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

  • Aug
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

    Learn the Basics of Adobe Photoshop. Bring in your photos and get a hands-on learning experience. Fix torn and faded photos, create greeting cards, flyers and more! This is a...

  • Aug
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

    Get support with writing, editing, and publishing your poetry work. For information, call (831) 758-7916

  • Aug
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    2:00pm

    Do you have questions on your new device? Need help using your Kindle or iPad?  Want watch a movie on your tablet? We can help!

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  • Aug
    20

    John Steinbeck Library

    12:00pm

    Let's talk! Gain confidence and improve your skills: listening, turn-taking, natural expressions, pronunciation, intonation, and vocabulary.

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  • Aug
    20

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

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