Hastings Branch Associates Raise Funds to "MacGyver" Their Library

Published : Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 12:58 PM

Pasadena Public Library’s Hastings Branch received a Maximizing Learning Spaces aka “How to MacGyver Your Library” grant from the California State Library.

This grant provided assistance from design experts to help staff evaluate the current library layout and offer suggestions for moveable furniture to create a more flexible space for various programming and event activities at the branch. A conceptual building improvement plan was created which allows library space to be adapted to events and activity use with ease.

The Hastings Branch Associates are fundraising to secure matching funds for the MacGyver grant. An ongoing raffle fundraiser is being held at the library. Raffle items include; original artwork, gift certificates, tickets to A Noise Within and the 2019 Rose Parade, an Amazon Fire HD8, admission passes to Kidspace and the Huntington Library and Gardens, and more.

A FUNdraiser for the MacGyver Grant will be held on Tuesday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at California Pizza Kitchen, 99 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Twenty percent of your bill will be donated to the Hastings MacGyver matching grant fund, when you mention the FUNdraiser to your server or bring in the flyer.

Hastings Library Associates is the official support organization of the Pasadena Hastings Branch Library and are affiliated with The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library. The group raises funds to support the library. Past projects include the “cozy book” furniture in the children’s area, the butterfly garden and materials for the Home School Collection. The Associates meet at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Hasting Branch Library’s Community Room. All are welcome to attend the meetings.








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