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The Salinas Public Library will be CLOSED Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017

Raising a Reader Enrollment

Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30pm
John Steinbeck Library

Saturday, May 27 at 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Library

For ages 0-6 years. Free family enrollment event for Raising a Reader, the new family friendly digital program. Attending an orientation, registering, and having a valid email are all required to participate in this program. This program will help supplement your child's summer reading with a FREE weekly magazine and weekly literacy tips for parents.

Single Day Adventure to the Coast

June 26, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Spend the day in the mountains above Monterey Bay searching through native habitats for interesting creatures of the coast. Join us and learn about our beautiful region we call home. Pick up at 8:30 am and drop off at 3:30 pm at the Cesar Chavez Library. Bring a lunch, a bottle of water, a jacket, and sunscreen. Brought to you by the Salinas Public Library and the Ventana Wildlife Society. This program is free for students that receive free or reduced lunch. For ages 8-12.

Contact Carol at the Cesar Chavez Library to sign up: (831)758-7345.

Take the Survey on City Budget Priorities!

The City of Salinas Finance Department is seeking community input on the City’s budget priorities and looking to develop a budget for FY 2017/18 that reflects the needs of Salinas’ diverse neighborhoods and population.

Participate in the survey to help the City understand the community’s priorities around City spending on services and expenditures. Click here to take the survey!

Family Guitar Lessons

8 Week Sessions
Saturdays, 10am - 11am
John Steinbeck Library

The John Steinbeck Library offers free guitar lessons for the family! The library partners with the Guitars Not Guns program to offer families, with a child between the ages 8-18 years old, a free guitar and lessons. The session lasts for 8 weeks. Space is limited. Sign up today!


4:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Library

Come and join the fun! Karaoke for everyone!

Library & Community Services Summer Guide

Summer is coming right at you! There’ll be no excuse for boredom this summer when there are so many engaging things to do in this Activity Guide!

The 2017 Summer Activity Guide features classes, camps, programs and events that take place this summer. There is also Summer Reading info for the library. Be sure to check out all of the amazing activities and events happening this spring by clicking here to download the guide!

Toddler Tales

Cesar Chavez Library
Thursdays at 10 am

John Steinbeck Library
Tuesdays at 10 am

A storytime for children under 3, starting March 28, 2017. Join us for short stories, songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and fun. Toddlers will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition, and new words that will help to develop literacy skills.


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