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1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
10am to 8pm
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

Study Center
3600 Oak Street
Suite 101
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-4743
Mon, Tues
2:30pm to 4:30pm
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Closed Thursday & Friday

Library Services


Library Artist Display

Don't forget to check out the Library's Featured Artist each month!

AARP Tax Aide
Income Tax Assistance

On Friday, April 15, 2016, your federal and state taxes for 2015 will be due. Will you be ready?

As in prior years, the Library and the Senior Center will partner with AARP Tax Aide to provide tax assistance. Call the Library, 805-237-3870, beginning January 19, to sign up for Saturday tax preparation appointments at the Library beginning February 6. Call the Senior Center, 237-3880, beginning January 19, to sign up for Tuesday appointments at the Veterans' Building (next to the Senior Center) beginning February 3, and Thursday appointments beginning February 5.

You do not need to be a senior to use the service provided at the Library or the Senior Center. The AARP Tax Aide program is for most taxpayers (certain exceptions do apply) who would like assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to taxpayers, assisting with various tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Education Credits.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Monday, February 8
Ongoing Activities All Day!

Join us at the Library as we celebrate this annual nationwide event to encourage parents and caregivers to bring children to the Library on a regular basis.

  • John Beccia, retired Paso Robles kindergarten teacher of 33 years, will host a funfilled musical story time at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Local author and artist Beryl Reichenberg will help children ages 5 and older create "Love the Library" bookmarks in the Library Story Room from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Children of all ages are invited to take part in a Library scavenger hunt throughout the day.

Come participate and help your child develop a love for the Library!

Valentine Crafternoon at the Library

Wednesday, February 10

Drop by the Library to create unique Valentine cards or bookmarks for that special someone or your classmates. We'll supply the paper, glue and even a few googly eyes- -you supply the creativity! Crafting supplies will be available all afternoon in our Story Room while supplies last.

  • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Library Story Room
    1000 Spring Street
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Library Study Center
    3600 Oak Avenue

Read Across America Day
(Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!)

Wednesday, March 2 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Library Story Room

Your'e never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child! --Dr. Seuss

The children's area of the Library will be transformed into the wubbulous world of Dr. Seuss for the afternoon in honor of this beloved author's birthday. Stop by to make a yummy birthday treat, dig through our props basket to find the perfect accessories for your picture at our Seuss photo booth, and listen to guest readers sharing some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books in our Story Room (beginning at 2:00 p.m.).

3rd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest

Monday, March 14 through Wednesday, April 13

Marshmallow madness hits the Library once again this spring with the third annual Peeps Diorama Contest. Create a diorama depicting a favorite book OR a famous work of art using only marshmallow peeps as the characters.

Entries will be accepted at the Library beginning Monday, March 14. Vote for your favorite entries in all age categories beginning Monday, March 28. Winners will be announced Wednesday, April 13 during National Library Week.


Download the Library & Recreation Services Event Guide or see more events at Recreation Services!

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