LA County Library’s Annual Free Lunch at the Library Program Returns

LA County Library’s Annual Free Lunch at the Library Program Returns

Nutritious Meals for Kids & Teens at 20 Libraries This Summer, Starting June 17

Los Angeles County, CA – LA County Library’s annual Lunch at the Libraryprogram returns, providing free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during the summer months. Since 2015, LA County Library has helped keep children nourished while away from school, ensuring they return in the fall energized and ready to learn. There are no restrictions on family income. Free meals are for kids and teens only and must be eaten at the Library.

“This marks the tenth consecutive year we have offered free meals through our Lunch at the Library program,” said LA County Library Director, Skye Patrick. “We know families depend on us to provide nutritious food for their children when they are away from school, and we are excited to once again provide this essential service to our neighbors.”

Program Schedule:

From June 17 – August 9, twenty libraries will be offering lunch on a first come, first served basis from 12 – 1 pm, either Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Friday, depending on the location:

Monday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm*

East Los Angeles Library

Lake Los Angeles Library

Quartz Hill Library

Rowland Heights Library

South Whittier Library

Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm*

Carson Library

Clifton M. Brakensiek Library

Compton Library

El Monte Library

Gardena Mayme Dear Library

Huntington Park Library

La Puente Library**

Lancaster Library

Lawndale Library

Leland R. Weaver Library

Montebello Library

Norwalk Library***

San Fernando Library

San Gabriel Library

Temple City Library

Schedule exceptions:

* Lunch will not be available on Wednesday, June 19 or Thursday, July 4 as all LA County Library Locations are closed for Juneteenth and Independence Day holidays.

** La Puente Library’s Lunch at the Library service will end on Friday, August 2.

*** Norwalk Library will not offer lunch on Tuesday, July 2 due to a city event.

Lunch at the Library is a partnership with LA County Department of Parks & Recreation. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California.

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About LA County Library
LA County Library belongs to our communities and serves as a portal to learn, grow, and succeed. Founded in 1912, it is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US, and was awarded the nation’s highest honor—the National Medal for Museum and Library Service—in 2023. Dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing equitable access for all through culturally responsive and dynamic collections, programs, and services, LA County Library serves 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 86 libraries and 15-vehicle mobile fleet, including Bookmobiles, MākMō maker mobiles, Reading Machines, and outreach vehicles. To learn more, visit and follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, TikTokX, and YouTube.


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