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  • Lamanda Park Branch Location and Hours

    Lamanda Park Branch

    140 South Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626) 744-7266 | Map | Public Transportation

    Branch Hours

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    10 - 6

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    10 - 6


  • Lamanda Park Branch Library

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    Branch Brief

    Mid-century architecture aficionados will tingle with delight when they visit the current Lamanda Park Branch Library on 140 S. Altadena Drive. 

    The first Lamanda Park Branch opened in 1922, in a small room in Emerson School. The second was at the present site, but was a relocated section of the old library from Raymond & Walnut. The current building, designed by Pulliam, Zimmerman and Matthews, Architects and Planners, was completed on October 14, 1967 and is 6,200 square feet. Branch staff can accommodate English, Spanish, and American Sign Language speaking patrons.

    The Lamanda Park Branch Library neighborhood profile provides more detail about where the branch is located.

    Free wi-fi  is available at all Pasadena Public Library locations.

    Services and Programs

    Book Groups 

    See book groups at all branches.

    Children's Programs 

    All children’s storytimes are suitable to age group and could include stories, songs, fingerplays, plus fun for everyone.

    • Preschool Storytime: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for 3-5year olds.
    • Infant/Toddle Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for up to 36 months.
    • Family Storytime: Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

    Please check the branch calendar or call to confirm, as sites may take seasonal breaks.

    • Sensory Storytime: a free, fun, interactive and educational program designed for preschool age children with autism and sensory challenges: Schedule varies so please check with the Branch to confirm times.
    • Sensory Storytime Themed Kits are also available for check-out by the public. Each Kit comes in a cloth bag and contains 4 books centered on the theme, an activity CD + a sensory toy.

    Adult Programs 

    • Rave Reviews: 4th Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. 
    • Great Literature Discussion Group: Mondays at 11:00 a.m. 
    • Lip Reading & Memory Enhancement: Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

    For special events and holiday programs, call (626) 744-7266. Or, for more information about programs here and throughout the Pasadena Public Library, you can visit our Library Calendar.

    Lamanda Park Collection

    Lamanda Park Branch Library Collection

    The Branch prides itself on its juvenile collection--strongest in the areas of picture books and folktales. The adult collection includes mysteries and a good basic collection of popular fiction. There are special sections for reference materials, Braille books for children, large type books, career books, accessibility and inclusion books, and books on CD. The branch also has a small Spanish collection for children and adults. The AWE Early Literacy Station and Peek-A-Book station are both available for use in the Branch.

    The Braille Institute Library Services has authorized the Lamanda Park Branch as a site to assist registered members of the Braille Library with check out of Braille tape recording machines and books on tape as well as the digital talking book players and the digital books.

    The Branch recently added adult and juvenile DVDs for the enjoyment of its library patrons.

    Meeting Room

    The meeting room with tables and chairs will accommodate up to 34 people. Use of this room is free to groups who do not charge an admission fee or restrict admission on the basis of membership.

    Special Features

    Lamanda Park Branch has two long standing special programs for adults: 

    • The Great Literature Discussion Group is a book discussion group that reviews different literary selections. 
    • The Art of Lip Reading is taught by a volunteer licensed speech language pathologist and lip reading specialist.

    School Services 

    Lamanda Park Branch offers teacher class cards to teachers who live or work in Pasadena. Hamilton Elementary and Willard Elementary Schools are the nearest Pasadena Unified Schools to the Branch.

    Branch Characteristics

    Opened/Expanded 1922/1967
    Building Size (Sq. Ft.) 6,225
    Meeting Room Seats 34
    Parking Spaces 10
    Collection 51,846
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