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James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library
 Mayor James S. Thalman

Chino Hills Branch Named In Honor of Mayor Who Had A Love for Reading

The Chino Hills Branch Library is named after Mayor James S. Thalman who helped Chino Hills become a City in 1991, was elected to the first City Council, and served continuously until he died on August 27, 2003.  He led an active civic life for 35 years and volunteered with many local community groups. 

Leslie Tepe, Branch Manager

James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library
14020 City Center Drive
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Ph: (909) 590-5380
Fax: (909) 591-5267

Link to Calendar of Events & Programs
(then click on Chino Hills and then click on the tab Today, Next 7 Days, Next 30 Days to see the listing of Chino Hills Events & Programs)

10:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday

Mayor Thalman was a voracious reader, and he often encouraged his own children to find the answers they sought by taking a trip to the library. He supported his belief in education and the sharing of knowledge through numerous book donations. Mayor James S. Thalman continues to smile from above upon those who enrich their lives with reading.”

He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Chino Hills, the Chino Hills Friends of the Library, and the Chino Hills Historical Society.  He loved working with youth, and was committed to providing a better community for all.