Educator Night 2019

Photo by James Carbone of PasadenaNow.

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!

Photo by James Carbone of PasadenaNow.

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:

Photo by James Carbone of PasadenaNow.

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:

Photo by James Carbone of PasadenaNow.
Photo by James Carbone of PasadenaNow.

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 Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. 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 on creative writing activities for kids.

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