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

Orhans Inheritance cover

Orhan's Inheritance

by Aline Ohanesian

Pancakes in Paris

Pancakes in Paris

by Craig Carlson

solito book cover


by Javier Zamora

Library Locations

Whittier Central Library

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

Mon-Wed 10am - 8pm
Thu-Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun - Closed

Curbside pickup
Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm

Veterans Resource Center
Mon-Fri 10am - 2pm
Please call 562-567-9900 for questions

Passport Processing

Whittwood Branch Library

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

Mon-Wed 10am - 8pm
Thur - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun - Closed

Curbside pickup
Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm

Passport Processing
By appointment only: www.whittierlibrary.org/services/passport-services
Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat 10am - 2pm