John Steinbeck Library

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  • Photo Credit: Nick Frey

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

Some of the artworks on display at John Steinbeck Library are part of the Salinas Valley Art Association (SVAA) rotating collection. SVAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts since its inception in 1945 . For further inquiries about the artworks, please visit the SVAA website.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    25

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm

    Learn Google Docs: How to create files and folders, to share them and use all Google Apps.
    Learn Google Sheets: How to create, storage,...

  • Sep
    25

    John Steinbeck Library

    4:00pm

    Learn to make a game using coding software.  This program will run weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. for teens who want to get some marketable job skills in game...

  • Sep
    25

    John Steinbeck Library

    6:15pm

    Join us for us for a free Financial Literacy Series. 

    The first program in the Financial Literacy Series is Bank On It, an...

  • Sep
    26

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

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

  • Sep
    26

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm

    Learn how to use a computer to prepare you to search and work online.

    From how to turn on a computer, use keyboard and mouse, to using web browser and creating an...