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Library, Arts & Culture locations will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, 2018. All locations will close at 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 31. Pacific Park Library will be closed. All Library, Arts & Culture locations will remain closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019, for the New Year's holiday.   <Read More>


The Friends of the Glendale Public Library are not accepting donations of used materials due to a backlog of donated books. Please take your used book donations to other local nonprofits such as Goodwill or Salvation Army.

Help the Friends eliminated their backlog! Buy used books and DVDs at the Friends Loading Dock sale on Saturday, December 8, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Back Door Bookstore behind the Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, and outside at the Central Park Paseo next door to the Museum of Neon Art. Buy a tote bag from the Friends and fill it up with books and DVDs for only $10. The faster the Friends sell their collection, the quicker they can start accepting donations!

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    1151 North Brand Boulevard
    Glendale, CA 91202


    Monday - Thursday
    11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Friday - Saturday, 
    1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Casa Exterior 2016A 

     Casa Verdugo (17) Web


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    The original Casa Verdugo Branch opened in 1926 as a "deposit station" on Central Avenue. In 1951 a new library building, along with a neighboring fire station, was erected at in its current location. The cost of the land, architect, construction, furniture, fixtures and landscaping, for the Branch alone, totaled $68,229.26. On April 9, 1951, Mayor George Wickham dedicated the building and Miss Carol Schmida of Hoover High School played an accordion solo at the dedication event.