"Helping adults learn to read, write and grow"
GLENDORA READS! PROVIDES:
- One-to-one, confidential, personalized tutoring
- Assessment for prospective clients
- All tutoring and materials at no cost
- Research-based materials designed for adults
- Support and encouragement
WHO WE SERVE:
- Adults 16 and over who are not currently enrolled in high school and who are able to complete an interview and skills assessment in English.
- Adults who want to improve reading, writing or spelling skills by dedicating 1 1/2 hours or more each week working with a tutor for at least six months.
If you or someone you know could benefit from the Glendora READS! program, or if you would like to become a volunteer tutor, please contact:
- Gaetano Abbondanza
- (626) 852-4832
ADULT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS AT THE GLENDORA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library personnel are scheduled regularly throughout the day to help with the community's information needs. If you know you will need in-depth assistance in person, please feel free to call ahead. Telephone (626) 852-4891 and ask for the information desk. Staff is also available for:
- Telephone requests: (626) 852-4891
- Email requests to email@example.com
- Interlibrary Loan: requesting materials not currently available at our library
- Obituary requests: free service (email, telephone, or written requests)
- Access to GPL's library catalog of materials 24/7
- Access to GPL's collection of databases and electronic books
- Access to WorldCat (materials available in libraries all over the world)
- 14 internet accessible public computers and portable iPads/laptops for one-hour use inside the library
- Exam proctoring by a librarian
- Books Alive! -- Book discussion group. Join other readers to explore and discuss a variety of books. Click here for selections from 2004-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012.
- A Novel Idea -- Adult reading and discussion group. Click here for 2011-2012 selections. Previous selections: 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011.
- Author visits, demonstrations, gardening workshops, crafts and music events are held throughout year. Check our events calendar.
IMPORTANT LINKS & INFORMATION
- (626) 852-4891 | Information & Questions
- Borrowing Materials - Terms & Conditions
- Get an e-card
- Circulation Policy
HOW TO OBTAIN A LIBRARY CARD
Want quick access to our downloadable e-books and audio books, online databases and more without making a trip to the library? Get an e-card. Free library cards are issued to California residents with picture identification and proof of current address. Please call the Library or see our circulation policy for details.
Adult applicants (18 years and older) must be present when registering for a library card with a picture ID and proof of address. Children in eighth grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or financially responsible adult caregiver, who is required to sign the application. Ninth to twelfth grade students do not need parents' signature if the student can show proper ID (School ID with picture is acceptable) and proof of residence address. Parents/guardians or financially responsible adult caregivers may register their children without the child being present.
NO AGE RESTRICTIONS
There are no age restrictions in obtaining a library card.
WITHOUT YOUR CARD
Proper identification with name and current address is required to look up your record in the computer.
A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is issued to every library card holder. Your PIN is the last four digits of your telephone number. The PIN number can be used in with your library card number to access individual library accounts remotely via the library's catalog, place holds, request Interlibrary Loans, and access databases and free public computers.
A hold may be placed on circulating library materials by phone, online using a library card number and PIN, or in person at one of the library service desks.
The Glendora Public Library offers the following items for the public:
14 Public Internet computers – Besides the Internet, each computer has the Microsoft Office programs: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. To print your documents, there is a cost of 15 cents a page for black & white and 30cents per page for color. Each person is allowed 90 minutes on the computer per day, per user. Your Glendora Public Library card and Password (the last four digits of your telephone number) are required to use a computer. Two of the Public Internet computers are "express" stations, offering 20 minutes of use. You are able to make computer reservations up to one day in advance (reservations must be made in person).
We also have iPads and laptops that are available for check-out, to be used in the library. These can be checked out for one hour at our copy center on a first-come, first served basis. The laptops use Windows 7 (Home Premium edition) operating system. iPads/laptops are for adults 18 and over with valid ID and no outstanding extended use fees or blocks.
PUBLIC COPIERS / PRINTING
We have one self-serve copier which will allow you to make copies on either 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14 size paper. To copy your documents, there is a cost of 15 cents a page for black & white and 30 cents a page for color.
Computer printouts : You may print from the public computers for 15 cents a page in black and white and 30 cents a page in color. Prints are retrieved from the copy center.
Copy center: Here you can make b&w copies for 15 cents or color copies for 30 cents a page, and scan documents for $1.00 a page. Pens, pencils, stamps, USB drives and other office materials may be purchased at the copy center.
FAX & SCANNING
You can send a fax through our copy center at a cost of $1.00 per page to any telephone number in the United States. Documents may be scanned and emailed to you for the same price.
The Glendora Public Library offers a machine that will allow both microfiche or microfilm. You can view, print, or copy the image of the document. To print the image, there is a cost of 15 cents per page, black and white only, by cash or coin. Images can also be saved on any USB storage device.
Our reference staff is available to proctor exams. The fee is $35, payable at the circulation desk. To arrange a proctored exam, the following steps should be taken:
- If this is the first time the Glendora Library will be proctoring an exam for you, please contact your school at least a month ahead of time in order for them to certify the library as a test taking center. Give your school the following contact information:
Glendora Public Library
Glendora Public Library
140 S Glendora Ave
Glendora, CA, 91741
Depending on your school, there may be a form(s) for the library to fill out and return.
- Once the library has been certified, you can instruct your school to send the exam and the proctor instructions to the contact outlined above. Depending on your school, this might be sent by email, or by regular post. You should ask your school in what format the instructions will be sent, and when the library should expect to receive this information. This should be done at least a week ahead of time, to ensure that that there is time for staff to receive and read the instructions and to make whatever arrangements might be necessary.
- Once you’ve received confirmation from your school that the exam has been sent, please contact the library by email. Include your name, the school you attend, the title of the class / exam you are taking, and whether the exam is written or online. You can also request a day and time to take the exam. Exams can be scheduled any time during normal library hours:
Mon – Wed: 10AM to 8PM
Thu – Sat 10 AM to 5 PM
A librarian will respond with a confirmation email. If you prefer a phone call, please leave your phone number and the best time of day to call.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
The fee is payable on the day of the exam. You will also need to bring a photo ID. It is important to be on time for your appointment, especially for online exams, as we will need to reserve a computer for you. It is also your responsibility to be aware of and prepared for whatever limitations your school will place on your testing session (such as the maximum amount of time allowed to take the exam, and whether you are allowed to use any study aids such as notes or a calculator). In regards to these conditions, the library will follow whatever instructions are outlined by your school.
If you are taking an online exam, please be aware that our computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes every day.
Adults who are temporarily or permanently home-bound due to illness or disability, can have books, magazines or audio books on cassette or CD delivered to their front door. Home-bound delivery service is provided by volunteers and is limited to Glendora residents.If you or someone you know would like to have materials delivered, please contact the library at (626) 852-4809.
Library card holders can request materials the library does not own by generating an interlibrary loan request in one of two ways:
- Completing an Interlibrary Loan Request form at the Information Desk.
- Accessing WorldCat via the Glendora library's web site.
Interlibrary Loans can be requested for books only, not audio books, movies, etc.
A $2.00 fee per item requested is charged to the card holder's account when the request is initiated. The library card holder will be notified by phone or email when the item arrives, and payment may be made when picking up the item. The fee is for requesting the item, and is charged even if all lending institutions deny the loan request.
NON-LOANABLE INTERLIBRARY LOAN MATERIALS
- Non-fiction books with publication date less than 6 months from date of request.
- Fiction books with publication dates less than 1 year from date of request
- Reference materials
- Any Audiovisual materials: includes videos, DVD, software, audio books on CD, music CDs
- Literacy materials
- Local history, EIR's
Library Study Rooms (Main floor)
- Sign-ups are made at the front Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.
- Library card or picture I.D. needed for study room sign-ups (Student I.D. is acceptable.)
- In-person signups only. No sign-ups will be taken over the phone or by e-mail.
- Two-hour time limit per group.
- Rooms must be vacated 30 minutes before the library closes.
- Groups of 2-6 people may use rooms.
- Rooms are not sound proof--no music or loud voices.
- Food allowed includes: beverages in closed containers and small snacks.
- Rooms vacant for longer than 15 minutes will result in the group forfeiting their reservation.
- Doors are to remain closed; library staff will initially unlock the doors for your group.
- Study rooms will be monitored; library staff has the authority to expel groups using the study rooms inappropriately.
- Abuse of study rooms or the rules governing their use may result in loss of library privileges.
- Library Policy 2.10: Food and Drink in Library:
- ALLOWED: beverages in covered containers (cans, cups with top, bottled water, etc.); small snacks such as candy, cookies, crackers, nuts, chips;
- NOT ALLOWED: open drinks, alcohol, ice cream/yogurt, restaurant food, sandwiches, anything requiring a utensil to eat (salad, yogurt, etc);
- Use of a study room by a group of children nine years old or younger requires adult supervision at all times in accordance with Library Administrative Policy 4.08 "Use of Facilities and Resources by Minors."
- Study room users are expected to adhere to all library policies including Admin. Policy 4.09 "Appropriate Library Behavior" which states "No disruptive behavior shall be allowed in the library; illegal activities are not permitted."
Violators will be asked to leave the library and may lose library privileges.
Friendly library staff are available to help children with their reading and information needs. Children and their caregivers can come to the Children’s Room and ask for assistance. If they are working from home, they can call (626) 852-4891 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children ages 10 and up can volunteer in the children’s room. Children volunteer during the calendar year and also during our Summer Reading Club. Those who are interested need to fill out a volunteer application or call (626) 852-4891.
School classes and small groups can arrange to have a tour and storytime at the library. Call (626) 852-4891 to arrange a tour.
Children’s staff go out to classrooms and small groups to provide storytimes, as time and staffing permit. Call (626) 852-4891 to schedule a visit by a librarian to your organization.
A wide variety of fun programs are offered for children. We have weekly storytimes as well as annual events, such as Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, Pirate’s Day, Creepy Cuisine, Spooky Stories, Decorate Gingerbread Houses, and Stories with Santa. In addition, we offer magic shows, animal shows, many fun performers, craft workshops and movies (Browse our calendar of events). Every summer we host a Summer Reading Club in which children check out books from the library, read them and report about them to earn free books and incentives.
The Glendora Public Library is pleased to offer a variety of services to young adults. The young adult collection contains 4,900 items, including fiction, nonfiction, and reference titles. The library strives to meet the needs of young adults for both informational and popular titles. In addition to print sources, the library offers electronic resources that are available 24 hours a day through the Internet. These include informational databases, electronic books, and live help for homework and research.
The library also offers several programs throughout the year specifically for young adults. These include an SAT workshop, a summer reading program, and a “teen read week” program. The library contains 14 public-use computers that all patrons may use for 90 minutes a day with a library card. These computers have Internet access as well as office programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The library also offers volunteering opportunities for young adult patrons. The Glendora Public Library strives to offer programs and resources that meet the academic, recreational, and cultural needs of the young adult community.
The web address for the Glendora Public Library is www.GlendoraLibrary.org. The Glendora Public Library offers free wireless access to the Internet.
CONNECTING YOUR COMPUTER TO GLENDORA PUBLIC LIBRARY WIRELESS NETWORK
The Glendora Library does not use an encryption key. Your smart phone or laptop will show you available networks. Choose "Glendora Public WiFi." No password is required, but you will need to agree to the Internet usage terms which will appear on your screen once you connect to the network.
IPADS/LAPTOPS AVAILABLE FOR IN-HOUSE CHECKOUT
At the Copy Center window, iPads and laptops are available to check out for one-hour use inside the library.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR IPAD CHECKOUT
- Adult patrons, 18 years of age and older.
- Must have a valid Glendora Public Library account free of blocks/fines
- Valid photo I.D. must be used to check out iPad
- iPad users must sign the Borrower Responsibility Agreement or have one already on file
- In-house library use only
- Available on a first-come, first serve basis (no reservations)
- One hour loan period – NO EXCEPTIONS
- Only one session each day (no renewals)
- iPads/laptops must be returned to the Copy Center when finished or at the end of one hour
- iPads/laptops should never be left unattended
- All stored data from your session will be erased as soon as the computer is rebooted
- There is to be NO FOOD OR DRINK near the iPads/laptops