Pasadena Public Library earned a four star rating from the The Library Journal "for providing exceptional response to patrons and superior customer service."
The Library Journal, a trade publication for libraries (as opposed to, say, itinerant rodeo riders), was founded in 1876 by Melvil Dewey, the guy who invented the Dewey Decimal System. It has the highest circulation of any library journal. I mention these things because I think they make recognition of our library by this publication especially brag-worthy.
I enjoyed reading about library director Jan Sanders, who in 1999 was named to the Intellectual Freedom Hall of Fame. Could there be a cooler hall of fame? Maybe, but this one's way up there. Apparently it's not like the Baseball Hall of Fame or the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in that it doesn't have an actual hall. I couldn't find it on the internet. But still.
Congratulations to Ms. Sanders and the Pasadena Public Library. May your (our) funds not be cut too deeply.
Be made whole by books as by great spaces and the stars. I love the library.