The library is celebrating its 150th anniversary with 150 days of activities and events, from December 7, 2022 - May 6, 2023.
Celebrate With Us
150th Anniversary Challenge
Register to join this fun activity-based challenge to earn badges and be entered into a drawing to win a gift card from The Library Store.
Explore the path from the library’s humble beginnings in 1872 to present day Central Library and 72 neighborhood libraries.
Share your library memories using this web-based storytelling platform to help collect and preserve the stories that connect us.
Freegal Birthday Party Playlist
Music for a 150th Birthday Party: A Century and a Half of Songs from the Los Angeles Public Library
Virtual Escape Room
Adventure through library history to see if you can solve a series of virtual puzzles and return to the present day. Time travelers wanted!
Check out these great titles to expand your knowledge of L.A. and our library
150th Anniversary Commemorative Poster
In collaboration with Gallery 1988, limited edition posters celebrating the library's 150th anniversary were created by graphic designers DKNG.
- Go to your local branch to explore the poster in person.
- Read a book featured in this limited edition poster as part of the 150th Anniversary Challenge.
- A small number of copies will be available to purchase from The Library Store.
See if you can read all 150 titles as part of the 150th Anniversary Challenge!
Check the book list below for all 150 titles featured in the limited edition poster. Easily place a hold on a title of your choice with your library card, and get started on this unique reading adventure.