly District 58: Cristina Garcia County Supervisorial District 4: Don Knabe local links Bellflower Unified School District: Links to schools and educational resources. Cerritos College: General information on Cerritos College, which serves the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens and Norwalk. City of Bellflower: Provides information about the City of Bellflower. City of Bellflower Municipal Code: Friends of the Bellflower Library Press Telegram: Online local news and information service from the Long Beach Press Telegram, a local newspaper that serves the area. Includes local sports and entertainment news. Find more local links on delicious.
at Clifton M. Brakensiek Library Subscribe to events Zumba Fitness, 11:30 AM, Sat, Jan 31 LEGO Club, 2:00 PM, Sat, Jan 31 Teen Manga Club, 4:00 PM, Mon, Feb 2 Toddler Time, 11:00 AM, Tue, Feb 3 Family Storytime, 6:00 PM, Wed, Feb 4 Chess Club, 3:30 PM, Thu, Feb 5 Teen Manga Club, 4:00 PM, Mon, Feb 9 Toddler Time, 11:00 AM, Tue, Feb 10 Family Storytime, 6:00 PM, Wed, Feb 11 Chess Club, 3:30 PM, Thu, Feb 12 Yarnival, 11:00 AM, Sat, Feb 14 Zumba Fitness, 11:30 AM, Sat, Feb 14 LEGO Club, 2:00 PM, Sat, Feb 14 Kids' Art Corner, 11:30 PM, Sat, Feb 14 Toddler Time, 11:00 AM, Tue, Feb 17 DIY Glass Etching for Adults, 6:00 PM, Tue, Feb 17 Teen Board Games, 4:00 PM, Wed, Feb 18 Family Storytime, 6:00 PM, Wed, Feb 18 Book Club - The Golem and the Jinni, 6:30 PM, Wed, Feb 18 Chess Club, 3:30 PM, Thu, Feb 19 Yarnival, 11:00 AM, Sat, Feb 21 Zumba Fitness, 11:30 AM, Sat, Feb 21 LEGO Club, 2:00 PM, Sat, Feb 21 Kids' Art Corner, 11:30 PM, Sat, Feb 21 Teen Manga Club, 4:00 PM, Mon, Feb 23 Toddler Time, 11:00 AM, Tue, Feb 24 Family Movie, 4:00 PM, Tue, Feb 24 DIY Mug Art for Teens, 4:30 PM, Wed, Feb 25 Family Storytime, 6:00 PM, Wed, Feb 25 Chess Club, 3:30 PM, Thu, Feb 26 Yarnival, 11:00 AM, Sat, Feb 28 Zumba Fitness, 11:30 AM, Sat, Feb 28 LEGO Club, 2:00 PM, Sat, Feb 28 Kids' Art Corner, 11:30 PM, Sat, Feb 28
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