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, Mother Daughter Book Club, writing workshops and science programs. I am also in the Infant Toddler Storytimes rotation along with Miss Marie and Miss Jennifer. I love what I do and I love working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations.

Reading Great Books to Learn Writing Great Hooks

At our Kids’ Writing Workshop on Friday, June 16th, we learned about writing engaging beginnings. I combed through the upper middle grade books at our library and looked through all […]

Music and Movement with Dayita Datta

Earlier this year, Pasadena Unified School District surveyed parents about what their kids need and found a strong need for more music learning opportunities. Well, Pasadena Public Library has traditionally […]

Musical Fun With Angie Donkin

On June 6th, we had a delightful music performance by Angie Donkin for infants, toddlers and their families. She played guitar and ukulele and sang. She used puppets, props, even […]

Siblings: Preschool Storytime

At last Saturday’s Preschool Storytime, we read books about brothers and sisters! Books We Shared Our first story, Squid Kid the Magnificent by Lynne Berry and Luke daMarca, features a young […]

Tablets and Tech for Kids

Coming up on Tuesday, June 13th from 2-3:30 pm, we have our next Tablets and Tech program at the Pasadena Central Library on our 4th floor. This is a fun, […]

For our last Toddler Storytime of the spring session, we read books about frogs. Our first story, Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack, was a fun story of constantly-changing fortune, as a […]

Frogs: Infant Storytime

For our last Infant Storytime of the spring session, we read books about frogs. Our first story, Hoppity Frog by Emma Parish, was a fun “slide-and-seek” board book with surprising animals […]

On May 19, 2017, kids came to the Pasadena Public Library to make wind turbines that would generate electricity by turning the shaft of a hobby motor. We were inspired […]

Music: Toddler Storytime

For our sixth Toddler Storytime of the spring session, we read books about making music. Books We Shared Our first story, Bears in a Band by Shirley Parenteau and illustrated by […]

Music: Infant Storytime

For our sixth Infant Storytime of the spring session, we read books about making music. Books We Shared Our first story, Bears in a Band by Shirley Parenteau and illustrated by […]