New Digital Exhibit | “South Pasadena Public Library: Twelve Decades and Counting”

In a new digital exhibit, curated and published by the South Pasadena Public Library, site visitors will learn about the history of our local public library system

PHOTO: Provided by South Pasadena Public Library | Image from the original Carnegie Library building, dated 1917

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The South Pasadena Public Library has been a community staple for over a century. In fact, a public library system was established in South Pasadena just one year after the City’s incorporation in 1888. In a new digital exhibit, curated and published by the South Pasadena Public Library, site visitors will learn about the history of our local public library system.

The Library is working extensively to maintain a virtual presence in the lives of our patrons and residents as the Library building remains closed to the public. One element of our effort to maintain a virtual presence has been to create a series of online exhibits based around local history. The third of this online exhibit series, titled South Pasadena Public Library: Twelve Decades and Counting, is available to anyone with an internet connection. Questions regarding the “South Pasadena Public Library” digital exhibit may be directed to Olivia Shea, Local History Librarian, at localhistory@southpasadenaca.gov.

The library building is currently closed to the public for the health and safety of our community. As of June 15th we are offering Library Takeout, a no-contact check-out and pick-up service.

Although the South Pasadena Public Library building is currently closed to the public for the health and safety of our community, patrons may obtain materials via the Library Takeout and the Materials Matchmaker services. For more information visit www.southpasadenaca.gov/librarytakeout or call (626) 403-7350.