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6934 Broadway Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606 (562) 695-3979
Mon 11 - 7 Tue 11 - 7 Wed 11 - 7 Thu 11 - 7 Fri 11 - 5 Sat 11 - 5 Sun Closed
Leticia Polizzi, Library Manager
The hours of the Sorensen Library will be changing on September 2, 2014.
The new hours will be:
Mon 11 - 8
Tue 11 - 8
Wed 11 - 6
Thu 11 - 6
Fri 11 - 5
Sat 11 - 5
Building size: 10655 sq. ft. Meeting Room: Capacity 70 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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Sorensen Library has:
Public computers: 10 Children's computers: 12 Early literacy computers: 2 Laptops available for in library use: 12 Free Wi-fi
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In the late 1940's residents of this community organized the Sorensen Park and Recreation Association. Their efforts, in part, led to the founding of a library within the Sorensen Park area.
Dedicated in 1956, it was seen at the time as the first step in a project that would provide a library three times its initial size of 1,048 square feet. The library never was expanded, partly due to budget constraints.
In November of 1992, Sorensen was one of ten County libraries closed in response to State property tax shifts. All materials and equipment were removed to fill pressing needs at other libraries. Happily, in January of 1996, Sorensen was re-opened with funds available through the Community Services District #8. This necessitated completely re-equipping the facility and rebuilding the collection.
In November 2008, Sorensen Library closed once again so a new facility could be built. The new building opened October 1, 2010, and at 10,655 sq. ft., the new building is ten times the size of the former library.
The new Sorensen Library is the County Library's first green library. Meeting the LEED Silver rating, the library is part of the County's Sustainable Design Implementation program, featuring extensive natural/solar lighting, drought resistant landscaping, local building materials and more.
political representatives U.S. Congressional District 38: Linda T. Sanchez California State Assembly District 57: Ian Charles Calderon County Supervisorial District 4: Don Knabe California State Senate District 30: Senate District 30 local links City of Whittier: Includes city departments, elected officials, city counsel agendas, Whittier City Hall, Whittier Chamber of Commerce, business directory, history, etc. Rio Hondo Community College: Information about the local community college and the services it offers. Whittier Chamber of Commerce: Information about the Whittier Chamber of Commerce, business directory, etc. Whittier College: Information on Whittier College including calendar of events, admissions, employment, Law School and the Whittier College Library. Find more local links on delicious.
at Sorensen Library Subscribe to events New Books Club, 6:00 PM, Wed, Aug 20 Preschool Storytime, 10:00 AM, Fri, Aug 22 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills, 11:00 AM, Sat, Aug 23 Knitting Krew, 2:00 PM, Sat, Aug 23 Monday Afternoon Movies, 3:00 PM, Mon, Aug 25 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills, 5:00 PM, Mon, Aug 25 Preschool Storytime, 10:00 AM, Fri, Aug 29 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills, 11:00 AM, Sat, Aug 30 Knitting Krew, 2:00 PM, Sat, Aug 30 Baby Bounce Storytime, 11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 2 Toddler Storytime, 11:00 AM, Wed, Sep 3 Teen Advisory Board, 3:45 PM, Thu, Sep 4 Preschool Storytime, 10:00 AM, Fri, Sep 5 Princeton Review Practice SAT Test, 10:00 AM, Sat, Sep 6 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills, 11:00 AM, Sat, Sep 6 Knitting Krew, 2:00 PM, Sat, Sep 6 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills, 5:00 PM, Mon, Sep 8 Friends of the Sorensen Library Meeting, 7:00 PM, Mon, Sep 8 Baby Bounce Storytime, 11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 9 Toddler Storytime, 11:00 AM, Wed, Sep 10 Covered CA Information Table, 11:00 AM, Thu, Sep 11 Teen Book Club: Wonder by R.J. Palacio, 3:45 PM, Thu, Sep 11 Preschool Storytime, 10:00 AM, Fri, Sep 12 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills, 11:00 AM, Sat, Sep 13 Knitting Krew, 2:00 PM, Sat, Sep 13 Book a Librarian: Basic Computer Skills, 5:00 PM, Mon, Sep 15 Books & Coffee Book Club, 6:30 PM, Mon, Sep 15 Baby Bounce Storytime, 11:00 AM, Tue, Sep 16 Toddler Storytime, 11:00 AM, Wed, Sep 17 Teen Sidewalk Chalk Art, 3:45 PM, Thu, Sep 18 Preschool Storytime, 10:00 AM, Fri, Sep 19
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