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South Pasadena News and Updates from City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe

In response to the pandemic, the Southern California Library Cooperative, in partnership with the California State Library, presented a funding opportunity to purchase digital resources—such as e-books, e-audiobooks, and databases—which have been in high demand since access to physical library collections has been limited. The South Pasadena Public Library was granted $3,000 in April and another $2,000 this fall.

Circulation of e-books and-e-audiobooks has dramatically increased due to the pandemic, from 1,961 check-outs in January 2020 to a peak 3,971 in May. With this latest round of funding the library purchased e-audiobooks, which are great for commuters and families on long car rides, but they are also vital for student comprehension of assigned reading, language learners, and people with disabilities and visual impairments.

The collection adds new titles of high interest such as Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson as well as classics like Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The collection includes fiction and non-fiction titles for children, teens, and adults. Customers can find this collection on OverDrive or the OverDrive Libby app. Need help? Contact the Library at or by phone at 626-403-7350 during Library Takeout hours (Monday-Thursday 11:00AM-7:00PM, Friday-Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM, Sunday Closed).

Cathy Billings
Library Director


The well being of families is our ultimate goal. Help is available to support parents in creating the nurturing environment they desire for their child. To find help near you, call 2-1-1, text 52-211 or visit


If you choose to gather in celebration or demonstration, the County would like to remind you to do so safely while following LA County Public Health’s guidance for small private gatherings which aligns with the current Health Officer Order. Public Health cautions residents that attending gatherings, even small ones, are extremely risky and can easily result in increased transmission of the virus.  It only takes one to spread to everyone you live with. Avoid gathering with others you don’t live with, to protect everyone you DO live with.


Critical Care Help

Workforce Development Aging and Community Services has been delivering food boxes to qualifying seniors since the Covid-19 pandemic began. As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the California Safer at Home initiative, our aging population has an increased need for timely delivery services. WDACS launched a temporary delivery program called Critical Delivery Services (CDS) to deliver food and other vital items to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. 

For more information on who qualifies and how to schedule a delivery, click here