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May 27, 2022 - 4:30pm

Summer Learning Program is starting soon!

The Summer Learning Program begins June 6th and continues thru July 30th. Join us for fun and engaging free activities all summer long. A variety of drop-in and registration-based programs will be offered throughout

Reading List

The John Newbery Medal is awarded to the book for outstanding contribution to children's literature. This year the winner is "The Last Cuentista,” written by Donna Barba Higuera. All other books on this list are Newbery Honor Books.

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December 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

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Nearly 500 parents and children took part in our holiday themed Cookie Decorating events at all three of our libraries on December 20 and 21. Thanks to a generous toy donation from Salinas PAL, 163 children also went home with

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August 12, 2021 - 3:00pm

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Salinas Public Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Graphic Novel Contest.

We had some really excellent entries which combined the elements of art, dialogue, and creativity into each novel. After some tough deliberation, we determined

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May 7, 2020 - 12:30pm

Salinas Public Library has been busy creating new programs for the community to view online during the current COVID-19 closure. Parents can engage online in storytime and songs with their children in programs like the following:

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November 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

What's cuter than a kindergartner getting a library card? 

A kindergartner posing for a picture after winning a prize at our Family Date Night!

We're happy to report that we distributed over 4000 library card applications in a two week


June 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cesar Chavez Library

Salinas Public Library is partnering with Alisal School District to provide Salinas children and teens free lunch throughout the summer. This program allows anyone under 18 to get a nutritious meal at no cost. Meals will be available for dine-in


June 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

El Gabilan Library

Join us for storytime at El Gabilan Library. We will read books, sing songs and more! For ages 0-4, and older children are more than welcome to join in on the fun. 

For more information contact Teri at TheresaR [at]


June 28, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

John Steinbeck Library

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 their environment. We will use paper, pencils, and acrylic paint to