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HOLIDAY CLOSURES

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>


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALES

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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1535 Fifth Street
Glendale, CA 91201

818-548-2049
FAX 818-549-0678

Monday - Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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HISTORY
Grandview, or Northbranch as it was called, opened in 1923 temporarily in the Grandview School (now Jefferson). In 1926, a Carnegie Library was built at 1145 Ruberta with just under 2,000 feet on the main floor and a basement of approximately equal size which included a storyhour room. Cost of the building was $11,000. After 32 years of service the building became unsuitable for the needs of the community because of its small size and security problems. The present 5,267 square foot building, designed by Graham Latta, A.I.A. and built by Frank Reitinger Construction, was completed in October, 1963. The building opened to the public on January 13, 1964.