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Norwalk Library

12350 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 868-0775

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Sue Kane, Library Manager

Norwalk Library
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  • computers
  • community

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Norwalk Library has:

  • Public computers: 15
  • Children's computers: 6
  • Early literacy computers: 2
  • JAWS computer for the visually impaired: 1
  • Free Wi-fi

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friends of the library

Friends of the Norwalk Libraries is a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events - join today to get involved!

Friends of the Norwalk Libraries provides these service(s) to support the library:

library history

Norwalk Library started out in July, 1913 as the 17th branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library through the efforts of a committee of the Commercial Club. The collection of 500 books was housed in a second floor room of the Stiffler Building at 537 E. Front Street. In 1919, Hattie Sproul, a member of the city's founding family, supervised the library.

When oil was discovered in nearby Santa Fe Springs in the 1920's there was a population boom in Norwalk; the library's collection and circulation also increased to the point that it needed a building of its own. In January, 1926, the library moved to new quarters built by Charles Stage at 13620 S. San Antonio Drive.

In 1956, a year before the city was incorporated, a new library building was opened across from the old one on San Antonio Drive. In just 13 years, the collection outgrew that facility despite the addition of a wing to accommodate the expanding children's department.

The city inaugurated the opening to public service of the 39,000 square foot building at 12350 Imperial Highway in July 1969. The Library was dedicated on Saturday, July 19, 1969.

political representatives

local links

  • Cerritos College: General information on Cerritos College, which serves the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens and Norwalk.
  • City of Norwalk: City issues, public information, calendar of events, council agendas and general information on the city of Norwalk.
  • Little Lake City School District: Links to schools and educational resources.
  • Norwalk Chamber of Commerce: Information on local businesses, clubs, organizations and events in the city of Norwalk.
  • Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District: Includes school district profile and list of schools for this nearby community.
  • 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.

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