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  • Young Readers Guild Application Now Open!
    by aolmsted on July 8, 2024 at 6:20 pm

      Do you want to know what it’s like to be on a book selection committee? Look no further! Applications are now open for Young Readers Guild! Young Readers Guild is a reading program designed to inspire kids ages 11-14 to read, make new friends, and find ways to connect

  • Week of the Young Child Kick-off Saturday
    by Rachel on June 8, 2024 at 7:50 pm

    At 10am on Saturday, April 6th, The Office of the Young Child, in partnership with the Human Services Commission’s Early Childhood Ad Hoc Committee, hosted a variety of fun-filled activities for kids and their caregivers at Jefferson Branch Library. The spectacular commencement to this year’s ‘Week of the Young Child’

  • ArtNight March 2024
    by Rachel on May 16, 2024 at 10:10 pm

    Art lovers who found themselves in the Pasadena area on the fateful evening of March 8th 2024, otherwise known as ‘ArtNight,’ had one more reason to rejoice this year: Jefferson Public Library participated in its very first ‘Art Night’ celebration, and the revelry included sneaky storybook characters, still-life painting, a

  • Worry Monsters!
    by Rachel on May 11, 2024 at 7:01 pm

    This past Monday, Jefferson Branch Library had the pleasure of hosting the ‘Worry Monster’ craft time for over a dozen kids and teens. This playful act of artistic expression brought smiles to the faces of all the participants including the adult caregivers. Best of all, the ‘Worry Monster’ craft can

  • Baby Storytime: March 2024
    by hkwan on April 30, 2024 at 7:31 pm

    These are the stories and songs we presented during Baby Storytime at Jefferson Branch Library in March 2024.   Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony Mr. Panda has a plate of doughnuts to share, but most of the other animals forget to say “Please.” Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres  Cimarusti, illustrated

  • ArtNight Art Contest Winners: Ages 8-12
    by aolmsted on March 27, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    This year, we asked young artists in our city to create a work of art that was inspired by illustrations found in children’s literature. Winners were announced on March 8, 2024, and their artwork was displayed in the new art gallery at Jefferson Branch Library through the end of the

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