Stay Connected, Explore Pasadena Library Virtually

PASADENA, Calif.—While we are being "safer at home," many of us are looking for things to do. Here are some resources to stay connected that you can easily access on Pasadena Public Library’s website.

These may require a Pasadena Public Library card, and a PIN number on the library account. This is usually the last four digits of the phone number. Don’t have a library card? Go to https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/library-cards/ to get yours. Once you have your library card, you can explore online resources and offerings available at the Library.

Although print materials cannot be checked out right now, audiobooks, eBooks, music, movies and TV shows, digital comics, graphic novels, and digital magazines are all available to download free.

Out of school but still have lots of schoolwork to do? Check out this comprehensive list of electronic research and enrichment resources for homework or school research projects. Need more resources? Visit the Kids and Teens Blogs at http://pasadena-library.net/.

Trying to keep your little ones entertained and engaged? Check out the Fingerplay Collection featuring Library staffers’ performing fingerplays, movements, songs and rhymes to share with your child.

Searching for a job? We are your source with current job openings, resume and interview tips, career assessments, company research, labor market information, and unemployment help. Visit http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/Career to learn more.

Thinking of starting a business? Learn how to create a business plan, research company and industry information, import and export information, copyrights, patents and trademarks, and statistical data at http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/Business.

Looking for funding sources for your nonprofit? We have a directory full of them, along with nonprofit operation and assistance information and jobs.

Haven't filed your taxes yet? Don't worry! Both the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) have postponed the tax filing deadline from to JULY 15. The extension is automatic. No action needed. For a list of online tax resources visit, http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/Taxes/.

Looking for some activities to keep you active and entertained? Want to explore your family’s history? Discover where you come from, wherever you are. Visit http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/Genealogy or https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/.

Want to learn more about your local history? Visit https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/pasadena-history/. Search our community’s past by viewing current and historical newspaper citations about Pasadena from 1880 to today at https://egov1.cityofpasadena.net/apps/pni/ and http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/content.php?pid=167948&sid=1414693. These are great resources for local history buffs or those exploring genealogical research. You can also access the greatest collection of digitized items in Pasadena at http://pasadenadigitalhistory.com/.

Car need fixing? Visit Auto Repair Source for service and repair information.

Lawn mower need repairing? Check Pasadena Public Library's Small Engine Repair Reference Center’s user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Need legal help? Visit Pasadena Public Library's general legal resources on local law, California law, federal law, case law, legal forms, databases, legal help and crime statistics.

There's still is time to complete your 2020 census questionnaire and help shape the future of our community. Your responses to the 2020 census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics; they cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way. Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/census/ for more information.

In addition to online resources, Pasadena Public Library is offering a springtime online reading and activities program, Spring Read: Exploring Together, Apart, for all ages from March 23 to May 29 to help you stay connected, have some "virtual" fun, and keep up with your reading. Read and log the days you read, complete activities, and earn badges! Visit https://pasadena.beanstack.com/ to learn more.

Although print materials are unavailable due to COVID- 19 concerns, Pasadena Public Library is still available virtually and staff are providing reference service via phone and email. Contact Library staff by phone at (626) 744-4066, option 7, or email ask@cityofpasadena.email.libanswers.com.

About Pasadena Public Library
Founded in 1884, Pasadena Public Library is your source for information 24/7 providing free access to materials for children, tweens, teens and adults. We offer parental resources, research assistance, online resources, free Wi-Fi and Internet access, eBooks and digital media, DVDs, CDs, and more! We host adult literacy programs, computer training classes, career assistance and health screenings for adults. For children we provide infant and toddler storytimes, children’s programming, as well as activities for tweens, teens and families. There is literally something for everyone! To learn more, visit www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.