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    Lamanda Park Branch

    140 South Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626) 744-7266 | Map | Public Transportation

    Branch Hours

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    10 - 6

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    10 - 6


  • Lamanda Park Branch Library

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    Branch Brief

    The first Lamanda Park Branch opened in 1922, in a small room in Emerson School. The second was at the present site, but was a relocated section of the old library from Raymond & Walnut. The current building, designed by Pulliam, Zimmerman and Matthews, Architects and Planners, was completed on October 14, 1967 and is 6,200 square feet. Branch staff can accommodate English, Spanish and American Sign Language speaking patrons.

    The Lamanda Park Branch Library neighborhood profile provides more detail about where the branch is located.

    Services and Programs

    Book Groups 

    See book groups at all branches.

    Children's Programs 

    All children’s storytimes are suitable to age group and could include stories, songs, fingerplays, plus fun for everyone.
    Preschool Storytime: Tuesday at 10:30am for 3-5year olds.
    Infant/Toddle Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30am for up to 36 months.
    Family Storytime: Thursdays at 3:30pm.

    Adult Programs 

    Rave Reviews: 4th Monday at 2:00 p.m.
    Great Literature Discussion Group: Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
    Lip Reading & Memory Enhancement: Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. (September through May)

    For special events and holiday programs, call (626) 744-7266. Or, for more information about programs here and throughout the Pasadena Public Library, you can visit our Library Calendar.

    Lamanda Park Collection

    Lamanda Park Branch Library Collection

    The branch has approximately ----- items. The juvenile collection is strongest in the areas of picture books and folktales. The adult collection includes mysteries and a good basic collection of popular fiction. There are special sections for reference materials, Braille books for children and adults, large type books, career books, accessibility and inclusion books, American Sign Language Video Books, and books on CD. The branch also has a small Spanish collection for children and adults. The Sara Reading Appliance and Peek-A-Book station is available for use in the Branch.

    The Braille Institute Library Services has authorized the Lamanda Park Branch as a site to assist registered members of the Braille Library with check out of Braille tape recording machines and books on tape as well as the digital talking book players and the digital books.

    Meeting Room

    The meeting room with tables and chairs will accommodate up to 34 people. This room is free to groups who do not charge an admission fee or restrict admission on the basis of membership.

    Special Features

    Lamanda Park Branch has two long standing special programs for adults. The Great Literature Discussion Group is a book discussion group that reviews different literary selections. The art of lip reading is taught by a memory enhancement instructor from Pasadena City College on Wednesdays, fall through spring.

    Lamanda Park Branch Library is pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to patrons with appropriately equipped wireless devices. A valid Pasadena Library Card and PIN are required to access the library's wireless Internet services.

    School Services

    Lamanda Park Branch offers teacher class cards to teachers who live or work in Pasadena. Hamilton Elementary and Willard Elementary Schools are the nearest Pasadena Unified Schools to the Branch.

    Branch Characteristics

    Opened/Expanded 1922/1967
    Building Size (Sq. Ft.) 6,225
    Meeting Room Seats 34
    Parking Spaces 10
    Collection 51,846
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