Allendale Library

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

Hours
M: Curbside
10:00-6:00
F: Curbside
10:00-6:00
Tu: Curbside
10:00-6:00
Sa: Curbside
10:00-6:00
W: Curbside
10:00-6:00
Su: Closed
Th: Curbside
10:00-6:00
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

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

Curbside Pickup service remains available at Allendale and at other locations. Find out more about the service.

Hastings, La Pintoresca, Lamanda Park, Linda Vista, San Rafael and Santa Catalina Branch Libraries are open for express limited in-person service. Allendale and Hill Avenue Branch Libraries are providing  curbside pickup of Library materials Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. Villa Parke Community Center Branch Library currently remains closed. 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.

Pasadena’s Central Library was designed by the firm of Myron Hunt and H.C. Chambers, the architects of the Huntington Library and Occidental College. The Pasadena Central Library is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been the location for several major motion pictures. The facility is visited by an average of more than 55,000 people each month.

 

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SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

Book Groups

See book groups at all branches.

Children’s Programs

Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

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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