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

  • Oct
    17

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am

    Join us for stories, songs, and sign language fun every Thursday morning with your little library lover. Babies from birth to walking (along with an adult caregiver) will...

  • Oct
    17

    John Steinbeck Library

    12:00pm

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

  • Oct
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    10:00am

    Playgroup for registered participants ONLY.  If you are interested in our next session, please fill out an interest form. 

  • Oct
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    1:00pm

    Preschool Pals is a new program for ages 3-5.  Come join us for stories, songs and activities to stretch little bodies and brains and prepare them for future school success....

  • Oct
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    4:00pm

    The Hangout is a space where teens can drop in and experience new worlds and friendships through gaming activities.  Come for the fun and have a snack while you enjoy the...