"My fondest memories from childhood were of my mother taking me and my brothers to the Glendale Central Library. We would spend countless hours in the stacks or tucked away in some corner deep into a book during the hot summer months when school was out. The Glendale Central Library was a place where I could go and learn about anything, and that helped shape me into the person I am today."
— Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian, city clerk, City of Glendale; member, board of directors, Friends of the Glendale Public Library
To Director of Libraries Nancy Hunt-Coffey, who grew up in Glendale, the library meant independence.
"A friend and I would eat pizza bread at Crispi's Deli, devour the SciFi books at the Casa Verdugo Library, gobble a triple-decker ice cream at 31 Flavors, and then walk home. We felt very grown up — $2.50, our walking shoes and a library card provided a full day of tummy-busting, brain-expanding fun."