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Home to the system's Armenian language collection, today's Santa Catalina Branch building was completed in December, 1930. The branch's staff can accomodate both English and Armenian speaking patrons.
The Santa Catalina Branch Library neighborhood profile provides more details about where the branch is located.
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Services and Programs
See book groups at all branches.
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Please check the branch calendar or call to comfirm, as sites may take seasonal breaks.
For special events and holiday programs, call (626) 744-7272. Or, for more information about programs here and throughout the Pasadena Public Library, you can visit our Library Calendar.
The overall collection has approximately 49,000 items. In addition to reference materials, books on tape and large type books, Santa Catalina also has smaller special collections including: Literacy, Careers, Young Adult and Paperback Classics. The children's collection is strongest in the areas of folktales, curriculum-related nonfiction, and Spanish language materials. For adults, the branch has a good basic collection of mysteries, self-help books and popular fiction.
The meeting room with tables and chairs will accommodate up to 32 people. This room is free to groups who do not charge an admission fee or restrict admission on the basis of membership.
Santa Catalina's collection reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods. The branch has special collections for children and adults in Armenian and Spanish. The periodicals collection includes Armenian newspapers, as well as several African-American and Spanish language magazines.
Santa Catalina Branch is proud of its Preservation Corner. This collection of books and materials highlights the architectural Bungalow style evident in neighboring houses. Preservation Corner is sponsored by the Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association, Historic Highlands Neighborhood Association and the Pasadena Public Library.
In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, Santa Catalina offered 498 programs for children with attendance of 13,564. Of these, 223 were class visits with total attendance of 4,765. Santa Catalina also has public computer workstations.