PASADENA, CA — Recognizing the importance of libraries, the American Library Association began National Library Week in 1958 and continues to celebrate it annually.

Although libraries are known for their wealth of stories, from picture books and popular fiction to audiobooks and eBooks, there is so much more to the story of libraries. If you haven’t visited a library in a while, National Library Week, April 23-29, is the week to do so and explore all that libraries have to offer.

Libraries are welcoming spaces that bring communities together for connection, education, and companionship through book clubs, storytimes, crafting classes, author talks, and more. As a trusted resource, libraries play a key role in strengthening communities by supplying internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. Libraries help the community thrive.

Pasadena Public Library has ten branches located throughout the city and offers a wide array of programs, classes, and resources to its residents, including:

  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Coursera
  • Sewing classes
  • Music lessons
  • Artists showcases
  • Blood pressure kits
  • Personalized research aids
  • Parks passes
  • Citizenship kits
  • Chromebooks and hotspots
  • Tutoring
  • Teen volunteer opportunities
  • And much more.

If you have not checked us out lately, you are missing the full story. Stop by and pick up a National Library Week bookmark to celebrate with us. Follow @PasadenaPublicLibrary and the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek to join the online celebration.

For more information, visit the library’s website at www.PasadenaPublicLibrary.net.