Wednesday, November 27, 2013


After two and a half years, Crowell Public Library is thrilled to announce the San Marino City Council has voted to reinstate the Library’s hours on Fridays. Starting January 3, 2014, the Library will be open each and every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Back in July of 2011, all San Marino City Departments were asked to make budget cuts and the Library responded with the Friday closure. But a recent community survey revealed that having the Library reopen on Fridays was a top priority for the citizens of San Marino. Since the City’s economic outlook has improved, the citizens got their wish.

San Marinans know Crowell Library is the place to come for books in many forms and languages (Chinese, Japanese and Spanish), for movies, music and programs of all descriptions, for young and old and everyone in between. It’s a friendly place to learn about technology, to get a passport, to have a test proctored, to have a meeting, to learn a new language, to exercise your brain and to view the work of local artists. They know the Friends of the Library’s Book Shoppe offers a great place to start your holiday shopping, and the Book Shoppe hours will be expanding with the Library’s. The Friends are always accepting volunteers!

Even though the Library was closed on Fridays, it kept the electronic “fires” burning on its website where anyone could and still can search for books, CDs and DVDs and library cardholders can put their selections on hold. Library cards are always free to one and all at Crowell Library. By clicking on the “Online Reference resources” link on the home page, cardholders can access a multitude of databases including Value Line, Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans, Tuition Funding Sources, Rocket Languages, NoveList, Testing & Education Prep and as well as magazine and newspaper articles. The Library’s home page also lists the many upcoming programs for adults, teens and children as well as procedures for getting a test proctored, getting a passport or renting a meeting room.

On Friday, January 3rd from 10:00a to 12:00 noon, please come to Crowell Library for a “First Friday” coffee reception and help welcome a very happy new year!

Join us on Facebook & Twitter

1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108-2595 ● Phone: (626) 300-0777 ● Fax: (626) 300-0121