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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
The Clifton M. Brakensiek Library will be closed on Saturday, March 7, 2015 for building maintenance.
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.
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6:00 PM, Wed, Mar 4 Chess Club
3:30 PM, Thu, Mar 5 Yarnival
11:00 AM, Sat, Mar 7 Kids' Art Corner
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 7 Zumba Fitness
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 7 LEGO Club
2:00 PM, Sat, Mar 7 Teen Manga Club
4:00 PM, Mon, Mar 9 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Mar 10 Wonder Loom for Teens
4:00 PM, Wed, Mar 11 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Mar 11 Chess Club
3:30 PM, Thu, Mar 12 Yarnival
11:00 AM, Sat, Mar 14 Kids' Art Corner
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 14 Zumba Fitness
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 14 LEGO Club
2:00 PM, Sat, Mar 14 Teen Manga Club
4:00 PM, Mon, Mar 16 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Mar 17 Teen Board Games
4:00 PM, Wed, Mar 18 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Mar 18 Book Club - The Rosie Project
6:30 PM, Wed, Mar 18 Chess Club
3:30 PM, Thu, Mar 19 Yarnival
11:00 AM, Sat, Mar 21 Kids' Art Corner
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 21 Zumba Fitness
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 21 LEGO Club
2:00 PM, Sat, Mar 21 Teen Manga Club
4:00 PM, Mon, Mar 23 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Mar 24 Duct Tape Stuffed Animals for Teens
4:00 PM, Wed, Mar 25 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Mar 25 Chess Club
3:30 PM, Thu, Mar 26 Yarnival
11:00 AM, Sat, Mar 28 Kids' Art Corner
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 28 Zumba Fitness
11:30 AM, Sat, Mar 28 LEGO Club
2:00 PM, Sat, Mar 28 Teen Manga Club
4:00 PM, Mon, Mar 30 Family Place Parent/Child Workshop
11:00 AM, Tue, Mar 31 Toddler Time
11:00 AM, Tue, Mar 31 Family Storytime
6:00 PM, Wed, Apr 1 Chess Club
3:30 PM, Thu, Apr 2
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