Whittier Reads is an annual citywide literary event that encourages members of the Whittier community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it in book groups and participate in special programs which are offered at our Libraries.

Whittier Public Library Foundation has been the sponsor for this community wide program from its inception since 2004 and has provided funding for the implementation of this program.

The Whittier Public Library in partnership with the Foundation will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of April for the community.

Friendly Persuasion Cover

The Friendly Persuasion

by Jessamyn West

Funny in Farsi cover

Funny in Farsi

by Firoozeh Dumas

Manzanar cover

Farewell to Manzanar

by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

My California cover

My California

Journeys by Great Writers


The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Gonzalez cover

Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co.

by María Amparo Escandón

LA Noir cover

L.A. Noir

by John Buntin

My Life in France cover

My Life in France

by Julia Child

Charle Chan cover

Charlie Chan

by Yunte Huang

Gloryland cover


by Shelton Johnson

Tuesday cover

Until Tuesday

by Luis Carlos Montalván

Mary Coin cover

Mary Coin

by Marisa Silver

gold mountain

On Gold Mountain

by Lisa See

tangled vines cover

Tangled Vines

by Frances Dinkelspiel

Library Locations

Whittier Central Library

-Temporarily closed for renovation-

7344 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 567-9900

Mon-Wed 10am - 9pm
Thu-Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun Closed

Whittier Depot

7333 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 567-9900

Curbside Pickup
Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm
Phone Calls
Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Whittwood Branch Library

10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
Whittier, CA 90603
(562) 567-9950

Open to the public with limited services:

Mon-Wed 10am - 8pm
Thur-Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Curbside pickup
Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm

Veterans Resource Center
Wed 10am - Noon

Passport Processing
By appointment only: www.whittierlibrary.org/services/passport-services