Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Art, Music, & Recreation Department



Collage of Books

Librarians to Publishers: More Latin@ Books, Please!

September 16, 2015

According to the 2013 American Community Survey, over 1.8 million Hispanic or Latino people live in the City of Los Angeles, or 48.6% of the population. We see Hispanic and Latino culture everywhere in our city, in our architecture, our history, our food, our neighborhoods.

Beyond "Boy Books"

August 19, 2015

It happens all the time at my library. A parent walks up to me and says, “My son has to read a book for school. He’s in 7th grade. He doesn’t really like reading. Can you recommend something?”

Four book covers of Los Angeles Public Library’s Best of 2012 list

Best Books of 2012

December 05, 2012

Looking for holiday gift ideas for your bookish friends and relatives? Something good to read in the new year? Or are you just as obsessed with those year-end lists as we are?