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South Pasadena News and Updates from City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe

The South Pasadena Public Library has curated a list of nonfiction and fiction titles to begin exploring the voices and experiences of black people in the United States from classics to recent publications, focusing on examining racial inequality and injustice from those facing it directly. As a public library, part of our mission is to …

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330 readers signed up for the Library’s Safer at Home Reading Challenge, which ran from April 6 to May 31. They read more than 51,000 minutes and wrote 61 reviews for their fellow readers. The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library generously provided randomly drawn prizes—gift certificates purchased from local businesses—for kids, teens, and …

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The Library is pleased to offer another opportunity for neighbors to contribute to the much needed blood supply, with a blood drive in the Library Community Room on Thursday, June 18, with appointments between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code SOPASLIB. Donors can streamline their donation experience …

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Since the Library closed to the public on March 20th, staff have been tracking use of digital resources. We are happy to report that usage has increased dramatically, with library cardholders taking advantage of tutoring and homework help, film streaming, language learning, ebooks and eaudiobooks and more. The Library’s digital collections can be explored on …

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Los Angeles County has allocated funding to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) to support hygiene services for those experiencing homelessness in member cities. South Pasadena will receive up to $9,443.33 in funds which will be used to install a port-a-potty and hand washing station at the War Memorial Building, a hand washing …

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Become a part of local history! COVID-19 Experiences in South Pasadena is an initiative created to share and preserve our community memory and living experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Pasadena Public Library is seeking help from our community – both longtime residents and new – to document living history for inclusion in the …

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Did you know research shows that students who read at least 20 minutes daily have a clear literacy advantage over kids who read less or don’t read at all? The Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) stops the summer learning slide and strengthens kids’ literacy advantage. Library staff are hard at work planning this year’s program, which will …

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