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Library, Arts & Culture Service Changes Beginning July 1, 2019

Post Date:06/27/2019 10:27 AM

Media Contact
Chuck Wike, Library, Arts & Culture Community Relations Manager
cwike@glendaleca.gov
(818) 937-7813

Library, Arts & Culture Service Changes Beginning July 1, 2019

Glendale, CA – Beginning July 1, 2019, and in keeping with leading library practices, fines for children’s and teen materials will be eliminated at all Library, Arts & Culture locations. Over the last ten years, libraries across the U.S. have been eliminating fines for children’s and teen materials as it has often functioned as a barrier to children’s and teen literacy. Children, teens, and parents will still be expected to bring their library materials back in a timely manner and will be charged replacement costs for the items that are not returned.

In addition, service hours at four Glendale Library, Arts & Culture locations will change beginning on Saturday, July 1, 2019. For more information, see the Library, Arts & Culture website www.GlendaleLAC.org. The new service hours will be as follows:

Casa Verdugo Library, 1151 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91202 – 818-548-2051
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed 

Library Connection @ Adams Square, 1100 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale CA 91205 – 818-548-3833
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday – Sunday, closed 

Montrose Library, 2465 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020 – 818-548-2048   
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, closed 

Pacific Park Library, 501 South Pacific Avenue, Glendale CA 91204 – 818-548-3760
Monday – Wednesday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, closed 

Neighborhood libraries expanded their service hours in 2015 during the two-year renovation of Downtown Central Library to maintain service to the community.  Since its reopening in 2017, Downtown Central Library has offered service seven days per week for a weekly total of 72 hours.

On July 1, 2019, the four Library, Arts & Culture locations above will collectively reduce their operating hours by 18 hours to rebalance operating hours following the reopening of Downtown Central Library. All Library, Arts & Culture locations will collectively operate a total of 296.5 hours per week, 18.5 hours more than before the renovation of Downtown Central Library.  

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Glendale, known as the “Jewel City,” is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles County. With a population of over 200,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, technology, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and banking.

Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture Department began in 1907 and includes six neighborhood libraries as well as the Brand Library & Art Center, housed in the historic 1904 mansion of Glendale pioneer Leslie C. Brand, and the Downtown Central Library, a 93,000 square foot center for studying, learning, and gathering. For more information call Library, Arts & Culture at (818) 548-2030 or see the website www.GlendaleLAC.org.

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