John Steinbeck Library

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  • The Steinbeck Library Exterior

    Statue of John Steinbeck outside the John Steinbeck Library

Services at this Library:

  • More than 100,000 items for all ages available in variety of languages and formats such as books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, and more
  • Local history and John Steinbeck special collection
  • Reference materials for in-library use, including access to comprehensive database of car repair information, database of grants, and historical California telephone directories
  • Free WiFi
  • Public use computers with internet access and printing capabilities
  • Photocopy machine and scanner
  • Children area equipped with early literacy computer stations, children storytime, and family programs
    • Reading to Dogs: Wednesday, 3:30pm- 4:30pm
    • Pajama Storytime: Thursday, 6:00pm- 6:30pm
    • Family Storytime: Saturday, 11:00am- 12:00pm
  • Teen area equipped with Teen Lounge console gaming system and teen programs
  • Literacy Center that provides adult and family literacy programs and resources, including Read Grow Play playgroup
  • Digital Arts Lab equipped with multimedia editing resources and classes
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Shelf to Shore program
  • Homebound Services program to provide library services for city of Salinas residence with limited mobility
  • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources, and choosing books and other materials

Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    17

    John Steinbeck Library

    2:00pm

    Join Mary Hamilton for this FREE weekly knitting class!

  • Oct
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

    Preparation to pass HSE exam for all subjects. For information, call (831) 758-7916.

  • Oct
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:30pm

    Draw cartoon animals together and create fun art. Ages 8-14. Families are welcome

  • Oct
    19

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm
  • Oct
    19

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm

    Learn basic computer skills. Students learn to search and work online using Chromebooks. Orientation is required. For information, call (831) 758-7916