Curbside Service begins at Cesar Chavez Library

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October 20, 2020

Curbside services have been expanded to include Cesar Chavez Library, allowing patrons to browse the library catalog, put materials on hold, and wait for notification that their materials are ready to be picked up.  Library Curbside Services are available at this location Tuesday thru Thursday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

"Serving the community of East Salinas and neighborhoods surrounding Cesar Chavez Library has been a priority for us, and we are delighted that we can also offer services on Saturdays," says Library Director Kristan Lundquist.  

The popular "Grab & Go Bundle," which is a bundle of five Librarian-selected materials, is also available at Cesar Chavez Library curbside service.  All curbside service locations can issue a full service library card to patrons, or those that want to convert their ​Digital Library Cards to allow for library borrowing privileges. As an additional response to the current situation, the library is also providing a library card by mail to receive library card at your home. 

The same safety protocols implemented at El Gabilan Library curbside service are also being implemented at Cesar Chavez Library. These include requiring face coverings, maintaining safe distance, and providing a safe walk-up and vehicle curbside option for borrowed material pickup. Returned materials are quarantined for 7 days before being cleared from a patron’s library account. No late fines are currently being assessed until further notice, and, to help more people to use the library, we have expanded the Read Away Fines program  which allows for removal of old fees and fines by reading.

Cesar Chavez Library also serves as an official drop off location for voter ballots.  Ballots can be placed in the book drop 24 hours a day up to 8:00 pm on election day, November 3rd.  This service is only available at Cesar Chavez Library.

Library staff are available to answer questions at (831) 758-7302 or 758-7345 during the following hours: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.