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Programs at the Library

ONE BOOK, ONE CITY

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.

One Book One City 2015 Selection Announced: Raymond Chandler’s classic, The Long Goodbye, has been chosen as Sierra Madre’s One Book One City selection for 2015. A month-long series of free events, open to the public, is being planned for February 2015.

Previous selections are Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear, 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.

Teen Services

Teen Book Club
Middle school students are invited to join the Teen Book Club!

Meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. during the school year.
ALL ARE WELCOME!

  • Enjoy FREE books
  • Snacks
  • Board games
  • Meet other students
  • Share ideas
  • And make friends

Teen Summer Reading Program
Get prizes to complete your assigned or extra-curricular summer reading with the Sierra Madre Teen Reading Club! A prize is given for every two books you read (up to 4 prizes).

Every book you read will enter you to win a Grand Prize!
Teen Volunteers

Teen Docents
Hone your public speaking skills and learn interesting Sierra Madre history by becoming a Docent at the Sierra Madre Public Library! Once trained, volunteers give history tours using our Digital Storyboard at the Library’s Local History Room and at the Richardson House Museum. Contact the Yourth Services Librarian, Christine Smart, for more information at 626-355-7186.

Click Here to sign-up for training!

Summer Volunteers
We couldn’t survive without our amazing teen summer volunteers. Each year, teen volunteers work 2 hours a week to help with the Summer Reading Program and other helpful things around the library. At the end of the summer, there is a PIZZA PARTY just for you… to say thank you for all the amazing work you do for the library.

Click Here to sign-up as a teen summer volunteer!

Reference and Research

Young Adult (grades 6 and up)
The Young Adult collection includes fiction, graphic novels and manga for teens. Our collection includes popular books, classics and required reading.

Online Databases*





Click here to access a full list of our online databases.
*Remote access requires a library card and a PIN.

For more information about programs and services for teens or to make a book recomendation, please contact Christine Smart, Youth Services Librarian or by phone at 626-355-7186.

Computers

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.