Worry Monsters!

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This past Monday, Jefferson Branch Library had the pleasure of hosting the ‘Worry Monster’ craft time for over a dozen kids and teens. This playful act of artistic expression brought smiles to the faces of all the participants including the adult caregivers. Best of all, the ‘Worry Monster’ craft can […]

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ALA Award-Winning Books for Children 2022 — updated 4/1/22

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It’s that exciting time of year when the American Library Association unveils its list of award winners for children’s and teen’s books, audiobooks and other media. Pasadena Public Library has these award winners and more! The books below are award winners for children up to age 13. Click on the […]

PUSD Students: You can check out library books in Sora!

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There’s a new way for PUSD students to get access to free eBooks and audiobooks in the library’s collection, and it doesn’t even require a Pasadena Public Library card! Through a partnership between Overdrive and Sora, and Pasadena Public Library and PUSD, students can now check out books from the […]

Dream Catcher Story Contest

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Dream Catcher Story Contest. Writers were challenged to tell us a story in 300 words or less that is inspired by dreams or capturing dreams.  Special thanks to our judges:  Natassia Mendez, Jesse Roth, Nick Smith, and Jasmine Sov. Here are the […]

“Catching Dreams to Be the Dream” by Madeleine Cham

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 1st place (Category 1: grades 3-5)   “Catching Dreams to Be the Dream” by Madeleine Cham Age 11, Grade 5        Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wished to catch dreams. Every night, she left a glass jar by her bed to […]

“Dreams” by Penelope Vuong

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 2nd place (Category 1: grades 3-5)   “Dreams” by Penelope Vuong Age 11, Grade 5        Ava went out to her backyard to look at her dream catcher. It had been going all morning, sucking each bad dream that roamed around in the air. The dream […]

“What Happens In The Night” by Zoe Beheshti

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 3rd place (Category 1: grades 3-5)   “What Happens In The Night” by Zoe Beheshti Age 9, Grade 3     When the moon will rise And the stars will shine Many people will whisper “Star light, be mine.”   But what’s going on? What’s behind […]

“The Dream Catching Girl” by Angel Tchigui Koundang

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Dream Catcher Story Contest Honorable Mention (Category 1: grades 3-5)   “The Dream Catching Girl” by Angel Tchigui Koundang Age 9, Grade 4        Once upon a time, there lived a little girl. She lived with her small family in one tiny house. They were very poor and she did […]

“Web of Dreams” by Malena Zamora

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Dream Catcher Story Contest  Honorable Mention (Category 1: grades 3-5)   “Web of Dreams” by Malena Zamora Age 10, Grade 4        In a little teepee, images of ice cream and donuts floated into the heavy night air. Magical wooden hoops of bent Willow branches, covered in a net of […]

Bookmark Design Contest

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Bookmark Design Contest! The contest was a great success. We had numerous entries with very creative designs. Two designs from each category, eight designs in total, were selected by our library staff judges. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed […]