Overdue Notices To Go Online

Beginning in January 2014, patrons of the Sierra Madre Public Library may choose to receive their overdue notices by e-mail instead of mailed print notices. E-mail notices are faster and do not involve a printing charge. Patrons will have a choice to receive overdue notices by email or through the postal carrier. Library staff will ask patrons how they would like to receive any overdue notices and then we will send them as requested.

Spero Foundation Joins Library to Promote Reading

The Sierra Madre Public Library is pleased to partner with the local SPERO Foundation, a non-profit organization, to promote reading through the Read campaign. The Library is currently featuring the Foundation on posters and on bookmarks that are available at the Library.

The SPERO Foundation was established in 2008 by Heidi Hartman, Colleen McKernan, Linda Knowles, Susan Clifton and Kathy Childs.

Children Create Rose Floats at Sierra Madre Library

Local children will create mini rose floats on Monday, December 23, 2013, at 10:00 am, at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Sierra Madre Rose Float Association official Bob Young will bring pieces of foam from Sierra Madre’s entry into this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade and children will use them as the bases for their own beautiful floats. Afterwards, the children will tow their floats in a parade through the Library to the new Local History Room.

Holiday Hours for the City of Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre, CA. ‐ December 17, 2013

The City of Sierra Madre City Hall, Public Library, Community Recreation Center and Hart Park House Senior Center will be closed December 25, 2013 - January 1, 2014. Normal operations will resume Thursday, January 2, 2014.

The Sierra Madre Public Library will be open to the public on Christmas Eve day, Tuesday, December 24, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. A special holiday craft will be offered on Monday, December 23 at 10:00 am. Children of all ages are welcome to make mini rose floats.

City Not Responsible for Robo-Phone Calls

Sierra Madre, CA December 16, 2013

Residents have reported receiving a “robo-call” from a group identifying itself as, “Water for You”, no other identification or return number is provided for this group. A number of residents have reported the calls as “threatening” and the City felt it was important to clarify that the City is not responsible for the calls. The City of Sierra Madre does not know who has paid for these robo-phone calls, nor does the City have contact information for this group.