Library 10-day closure

Due to continuing budget constraints, the Library will once again close for 10 days at the end of the year.

All libraries and all online services will be closed from 2 p.m. Thursday, December 23 through Sunday, January 2.  During this time:

We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Library, which gets 90 percent of its income from property taxes, needs to cut its operating budget to make up for a shortfall in tax revenues.

We will reopen for regular hours starting Monday, January 3, 2011.

Update 12/16: Press release available

Update 12/17: Library Closure News available

Winter music, gingerbread crafts

Music and gingerbread houseWhether you enjoy classical chamber music or barbershop quartets, there's a musical program for you at the Library this December.

Music events

Children from preschool to teen ages are invited to make a gingerbread house to take home!  Check the event listings to find the one for your child's age group.

Gingerbread house events


Library closed November 24 – 26

Sonoma County Library will be closed:

  • Wednesday, November 24
    Mandatory time off for cost savings
  • Thursday, November 25
    Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 26
    Thanksgiving holiday

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Normal hours resume on Saturday, November 27.

7-day DVDs

DVDs 7 daysStarting November 15, the checkout period for DVDs will be shortened.  DVDs will now check out for 7 days.

All other items are still due in 21 days.

Also, note that on November 15, our new evening hours go into effect.

Baseball books & movies

Pop Fly!Are you following the World Series?  Keep your excitement about baseball going with new and classic books & movies about baseball.  We've got hundreds of player biographies, baseball-centered novels, and sports histories.  Borrow them for free from your Library!

Pop Fly! – baseball books and movies

Evening hours are changing

Evening hours are changing at some Sonoma County Library branches.  Starting November 15, the Central, Cloverdale, Healdsburg, and Sonoma Valley Libraries will be open until 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; the Northwest, Petaluma, and Rohnert Park-Cotati Libraries will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and the Rincon Valley, Sebastopol, and Windsor Libraries will be open until 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.