Branch Library Services

Crenshaw Display Black History
Crenshaw Display Firelight Books

Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library in February.  A celebration of Black History Month and the Flashlight Art Installation.

Branch Library Services provides library services and resources that reflect the needs and interests of the branch community.  
The Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library provides Reference, Readers' Advisory, Programming for adults and children, and celebrates our neighboring communities, organizations, friends, and patrons.

Current Calendar of Events

Location and Hours:

Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library
11141 Crenshaw Blvd.
Inglewood, CA  90303

Phone: 310-412-5403
Library Hours
NEW HOURS - begin January 2, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


On-Going Programs

Our programming has something for every age group. Discover our book clubs for adults, teens and children. Let your creativity flow during a craft or art activity. Bring your little ones for storytime fun. Our dedication to interactive learning is fit to peak your interest.

Adult Programs
Book-ClubAdult Book Club
Thursdays 4:00 p.m.
Adult-CraftsAdult Coloring or Crafts

Tuesdays, January 2 and 16,   4:00 p.m.  Coloring
Tuesdays, January 9 and 23,   4:00 p.m   Crafts

Computer-EssentialsDigital Drop-In
Bring your electronic device and learn the basics and specifics with help from a staff member.
Thursdays 3:00 p.m.

Teen Programs

Makerspace for Teens

3rd Thursday of the Month
3:00 p.m.
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through projects and activities.
Saturdays 2:00 p.m

Programs for Children

E.L.F. Storytimes  -  Early Literacy for Families      April 1 - May 31


Baby Storytime
Ages 0 - 18 months

Mondays 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Ages 18 months - 3 years

Mondays 11:30 a.m.

Bilingual Storytime
Ages 3 - 5 years

Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Ages 3 - 5 years

Thursdays 11:00 a.m.

Weekly Programs for Children


Brick Building and
Board Games

Tuesdays 3:00 p.m.
STEAM for Kids
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through fun projects and activities.
Saturdays 2:00 p.m.
STEAM ProgramsSTEAM and Stories
Listen to stories and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through fun projects and activities.
Mondays 3:00 p.m.


Permanent Art Installations

We invite you to explore our unique space with interactive art installations and programming.  These three art installations embrace our diverse community while inspiring wonder and contemplation.

Crenshaw Art - Infinite LibraryThe Infinite Library
by Susan Simpson

A public artwork commissioned by the City of Inglewood, "The Infinite Library," created by Susan Simpson, is a sculptural cabinet holding three dioramas and three peepholes giving patrons a glimpse of libraries from around the world. The Infinite Library was installed in April  of 2017 and is on permanent display at The Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library.
Crenshaw Art - Iconic AbstractionsIconic Abstractions
by Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen’s creation of "Iconic Abstraction," covers the Library’s exterior with 11 iconic Inglewood architectural silhouettes made of brushed stainless steel to fit inside the scallops at the top of the building.  For more information about the artist:
Our most recent temporary exhibit, "Flashlight," tells the story of Black American Children’s Literature, encouraging children to read and write by showcasing true to life characters in an interactive display.  With traditional art forms, video installations, and live exhibits, FLASHLIGHT shines light on the past, celebrates the present, and makes way for the future.