CentralLibraryReopening 1May2017

Central Library Grand Reopening -- May 1, 2017


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We're Back!

Re-Opening Monday, May 1, 2017

Join us for the Re-Opening festivities!


9:30 a.m., Entertainment on the Plaza
10:10 a.m., Doors Open
10:30 a.m., Ceremony
11:00 a.m. –10:00 p.m., Tours & Entertainment All Day & Evening

Author Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Library, refreshments and more. Additional entertainment sponsored by Glendale Arts & Culture Commission.

Show your Glendale library card for a FREE RIDE to the Central Library on the Glendale Beeline on May 1.

All Library, Arts & Culture locations EXCEPT Central Library will be closed on Monday, May 1, for the Central Library Reopening.

Service hours at the Central Library through June 2017:

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The reimagined Central Library will be a public facility like no other in the Region. Even before the renovation, Glendale’s Central Library offered state-of-the-art technology for access to information through its extensive collection of books, historical reference documents, e-readers, tablets, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Following the renovation, the public will have access to more high-tech equipment for creativity including 3D scanners and printers, software and equipment for audio recording, precision tools for crafting, high capacity sewing machines, acrylics and paper for color mixing and painting, and software for computer aided design and animation with 10G connectivity. This will enable to public to not only retrieve content, but create new content. People will be able to come to the library to write and record a song, sew a complicated garment, develop a new color scheme, fabricate a product prototype, or bring their 2D artwork to life with animation graphics. 

In addition to these new tools for creativity, another room will be dedicated to cultural remembrance—a mini museum that plans to explore and capture culturally significant events around the world. The all-new auditorium will provide a platform for artistic expression including performance art like dance, music, spoken word, and comedy. Several new conference rooms with wifi enabled computer screens will offer meeting space for group study, entrepreneurial business development, and social meetups. A new reading spa area will be a comfortable place to relax and quietly enjoy books and electronic devices. We anticipate that our Children’s Room will continue to be a popular space for families, and our computer tech lab will continue to provide connectivity and computer training to all who seek it.

Just for fun, take a look at our Mannequin Challenge video and see how our Central Library is changing.


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  • Go online! Our catalog is available. Reserve the materials you would like to borrow and you can choose to pick up your items at any other Glendale or Pasadena Library location.
  • Use our databases, e-books and online media anywhere. Library Card holders have 24/7 access to databases for online research, e-books, and eAudiobooks, music downloads, and much more!

For more information contact Library, Arts & Culture Administration at 818-548-2030, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.