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 in-library use database of grants and historical California telephone directories
  • Free WiFi
  • Public use computers with internet access and printing capabilities
  • Photocopy machine, print, fax, and scan service
  • Children's area equipped with early literacy computer stations, children's story time, and family programs 
  • Teen area equipped with Teen Lounge console gaming systems and teen programs
  • Literacy Center that provides adult and family literacy programs and resources
  • Read Grow & Play playgroups
  • Digital Arts Lab equipped with multimedia editing software
  • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources, and choosing books and other materials

Some of the artwork 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 on display, please visit the SVAA website.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    08

    John Steinbeck Library

    4:00pm

    Bring your family to Storytime Jamboree at the John Steinbeck Library! Whether you're looking to enjoy stories, songs, or just having a fun time together, this is the place to...

  • Dec
    12

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am

    Parent-Child Playgroups (20 weeks IN-PERSON)

    Each playgroup provides sensory play and exploratory activities that develop speech and language, creative play, cognitive...

  • Dec
    14

    John Steinbeck Library

    12:30pm

    Parent-Child Playgroups (20 weeks IN-PERSON)

    Each playgroup provides sensory play and exploratory activities that develop speech and language, creative play, cognitive...

  • Dec
    15

    John Steinbeck Library

    4:00pm

    Bring your family to Storytime Jamboree at the John Steinbeck Library! Whether you're looking to enjoy stories, songs, or just having a fun time together, this is the place to...

  • Dec
    21

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

    Get creative crafting with perler beads! Use these fusible beads to put together some winter themed ornaments or gifts for friends and family OR create your own design. This...