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It's finally here -- Summer Reading has launched at Altadena Library District!


From today through mid-August, patrons of all ages can spend time reading, completing fun activities, and building a better Altadena -- all while earning prizes!

Patrons can sign up at the library in person or online at This year, the Children’s Department has two different tracks for summer readers. Our Early Literacy track activities will focus on the preliteracy and prekindergarten skills that are so important to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, like letter recognition and vocabulary skills, while our Elementary Students can participate in activities that target their reading, research, and library skills. Teens have their own diverse line-up of special programs and prizes!

Parents and caregivers, we also encourage you to sign up for adult summer reading. One of the best ways to raise a reader is to model good reading habits yourself   and the 20 minutes you spend reading with your kids counts towards your reading, too! In fact, there is no wrong way to read. You can read graphic novels or magazine articles, or read a picture book aloud to a younger sibling, or listen to audio books — it all counts as reading!


Now you know the basics -- start your summer reading adventure!

Many of our programs and events have already begun; get plugged in soon so that you do not miss these opportunities for all ages!

 Check out our online calendar of events at the Library.
 Register for Summer Reading online to start tracking reading and earning prizes!
 Explore new titles and recommended reads online to get you started reading.

Download June's Special Edition of Altadena Library's CONNECT* Newsletter.

With the beginning of Summer Reading and our biggest event of the year Growing Up 'Dena, June is a big month for Altadena Library! Stay on the ball and download this month's newsletter.


Growing Up 'Dena is almost here!

On Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am to 8:30pm, the community will gather to celebrate Altadena Library. Have you marked your calendar yet??

Events This Week at Altadena Library

Friday, June 2, 6:00 - 9:00pm - Open Studios Art Tour Reception

Saturday, June 3, 2:00pm Climate Change Program

Monday, June 5, 7:30pm Friends of Altadena Library Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Jervey Tervalon

Wednesday, June 7, 4:00pm Market Stories (at Altadena Farmers Market)

Friday, June 9, 3:30pm Lego Club (in the Children's Room)

Saturday, June 10, 10:00am - 8:30pm Growing Up 'Dena: Grand Reopening, Summer Reading Kick-Off, and 50th Anniversary Celebration

Special edition library cards now available to celebrate the main library's 50th Anniversary!
heart If you have not stopped by in person, get a sneak peek of the renovated library online!