Bob Lucas Memorial Branch
CONNECT: April 2016
The Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center has been serving the West Altadena neighborhood since its opening in 1957 (and reopening in 1991 after being closed for 13 years due to Prop 13 budget cuts).
Our history is a rich one with the establishment of the adult literacy program, Let’s Read Altadena in 1990 at the Branch. The literacy program is one of few in the region with the next closest one being in Glendale. The literacy program has provided volunteer opportunities for community members as tutors and has helped many adults improve their reading and writing skills over the years.
In addition, the literacy program offers free ESL classes to students and free one-on-one tutoring for adults. Train to be a tutor on-line at your own pace and when it is convenient for you. Call 626-798-8338 for more information.
In addition to our literacy programs we offer craft programs, movies, and games for children. We offer fun flick fridays showings of popular newly released children movies once a month. Throughout the year we also run reading programs such as our Winter Reading Program that encourages kids to read books, complete book reports and earn prizes. Other activities we offer are DIY inspirations Stations such as the “make your own Valentine card” station and game days. We also have an exciting line up of performers for this year’s summer reading program. Whether it be books, crafts, tutors, classes, community information, research help, study space, computer access, scanning, copying, printing, or up-to-date DVDs, we have something for everyone at our library!
Come visit us today!