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, October 13, 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!
For music and art lovers, the Brand Associates Art & Music Sale will take place on Saturday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 West Mountain Street in Glendale. <Read More>
- Download our current Adult/Teen or Family events brochures and find out about all the fun you and your family can have at our libraries!
- Download a list of free Internet computers, laptops and Chromebooks at library locations.
- Download a map with Library, Arts & Culture service hours.
Download / print our Family Events. Drop-in programs for children can be found on the online events calendar.
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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.