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June 3, 2024 - 9:30am

Join the Salinas Public Library Summer Learning Program for fun, engaging, and FREE in-person activities all summer long.  A variety of drop-in and registration-based programs will be offered through the summer to promote learning and exploration. 

All youth programs will be drop-in unless otherwise specified. Adult programs

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May 18, 2023 - 8:30am

The Summer Learning Program begins June 5th and continues thru July 29th. Join us for a summer that will be filled with fun and free activities all summer long. A variety of drop-in and registration-based programs for all ages will be offered

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December 1, 2023 - 4:00pm

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Winter Reading Challenge
December 18 - January 13
Ages 0-18

The Winter Reading Challenge returns to the Salinas Public Library! This Winter Break is your chance to discover new titles or re-read some of your favorite books. Read for 15 minutes a

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July 26, 2023 - 3:00pm

This summer kids and teens from Salinas shared their personal stories. From June 9, 2023, to July 14, 2023, the Salinas Public Library hosted the Salinas Kids Podcast, an open mic program where kids and teens shared their stories and delved

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June 26, 2023 - 9:00am

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Prepare your soon-to-be kindergartener for their first day of school with the help of the Salinas Public Library's Kinder Boot Camps! These camps are designed to make the transition to the classroom smoother by introducing them to school routines while promoting social

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December 1, 2022 - 2:30pm

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Winter Reading Challenge
December 19 - January 14
Ages 0-18

The Salinas Public Library invites you to have fun while reading during your winter break. This is your chance to read some of your favorite books or discover new titles. Read for 15

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November 14, 2022 - 11:30am

We believe that books are an essential part of every child’s upbringing. Lucky for us, the Friends of the Salinas Public Library (FOSPL) do so as well.  This year, they are participating in the Monterey County Gives!

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July 7, 2022 - 12:30pm

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Prepare your incoming kindergartener for the first day of school.  The Salinas Public library will be hosting three Kinder Boot Camps to ease students into the classroom by introducing them to school routines while promoting social, language, and self-regulating skills.  This program is open

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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

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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