Letter from the
GLACT President

Are you aware that the city of Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture department offers our community opportunities for enjoyment and learning far beyond those you might expect to be traditional library fare?

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Without leaving your home you can access ebooks and eAudiobooks, more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines, video tutorials for crafting and DIY projects, instructional videos for language learning and homework help, movie and music streaming, year-round literacy-based programming for children and teens, and databases for numerous areas of research.  You can explore all these offerings and current programs and events at eglendalelac.org.

As the president of the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Trust board of directors I am honored to lead the organization in supporting programs and services that extend beyond the scope of standard city-funded library offerings.  I am privileged to be joined in these efforts by a board of capable and distinguished advocates who recognize the unique vitality and immeasurable value the Library, Arts & Culture department brings to our community.

While the uncommon and unexpected challenges of recent years demanded extreme modifications in service delivery models, our libraries continued to create and provide effective quality programs and services for Glendale area residents. The Trust, with the help of generous community members, was able to sustain support of a summer reading program, ReflectSpace gallery virtual exhibits and MakerSpace presentations, as well as provide funding for a collection of Armenian eBooks and city-wide distribution of library e-cards to 77,000 Glendale households.

We all hope that it will be soon when we see a reinstatement of all on-site library programs, when we all can once again gather within the brick-and-mortar, amid the books, art, technology, music, and – most importantly – the people offering incomparable cultural experiences at no cost to the public.

I appreciate your interest in the mission of the Trust, and hope to see you at one of our local libraries in the very near future.

   Jane Viar
   GLACT President