Jefferson Branch Children and Teen Services

Exterior photo of Jefferson building
1500 E Villa St
Pasadena CA 91106
(626) 744-8046
Children's Room
(626) 744-4765
Teen Room

M: Closed F: Closed
Tu: Open
Sa: Open
W: Closed Su: Closed
Th: Open
Holiday Hours

Collection Size: 4,751

Building Size (Square Feet): 9,400

Year Opened / Expanded: 2022

Branch Overview

When Central Library closed unexpectedly in 2021 pending seismic retrofit, the City looked to other locations where we can provide services. In looking at available options, Pasadena Public Library decided to open a temporary branch library focused on children's and teen services. The school campus is also home to Pasadena's Fire Training Academy and the Police PALS program.

Serving as the library system’s hub for youth services, Jefferson Branch Library includes a Kids Library and a Teens Library. The Kids Library includes a preschool play space, special collections to support early learning, and it also houses Pasadena's Office of the Young Child. Jefferson Branch Library is one of the Growing Together Pasadena hub sites. The Teens Library features a large STEAM kit collection, video games, puzzles, and board games, a mental health information center, as well as the largest YA book collection in the library system.

Photo Gallery

Services and Programs

  • Storytimes
  • Youth Programs
  • Teen Volunteers
  • Homework Help
  • Educator services
  • Homeschool services
  • Video game console and TV usage are available in the Teen Room Monday-Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. (Ages 10+, rated-E games, rated-PG movies/TV and staffing restrictions may apply)

Branch Collection

  • Board Games
  • Book Club Kits
  • Chromebooks and hotspots
  • Early Equity Kits
  • Educator collection
  • Homeschool and Workbook Collection
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Juvenile Spanish materials
  • Mental Health Kits
  • Sensory Storytime Kits
  • STEAM Kits
  • Video Games

Meeting Rooms

The meeting room at Jefferson Branch Library is for staff use only.

Special Features

Jefferson Branch Library is the only Pasadena site that is fully dedicated to youth services. It also houses the Office of the Young Child and a Growing Together Pasadena site.

Branch Events