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Pasadena Public Library - Central Branch050in Pasadena, CA 91101
about Pasadena Public Library - Central Branch:
The sunny central patio is anchored by a water fountain and tropical plants; to its east is a coffee stand and library store. Throughout the main circulation-desk hall, sizable antique chandeliers hang along exposed wooden beams.
The outstanding children's library is as large as some branch libraries. It has a thorough picture book section, numerous youth periodicals, children's DVDs and VHS tapes in circulation, and an impressive non-fiction collection.
The children's library is divided into two rooms, creating several quiet study areas. A charming story room - complete with plush theatrical curtains and tiered, carpeted steps - is loved by all children who have settled down for a story from Ms. Angela or Ms. Beverly.
The infant and toddler storytimes are hugely popular for the energy of the staff storytellers and the songs, dances, and short films that take place each week. Unlike at other libraries, Pasadena storytimes require advanced registration, and parents line up early on registration days. Four sessions are typically held each year, and Pasadena residents are given priority. Check the website for more details.
The Central Branch is also home to the Technology Learning Center, which provides ten public-access computers. The multimedia workstations provide access to encyclopedias and other educational software.