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Celebrating 100 Years on the Hill

Our building opened on February 21st, 1924, and we are celebrating our centennial throughout the school year with a special event on February 21st, 2024. Please click on the image to visit our centennial website to learn how you can share your memories with us to help celebrate!

Nuestro edificio abrió el 21 de febrero de 1924 y estamos celebrando nuestro centenario durante todo el año escolar con un evento especial el 21 de febrero de 2024. Haga clic en la imagen para visitar nuestro sitio web del centenario para saber cómo puede compartir sus recuerdos con nosotros para ayuda a celebrar!

Welcome to the Octavia E. Butler Library!

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Octavia E. Butler Library Hours

8:00 - 4:30; Now open every day!

Open during nutrition and lunch; before and after school. To make sure that you can get into the building, students should pick up a pass to visit during nutrition & lunch.

Open by appointment and for drop-ins throughout the school day.  

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Click  here to read the article by Lynell George featuring our mural in the NY Times!

Call for Donations! Motivate students to READ!


Call for Donations! Motivate students to READ!

Please help us encourage students to read! 

Send gift card donations for local Pasadena businesses like ice cream, book stores, arcades, movie theaters, and fast food to:

Octavia E. Butler Library

1505 N. Marengo Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Or purchase directly from our wishlist.


Search for a book in the library's catalog!

Mrs. Daily      626.396.5830   ext. 76064

Biography: Mrs. Daily was born in Illinois and moved to Los Angeles in 2003. She taught English for twelve years in both middle and high schools. She loves to read and talk about books with kids and has 3 middle school kids of her own. Bachelors of Science in English and Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University; California Clear Single Subject Credential in English; California Clear Teacher Librarian Credential; Masters in Information and Library Science from San Jose State University


Just finished: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston and Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley.