More than a Facade

first_img Community News 30 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a comment HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More than a Facade Library Foundation and Friends raise 75K to restore library building By EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 2:34 pmcenter_img Community News Joan Cathcart. Photo courtesy The Friends of the Pasadena Public LibraryLibrary Director Jan Sanders. Photo courtesy The Friends of the Pasadena Public LibraryMore than two hundred donors, supporters, and friends of the Pasadena Public Library gathered yesterday evening in the Great Hall of Central Library to celebrate the raising of more than $75,000 to restore the Walnut Street building’s South Facade.The façade restoration brought together the Pasadena Public Library Foundation, as well as The Friends of the Pasadena Library, for the latest building improvement project.“This event celebrates one of Pasadena’s most revered institutions—the Pasadena Public Library,” said Mayor Bill Bogaard, “and it’s wonderful relationship between the Library Foundation and the library for the care and the restoration of this fabulous architectural treasure.”“This has been a wonderful event,” said Foundation president Peter McAniff. ‘We are thrilled with the number of people who are here, as well as the eclecticism of the people who are here. We’ve already reached our goal of $75,000, and the City has pledged to match that amount. We think the project should be completed by next spring.”Peter McAniff. Photo courtesy The Friends of the Pasadena Public LibraryMcAniff continued, “It’s really a nice reflection of the people who appreciate the library and support it, and is a wonderful reflection of Pasadena. There are a lot of calls on the City’s resources and this is an opportunity for private investments to be directed in a way that supports everybody.”Both The Friends of the Library and the Foundation help to support the library’s work. The Friends help with programming, daily and monthly book sales, as well as the summer reading program, while the Foundation brings together investors to help with physical improvements or additions to the Library.Over the years the Foundation has helped bring new computers to the library, make improvements to the fourth floor including new facilities, as well as donate 75 computers to the library.The restoration of the South Façade is due to begin in a few months, said McAniff. Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more