Book donation drive in Los Angeles

On January 8, at the initiative of the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles, the Armenian American community held a book donation drive aimed at enriching the collection of the city’s central library and the Armenian sections of the library’s 72 branches. The Consulate’s Community Committee held the first event during which members of the community and representatives of different institutions donated 18 boxes of books.

In his speech at the event, Consul Armella Shakaryan stated that the main goal of this initiative is to enrich the city’s central library with books devoted to Armenia and Armenians and expressed confidence that this initiative will promote the partnership between Armenia and California and raise the level of mutual understanding to a new level.

Director of the Los Angeles Central Library John Zabo welcomed the initiative, stating that it is impossible to picture the Library’s system of international public libraries (with the LACL and its 72 branches) without the books, films and other materials of the Armenian section presenting the Armenian community, which plays a significant role in Los Angeles. Member of the Community Committee Christine Jerian informed that the program for enriching the system of public libraries of Los Angeles with Armenian literature will continue throughout the year.

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