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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Library Weather is Coming

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Experience the Paso Robles Library Like Never Before

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 25, 2023 – With the official arrival of fall, the Paso Robles Library is excited to announce that it is overflowing with resources and services for the whole community. All it takes is a library card. 

What can a Paso Robles City Library card do for you? In addition to the physical items available, your library card unlocks access to a wide array of online resources too. Here are just SOME of the things offered by your library, and all are FREE.    

ADVENTURE:

  • Parks Pass ProgramPaso Robles City Library cardholders can check out free vehicle day-use passes to over 200 participating state park units operated by the California State Park.

BOOKS & MORE:

  • Library Catalog: Your Paso Robles City Library card (14-digit number beginning with 22138) allows access to the Paso Robles City Library’s physical items and eLibrary content. 
  • Downloads: Programs like Hoopla, Libby/Overdrive and Enki offer an extensive selection of ebooks, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, music and graphic novels available to download with your library card.
  • ZIP Books: Can’t find the book you are looking for in our catalog? Try ZIP Books.
  • Library by Mail: A free service that enables homebound city residents with Paso Robles Library cards to borrow library materials via the U.S. postal service.
  • Book Club Kits: Kits are available to check out for 6 weeks. Each kit comes with 10 books and discussion questions to share with your book club.
  • Inclusive Collection: Located in our children’s section, our inclusive collection includes Braille books as well as dyslexia and sensory-friendly books for neurodivergent readers.
  • Spanish Collection: Spanish books and DVDs are available for check-out in both the adult and children’s sections.

CLASSES & EVENTS:

  • Library Book Group: The Library Book Group has been meeting for over 25 years and new members are always welcome. Both fiction and non-fiction titles are selected for discussion and are usually available in various formats through the library catalog. The group meets monthly, 6-7 pm.  
  • Monthly Craft Classes: Learn a new craft skill or improve your crafting abilities with the library's monthly craft class for adults 
  • Children’s In-Person Story Time: Story time is offered daily on a rotating schedule for age groups baby through school-aged. Check the online events schedule for days and times. Space is limited. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk.

EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, MUSIC & MOVIES

  • enki: Wide selection of niche non-fiction, indie bestsellers, classics, graphic novels, and more.
  • hoopla Digital: Extensive selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, eBooks and comics.
  • Libby: Extensive eBook and audiobook selection of adult, teen, and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

LEARNING:

RESOURCES:

  • Study/meeting room: The study room is open to the public and can be reserved for 2-hour blocks up to 1 week in advance. It can hold up to 8 people, and includes the use of a white board and tv screen. 
  • Public computers, Wi-Fi and printersPublic computers and Wi-Fi are available for free. Patrons can also use the copy machine and color printer for $.20/page.
  • Library Study Center: The Library Study Center is located at 3600 Oak Street and is open for the 2 hours following school release Monday-Friday. It is open to K-12 graders though it primarily serves elementary school-aged students.

The Paso Robles Library continues to be a hub for learning, personal growth, and professional development. These partnerships are a testament to our commitment to serving the diverse needs of our community, regardless of age or background. 

Make the most of #LibraryWeather by visiting the Paso Robles City Library located at 1000 Spring Street in Paso Robles. 

Visit the library to apply for your library card or apply at https://www.prcity.com/234/Getting-a-Library-Card

For more information on anything you see here, please visit our website at www.prcity.com/library or call 805.237.3870.

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