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

  • Apr
    25

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm

    In this class, you will learn how to organize your files/folders, Google Sheets and much more.

    Please call for more information at (831) 758-7916

  • Apr
    25

    John Steinbeck Library

    4:00pm

    Learn to make a game using coding software.  This program will run weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. for teens who want to get some marketable job skills in game...

  • Apr
    25

    John Steinbeck Library

    6:00pm

    It is never too early to start planning for life’s second act.  Join us for an informational retirement planning workshop and learn how to prepare for retirement under the new...

  • Apr
    27

    John Steinbeck Library

    11:00am

    Join us for a fun family storytime.  We will sing, dance, and listen to stories designed to please all ages.  

  • Apr
    27

    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...