The Sierra Madre Public Library is the place to browse through a diverse collection of materials for use inside the…More Library or check them out. Well-trained staff consider popularity, published reviews and patron requests while selecting books, magazines, audiobooks, videos, DVDs, music CDs, large-print, and electronic resources. Look for library materials by using their online catalog.
Those needing help finding information or materials can ask Library staff at the service desks, over the phone, or via the email reference service.
Computers, complete with Internet access, word processing and games for children are available for public use. Access to well chosen Internet sites and state-of-the-art online resources, provides 24/7 access to information. Specialized technology staff monitors, and maintains these automated services, provided by a congressionally-directed grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Free ongoing public programs include Preschool Storyhour, Summer Reading Club for children and for adults, Teen Book Club, Adult Computer Classes, and Travelers & Collectors. Quality readings, concerts, discussion groups, writing workshops, and other events as well are planned and publicized by Library staff and volunteers.
The Library also houses the Sierra Madre Historical Archives where expert staff continues to collect local historical and cultural memorabilia for public information and scholarly research.
Library services are expanded through participation in the Southern California Library Cooperative (SCLC), www.socallibraries.org, an association of 45 independent city and special district public libraries located in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas which have agreed to cooperate in providing library service to the residents of all participating jurisdictions. SCLC provides member libraries a resource-sharing network and a means for enhancing the level and diversity of resources available to library users.