Welcome to year 3 of Lunch at the Library! To address food insecurity over the summer months while promoting literacy, the Lunch at the Library program offers children and teens free books and activity kits at various location throughout the City where free lunch is served.

This summer please visit us at the Jefferson Branch Monday through Friday, June 5th – July 28th from noon to 2 p.m. for free lunches provided in partnership with Pasadena Unified School District. Lunches are available on a first-come first-served basis, while supplies last. A STEAM craft or music activity will also be offered. For ages 0-18.

By pairing reading and libraries with food access, we can provide the youth of our community with two major ingredients they need to succeed in school and beyond – healthy food and literacy. In addition to serving lunch at Jefferson Branch Library, we will visit other lunch sites starting in June.






The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library in partnership with the California Library Association and supported with funds from the State of California.