La Pintoresca Branch Library, built in 1930, was named for the hotel which had previously occupied its northwest Pasadena site. Its parkland location centers La Pintoresca in the most highly populated service area of any Pasadena Branch. La Pintoresca Branch Library serves also as a community center providing local residents with a welcoming, informal meeting place. This community center aspect of the La Pintoresca Branch is in full swing year-round, providing a neighborhood atmosphere for the enhanced enjoyment of the cultural diversity of this area.
The most notable aspect of the La Pintoresca Branch is the pride and ownership felt towards this resource by the local residents. It is in evidence in almost all encounters between staff and patrons. The area is abounding in talent and enthusiasm for educational and recreational pursuits. Patrons are always willing to contribute to the total welfare of the community by adding their talent to programs and everyday activities.
La Pintoresca Library is in an area rich in educational opportunities including Cleveland Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Washington Middle School, Washington Accelerated School, Omowale School, Audubon and Orange Grove Headstart, Bright Faces Preschool, Scott Preschool Center, and Washington Children's Center. There are numerous home-based child care centers in this area. Class visits and story activities are provided for these groups.
Source: 2000 Census. La Pintoresca's service area is represented by tracts 4609, 80% of 4615, 4616, 4620, and 50% of 4621. This area includes 33,291 people, of whom approximately 32% are age 17 and under.
Public SchoolsCleveland ElementaryJackson ElementarySierra Madre ElementaryWashington Accelerated SchoolWashington Middle School
Private SchoolsOmowale Elementary/Preschool
PreschoolsAudubon HeadstartBright Faces PreschoolHarambeeOrange Grove HeadstartScott Preschool CenterWashington Children's Center
Arroyo Terrace AssociationDearborn Neighborhood AssociationEast Arroyo Residents AssociationEl Sereno North Banner BlockElizabeth Street NeighborsFlorecita Farm Association of NeighborsGarfield Heights Neighborhood AssociationHoward Street Neighborhood WatchLa Pintoresca AssociationMonk's Hill Neighborhood AssociationMontana Central Banner BlockMuir Heights AssociationNavarro Avenue Tremont Howard Association (N.A.T.H.A.)Neighbors Against CrimeNorth Los Robles Corridor NeighborsNorth Madison, Los Robles & Highland AssociationNorth Raymond NeighborsNorthwest Citizen's AssociationOrange Grove Village No. 1 HomeownersPleasant View Neighborhood AssociationRaymond Banner BlockSeco Neighborhood Association