South Pasadena Public Library Publishes Digital Exhibit | “COVID-19 Living History Project”

New showcase presented online

PHOTO: Marshal L./ South Pasadena Public Library | News | The new online series documents an unprecedented year in South Pasadena


The “COVID-19 Living History Project: Stories from Our Community”  is a new Local History digital exhibit curated by the South Pasadena Public Library.

The online exhibit showcases collective memory and living experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic from local community members. The online exhibit preserves and features a collection of stories and photographs that are shared by community members, detailing their everyday experiences and observations during the time of the pandemic.

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Personal stories highlighted in the exhibit include community experiences with school closures, distant learning, stay-at-home activities, remote work, employment, social gatherings, community building, and much more.

Check out the digital exhibit to learn more about these stories from some of your local community members! Previous digital exhibits include “South Pasadena Public Library: Twelve Decades and Counting”, “Ray Bradbury: Celebrating 100 Years!”, “City of Trees”, and “Summers in SoPas: Highlights of Summers Past”.

Questions regarding the “COVID-19 Living History Project” digital exhibit may be directed to Olivia Radbill, Local History Librarian, at

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 or call (626) 403-7350.