John Steinbeck Library

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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

  • Apr
    26

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm

    Basic computer class (training session) for adults.

  • Apr
    26

    John Steinbeck Library

    6:00pm

    Bring your slippers and your teddy bear for pajama storytime!

  • Apr
    28

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am

    Learn to create music videos, photo slide shows, edit home videos, and more! Bring your photos, home videos, music, and flash drive to make a personalized project to take home...

  • Apr
    28

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am

    Let's build an app to modernize Salinas Libraries and attract more teens to the library.  Great applications are intuitive and impactful. Learn to design and develop such an...

  • Apr
    28

    John Steinbeck Library

    11:00am