Thank You, Summer Readers!

Thank you Readers for another successful summer reading program! 2735 readers signed up and 2511 free books were given as prizes. Also, a BIG THANK YOU to the Friends of the Salinas Public Library for sponsoring the program.
Begin Your Bibimbap

September 2, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Library

Come and join the Bibimbap Backpackers as they present the nutritional Korean dish, Bibimbap. There will be a cooking demonstration and an explanation of how to serve the dish and the valuable health benefits of Bibimbap. There will also be a free serving of Bibimbap, courtesy of the Bibimbap Backpackers. To-go servings will also be available.
Children's Author - Keiko Suzuki Freeland

September 27, 2014
11:00 am
John Steinbeck Library

Keiko Suzuki Freeland is a children's author that wrote, "Mom, I Want to Tell You Something..." This story is a delightful picture book about things that happen every day at home with young children. It shows how a parent's speech and behavior can affect how a young child feels, and how some kids hide how sad they are by an event that happens at home. This book is a good one to read to help open up dialogue between parent and child over difficult subjects to talk about.
New Homebound Services
The Salinas Public Library is pleased to introduce its new Homebound program, which provides library services to Salinas residents who are unable to visit the library because of:
  • Short or Long-term illness
  • Non-driver status (Senior)
  • Physical Challenge
  • Visual Disabilities

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Why homebound service?
    A: The library's mission is to offer access to quality materials and programs to assist community residents of all ages in meeting their personal, educational, and professional information needs. This program lets us fulfill our mission and serve the community better by offering our services to residents who, for various reasons, are unable to visit the library.

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    Writers Workshop with Jimmy Santiago Baca

    September 8 - 12 & 15-19
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca will conduct a free, 10 day class exploring different ways to create a compelling memoir. Open to residents of Salinas, California, 18 years and older. There are a limited number of spaces. To apply, submit an application at any Salinas Library by 6pm, August 18, 2014 with a short one-page narrative explaining why you are interested in this class. Applications are available at all Salinas Libraries, or by email request sent to Garland Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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