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One Book/One Glendale...for Younger Readers

OneAndOnlyIvanWebAdult Recreation Center (next to Central Library)
Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Read The One & Only Ivan, the 2016 One Book/One Glendale for Younger Readers title, and meet author Katherine Applegate! Read More>



Christmas Weekend
Saturday - Monday, December 24 - 26, 2016 - Closed

New Year's Weekend
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Closed
Sunday - Monday, January 1 - 2, 2017 - Closed      Read More>

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Service hours at our neighborhood libraries will change on September 12, 2016. Download a map with the new service hours. 
  • The Central Library renovation is coming into its home stretch, completing major construction elements in time for our Spring 2017 Grand Re-opening. We “closed the curtain” at the end of the day on September 1, 2016 so that our construction crews can move into high speed until we are ready for our big reveal. We are exploring options for alternative spaces in the downtown area, however the Central Library building will be closed to the public. Read More>

  • Download our current Adult/Teen events brochures and find out about all the fun you and your family can have at our libraries!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

A new program just for preschool children, ages 0-6, and their families to encourage daily reading time in the home. This program will be ongoing. Read more>  


Tales From the Treehouse: The Children's Book Blog ChildrensCardEdited

The Librarians from the Children's Department share the best of children's books and activities at Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale, California. Readers are invited to leave comments about the reviews or contact us directly at TreeHouse@glendalepubliclibrary.org. Click on a book cover to check on its location and availability.  Read More>


Parent's Shelf

Parenting resources on the Web.  Read More> 

Grade Level Book Lists

These lists include recommended books by grade level.  Click on the desired grade to see a list.  Read More>

Subject Book Lists

These lists include recommended books by subject.  Grade levels for titles are indicated within each subject area.  Read More>