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
  • 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 Facebook page.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    18

    John Steinbeck Library

    4:00pm

    Bring your family to Storytime Jamboree at the John Steinbeck Library! We'll read, sing, and dance together as we put the focus on fun and set the silly to 11. This summer each...

  • Jul
    24

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:00pm

    Welcome to the library's weekly creative challenge! Can you build a Lego structure that could survive landing on Mars? How about constructing a structure out of marshmallows?...

  • Jul
    24

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:30pm

    TEENS! Join us on Wednesday July 24th from 3:30-5 PM to make a book nook to put on display on your bookshelf at home. NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED.

    Craftivity for Teens runs on...

  • Jul
    24

    John Steinbeck Library

    3:30pm

    TEENS! Join us on Wednesday July 24th from 3:30PM - 5PM to make a book nook to put on display on your bookshelf at home. NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED.

    Craftivity for Teens runs...

  • Jul
    25

    John Steinbeck Library

    4:00pm

    Bring your family to Storytime Jamboree at the John Steinbeck Library! We'll read, sing, and dance together as we put the focus on fun and set the silly to 11. This summer each...