Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Community-minded citizens of Simi Valley raised the money for the land, then asked the Ventura County Library system to build this small building. There had been numerous county branches here and there, using a spare room in a church or school, or even in a home, but this was the first purpose-built branch library building.
The Simi Library was located on Third Street. Note Los Angeles Avenue at left in this early photo.
A favorite place of many valley residents, it served the area well until 1962 when a new Library was built on Church Street in Community Center. The present Simi Library was opened at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road in 1980. (Marker Number 40.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
Location. 34° 16.532′ N, 118° 48.108′ W. Marker is in Simi Valley, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Strathearn Place, 0.2 milesTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley CA 93063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Simi Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); El Rancho Simi (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood Ranch Barns (within shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Wilson Reagan (approx. 1.6 miles away); Simi Elementary School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joel McCrea Ranch (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Lang Ranch (approx. 4½ miles away); a different marker also named Lang Ranch (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simi Valley.
Regarding Simi Library. Built in 1930, this is Ventura County Historical Landmark No. 40, designated in 1978.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.