Gruen_Glendale Library_v01_A05SMImportant Notices

Central Library Grand Re-Opening -- Spring 2017

Central Library is closed until Spring 2017, but until then you can enjoy:

> 7-day/week service hours at four neighborhood libraries

> NO FINES on Glendale materials through November

> More books coming back to Central Library. Find the books using the online catalog, reserve and pick them up at another library during the Central Library renovation.

> Online resources, downloadable music and books, borrow a laptop or iPad, and use free WiFi at all locations.

Download a map with the new service hours.


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One of the most exciting features of the renovated Central Library is the addition of a MakerSpace. The MakerSpace will be designed for expert makers and hobbyist crafters of all ages. We will be offering an array of instructor-led workshops, self-led making, and drop-in services.
Staff have been visiting makerspaces throughout Los Angeles to explore successes upon which we can build our program. Some of the amenities that we are considering are computers, 3D printers, software for design and animation, industrial sewing machines, laser cutting apparatus, leather and textile crafting supplies, specialty crafter tools, jewelry making supplies and equipment, paper painting supplies and equipment, a video production booth with cameras and accessories, and audio mixing and production equipment.
Our only limitation is space so we want to ensure that the design conforms with what is most needed in our community. Help us build our MakerSpace! Share your ideas with Sharon Mann Garrett at





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Want to try an eBook? Borrow an iPad mini from the Library! Bring your library card and photo ID in person to any Library, Arts & Culture location. Borrow an iPad mini and use it for three weeks as an eReader, with the Library’s mobile app and other library mobile services. Read More>


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