Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.

Ghost Story Contest Winners

We’re pleased to announce the Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest winners! This year, young writers were challenged to tell us a ghost story in 300 words or less. The winning entries […]

Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest 1st place Category 1 (ages 8-11) The Journal by Lauren Sales Age 11 (Grade 7) Blair Middle School This is the story of an […]

Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest 2nd place Category 1 (ages 8-11) The Haunted Pair of Ballet Slippers by Maelee Rose Acosta Age 11 (Grade 6) Blair Middle School The […]

Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest 3rd place Category 1 (ages 8-11) The Ghosts in the Cemetery by Sienna Ng Age 10 (Grade 5) Field Elementary School Lily is a […]

Grow and Transform -- Preschool Storytime

This story time was all about growing and transforming, an idea forming from a small seed. Stories Kings of the Castle by Victoria Turnbull: George wants to build a sand castle that […]

Make Your Own Magic -- Preschool Storytime

Stories are magic; everyone knows that! But not everyone knows (or believes) that anyone can make their own magic. Whether it’s imagining or drawing up your own creatures, or gathering […]

Eat This Book -- Preschool Storytime

This week, we shared stories about out of control libraries, eating books, and books that eat back. Stories This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne:  When her dog […]

The Traveler Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the One City One Story 2017 “The Traveler” Art and Writing Contest winners! The winning entries were honored during an award ceremony followed by a reception on […]

My Picture of Traveling -- art by Kayla Su

One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 1st place Elementary School category Kayla Su Grade 4, Sky Mountain Charter School “My Picture of Traveling” Colored pencils; 8.5 x 11 inches […]

Seeing Beauty From the Clouds -- art by Giulia Bhatia

One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 2nd place Elementary School category Giulia Bhatia Grade 5, St. Rita’s School “Seeing Beauty From the Clouds” Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper; […]