Educator Night 2019

This year we held our fourth annual Educator Night, sharing information about the library’s resources while giving Pasadena-based teachers dinner, a tote bag and a few free books to show our appreciation for all that they do!

We did some fun new things at this year’s Educator Night, such as giving teachers the chance to win sets of books from a series or book club or classroom sets of books.

Here are some of those happy winners!

We also had book displays:

STEAM Kits to try:

And opportunities to meet with librarians one-on-one in a kind of “speed dating” setup, where you could talk to a librarian during our “office hours” about any topic that librarian has some expertise in:

We encourage teachers to visit our website: and find out more about all the services we offer to teachers. We also recommend visiting our STEAM page: for more information about our Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits for Educators, and other STEAM offerings!

AnnMarie Hurtado

I'm a youth services librarian working in the Children's Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, writing workshops, STEAM Careers in Pasadena, and other STEAM/science programs. I teach 1-2 sessions of Infant/Toddler Storytime each year. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book, 36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras.

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