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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
All County of Los Angeles Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.
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 Laptops available for in library use: 12 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.
U.S. Congressional District 40: Lucille Roybal-Allard California State Assembly District 58: Cristina Garcia California State Senate District 32: Tony Mendoza 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.
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11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 1 BARK Read with Dogs
6:00 PM, Tue, Sep 1 Teen Activity: Catapult Craze
4:00 PM, Wed, Sep 2 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Sep 2 Yarnival: Knit and Crochet Club
9:30 AM, Sat, Sep 5 Bricks 4 Kids
2:00 PM, Sat, Sep 5 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 8 Teen Art Activity: Marshmallow Build-Off
4:00 PM, Wed, Sep 9 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Sep 9 Yarnival: Knit and Crochet Club
9:30 AM, Sat, Sep 12 Bricks 4 Kids
2:00 PM, Sat, Sep 12 Teen Manga Club
4:00 PM, Mon, Sep 14 Zumba Fitness
7:00 PM, Mon, Sep 14 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 15 Personal Safety Workshop
5:30 PM, Tue, Sep 15 Bricks 4 Teens
4:00 PM, Wed, Sep 16 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Sep 16 Yarnival: Knit and Crochet Club
9:30 AM, Sat, Sep 19 MTG Tournament for Teens
12:00 PM, Sat, Sep 19 Bricks 4 Kids
2:00 PM, Sat, Sep 19 Teen Manga Club
4:00 PM, Mon, Sep 21 Zumba Fitness
7:00 PM, Mon, Sep 21 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 22 Teen Art Activity: Stone Sugar Skulls
4:00 PM, Wed, Sep 23 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Sep 23 Yarnival: Knit and Crochet Club
9:30 AM, Sat, Sep 26 Bricks 4 Kids
2:00 PM, Sat, Sep 26 Teen Manga Club
4:00 PM, Mon, Sep 28 Zumba Fitness
7:00 PM, Mon, Sep 28 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 29 Banned Book Week Book Club for Teens
4:00 PM, Wed, Sep 30 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Sep 30
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