Come celebrate with the Pasadena Public Library as they mark 140 years of dedicated service to the community.
By News Desk
Since first opening their doors in 1884, the Pasadena Public Library has provided the community with welcoming spaces to gather, connect, learn, and read. After 14 decades, they remain committed to fostering a sense of belonging for all.
To celebrate their 140th anniversary, the Pasadena Public Library is reflecting on our memorable service moments. Celebrate with us by contributing your story to the library memories bulletin board. Share your favorite memory of Pasadena Public Library on a stylized library checkout card and post it on the branch bulletin board display.
Pasadena Public Library 140th Anniversary Celebration Feb. 1 - 29, 2024 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Location Allendale Branch 1130 S Marengo Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106
The celebration doesn’t end there!
Pick up a 2024 calendar (while supplies last) and join us each month as a different branch hosts a unique celebration, collect limited-edition 140th anniversary merchandise, submit your story of why you love the library to be featured in our publications, and join our reading challenge!
Share Your Story!
Our story is your story! Submit your PPL story to join the narrative that has shaped our service. Submitted stories may be shared on the library’s social media pages.
14 Books, 14 Decades Reading Challenge
Celebrate 14 decades, with a 14-book reading challenge. Take the challenge and read stories that highlight future thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers of the past, present, and future.
- Read a book by a Pasadena author
- Read a book featuring a library
- Read the 2024 One City, One Story book
- Read an author’s debut work
- Read the first book in a series
- Read a historical fiction book
- Read a book set in the near future
- Read a friend’s book recommendation
- Read a book set in the present day
- Read a memoir or biography
- Read a book about an innovator
- Read a library staff recommendation
- Read a book about a trailblazer
- Read an international award winning book
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