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

  • Jun
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

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

  • Jun
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

    Explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions, and more!  The Insect Discovery Lab will introduce your group to the...

  • Jun
    19

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am
  • Jun
    19

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm

    Each week, teens will experience new worlds (both real and fantastic) using the HTC VIVE Virtual Reality system.  Each teen will get 10 minutes to explore virtual reality and...

  • Jun
    19

    John Steinbeck Library

    6:00pm

    Using star maps, learn to identify constellations and hear the stories that inspired the ancients to immortalize their cultures in star patterns.