Allendale Branch

Address
1130 South Marengo Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone
(626) 744-7260

Hours
M: Closed F: Closed
Tu: Closed Sa: Closed
W: Closed Su: Closed
Th: Closed Holiday Hours
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Collection Size: 37,000

Building Size (Square Feet): 3,172

Parking Spaces: 12

Year Opened / Expanded: 1951

Branch Overview

Allendale Branch Library is temporarily closed for seismic and roofing repairs.

Until then Allendale patrons’ nearest available libraries are:

  • HILL AVENUE BRANCH
    55 S. Hill Avenue • (626) 744-7264
    Monday - Saturday • 10 am - 6 pm
  • SAN RAFAEL BRANCH
    1240 Nithsdale Road • (626) 744-7270
    Monday - Saturday • 10 am - 6 pm

Book holds for delivery to Allendale may be picked up at Hill Avenue Branch during the closure.

Central Library is closed until further notice due to seismic safety issues.

All Pasadena Public Library meeting spaces are currently unavailable for reservation and use.

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The remodeled Allendale Branch building, created as an isolation hospital in the 1920s, opened for library business in 1951. The adobe ranch-style building features a fireplace, wide windows with one door opening onto a fenced patio and the other to a picnic park area with playground. The small branch lacks a separate meeting room. Allendale Branch Library is a unique and exemplary neighborhood center, combining school, library, park and recreational resources.

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SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

Book Groups

Allendale has a monthly book group for adults. For more information and meeting dates, see the branch calendar on this page, or  book groups at all branches.

Programs

Allendale currently offers a weekly storytime for infants and toddlers. For more information about storytimes and other programs here and throughout the Pasadena Public Library, see the branch calendar on this page, or visit our Library Calendar.

BRANCH COLLECTION

The Allendale Branch is a small branch with over 41,000 items in its collection. The library has a strong current popular fiction collection including bestsellers, science fiction, and romances. Additional strengths of the book collection are current biographies, paperback classics, and a growing young adult collection, including Cliffs notes, financial aid guides, and college guides. In 2014, Allendale debuted a special culinary collection.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Allendale’s location, adjacent to the Blair Middle and High School campuses, make it a popular place for kids of all ages. In addition to its general community audience, Allendale offers many services and events geared especially to kids age 12-17.

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