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 system 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

  • Jun
    14

    John Steinbeck Library

    2:00pm

    Draw and Paint Animals for Kids @ JSL

    Use shapes and lines to draw and paint animals, insects, and fish. Learn cool and interesting facts about these animals and...

  • Jun
    20 to 22

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am

    Have you ever wondered what goes on after the library closes?

    Drop off your toy friends at the library for a stay overnight. We'll take pictures of all the mischief...

  • Jun
    20 to 24

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am

    Explore the natural world with Ventana Wildlife Society. Through storytelling, campers will learn about natural habitats and create different projects to take home. Space is...

  • Jun
    21

    John Steinbeck Library

    2:00pm

    Draw and Paint Animals for Kids @ JSL

    Use shapes and lines to draw and paint animals, insects, and fish. Learn cool and interesting facts about these animals and...

  • Jun
    28

    John Steinbeck Library

    2:00pm

    Draw and Paint Animals for Kids @ JSL

    Use shapes and lines to draw and paint animals, insects, and fish. Learn cool and interesting facts about these animals and...