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  • Friends of the Library

    The mission of the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library is to support the library’s programs, special services and cultural events. Priority is given to projects that instill the excitement of discovery and the love of reading in library patrons of all ages

    Become a Friend of the Pasadena Public Library

    The Friends support and provide funds for: Children's and Teens' Summer Reading Programs, Try It @ Your Library summer activity program for teens, Children's and Teen's Book Weeks which run for an entire month in October and November, free books for Preschool Children's Book Week, Peek-A-Book kiosks and software, Poetry Month, poetry reading event co-sponsored with PEN and the Poetry Society of America, Book Discussion Kits for Branch Libraries, ArtNight, One City, One Story, Friends' quarterly newsletter The Library Insider, Friends' monthly Used Books Sales, Friends' Book Store at Central, Enrichment Centers and software updates in the Branch Libraries and the Jack Smith Friend of Libraries Award.

    Funding is raised through membership fees and donations as well as the book sales on the second Saturday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Central Library. Donations of books may be left at the Circulation Desk or at the loading dock on the north side of Central Library.

    The Library Insider is published quarterly and is mailed to Friends' members. This newsletter features news of Friend's activities and programs, our volunteers, and articles and book reviews of special interest.

    To become a member of the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library, please fill out an online membership form. The Friends will contact you to complete the application.

    Address: 285 E. Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101
    Telephone: (626) 744-4680
    Email: friendsppl@yahoo.com
    Website: http://friendsppl.org/
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