Library Children's Room Remodel

Work will begin Monday, April 2 on renovations to the Sierra Madre Public Library Children’s Room. During the 6-week “makeover,” the Children’s Room will be closed. Children’s services will move temporarily into the adjacent Library Reference Room, with a limited collection of picture, fiction and non-fiction books available for checkout. One homework and two early literacy computers will be available for use. Preschool Story Times will continue as scheduled, but school class visits will be suspended during construction. The remodel is scheduled to be completed in time for the Summer Reading Program.

One Book One City 2012

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, containing the first twelve short stories about the famous detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will be honored during February at the Sierra Madre Public Library as the City of Sierra Madre’s One Book One City selection for 2012. All events are free and open to the public.

Programs at the Library


A yearly city-wide read of a selected book to encourage members of the community to share in the reading experience and to participate in programs relating to the book. Events are planned for February of each year.

Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear, has been chosen as the City of Sierra Madre 2014 One Book One City selection by the Sierra Madre Public Library.

Author Jacqueline Winspear will speak on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Gooden School multi-purpose room about her mystery novel featuring an extraordinary young woman living through epic times in World War I era England and France. A reception will follow the talk and copies of all the books in the Maisie Dobbs series will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

A month-long series of free events, open to the public, is being planned for February 2014, focusing on WW I. Copies of the book to check out are available now at the Sierra Madre Public Library.

Previous selections are Unbroken: a World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Zorro by Isabel Allende, and On Gold Mountain by Lisa See.


Public Computers
The Library has 7 computer workstations with:

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access & Publisher)
  • Microsoft Visio 2010

A scanner for documents, photos and slides is also available.

Computer time is limited to two 1 hour sessions per day.

To use the computers, a current library card is required. Visitors without library cards may purchase a computer-use only card for $1.00 per day for 2 one-hour sessions. Minors must have parental approval before using the internet. All users must agree to abide by the Library's Computer & Internet Policy.

Reservations can be made online or from any computer in the Library.