Our Mission

Our mission is to support the library’s programs, special services and cultural events. Priority is given to projects that instill the excitement of discovery and the love of reading in library patrons of all ages.

What we do

The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library have been active vigorous supporters of Library programs and services across our beautiful community for 50 years. We hope you will join us as we continue to fund innovative ways to engage readers, advocate for full funding for our libraries, and support a love of reading and discovery in 21st century Pasadena.


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Current Events

Central Library stands as the cornerstone of the Pasadena Public Library, offering vital support to its nine branch libraries.
Today, as we commemorate the rich history of our libraries spanning 140 years, discover more about the future of the Central Library, the necessary earthquake retrofit, and the significant contributions it is poised to make in the 21st century.

Maps & Music: AAPI Edition

Travel with us as we discover some of the most enchanting locations and the rich tapestry of music of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024, 4 – 5PM
Santa Catalina Branch Library

BUBBLEMANIA

Learn about the science of bubbles including reflection, refraction, surface tension, and many other soap bubbles properties.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024, 11AM – 12PM
Lamanda Park Branch Library

Past Events

EXHIBIT: Christine Han, Artist

Volunteer

Join our dedicated community of volunteers and make a profound impact on literacy, education, and community engagement. Whether you’re shelving books, organizing events, or promoting literacy initiatives, your contribution fuels our mission to support and enhance our local public library.

Together, let’s ignite a love for reading and learning in our community. Become a volunteer today and be the catalyst for positive change with Friends of the Public Library.

Click here to sign up and embark on a rewarding journey of giving back while fostering a love for reading and learning.


Friends of the Pasadena Public Library Associate Groups

The Associate Groups are part of The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library, the nonprofit that supports programs and services of the Library system throughout our city. The Associate Groups listed below support the local Library Branch that serves their neighborhood. Examples of this support include hosting Author Talks, setting up Homework Tutors, helping create Butterfly Habitats, and sponsoring special events such as The Constitution for Kids speaker. For more information, contact the Associate Group at the library branches listed.

Hastings Ranch Library Branch
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

La Pintoresca Library Branch
1355 N. Raymond St.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Linda Vista Library Branch
1281 Bryant St.
Pasadena, CA 91103

San Rafael Library Branch
1240 Nithsdale Rd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

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