- Business Advocacy
The City of Alhambra’s 90th Rose Parade float, “Story Time,” will take part in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena.
The theme of the parade is “Making a Difference.” The title symbolizes the fact that behind every great organization, company, or city, there are many other individuals or groups that contribute to their success. They are their “echoes.” The City’s float salutes the Alhambra Civic Center Library, which celebrated its 110th birthday in 2017, as one of these groups.
The float displays floral bees surrounding an oversized flower where a ladybug hovers nearby as the Book Worm takes center stage in a beautiful flower filled garden reading his favorite book checked out of the Alhambra Library, Tales from the Alhambra.
The theme was chosen because the City of Alhambra is proud of the Alhambra Civic Center Library, which is one of the busiest libraries in California, circulating as many as 500 items an hour. On average, about 44,000 patrons visit the Library every month and check out about 550,000 items every year.