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Kids & Teens Get Free Lunch at Some L.A. County Libraries This Summer

June 12, 2020 by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Compton Library. Photo: Facebook

L.A. County Library is offering free lunches for kids and teens this summer through its Lunch at the Library program. It kicks off on June 16, running every Tuesday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. until August 7. 

This year, you can get the grab-and-go lunches via no-contact pickup from 24 different libraries throughout the county. Anyone 18 or under is eligible. Lunches are first-come, first-served. Note that lunch won’t be available on July 3. 

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“This will be the sixth consecutive year that L.A. County Library has offered free lunches through this program,” LA County Library Director Skye Patrick said via a statement. “In our ever-changing world, we have to find unique ways to provide for our communities, and I am excited to continue this partnership with the Parks Department to provide these essential services.”

The following libraries are participating: 

  • A C Bilbrew
  • Angel M. Iacoboni
  • Baldwin Park
  • Carson
  • Compton
  • El Camino Real 
  • El Monte
  • Hawthorne 
  • Huntington Park
  • La Puente
  • Lake Los Angeles
  • Lancaster
  • Lawndale
  • Leland R. Weaver
  • Lennox
  • Los Nietos 
  • Lynwood
  • Paramount
  • Quartz Hill
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Fernando 
  • South Whittier 
  • West Covina

Note some L.A. County libraries have also reopened for contactless pickups of books and other materials. Read more about that here.

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