Awards and a dinner

Winners of the Why I Love the Library contest will be announced in an awards ceremony Saturday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Forum Room of the Central Library. Congratulations to the finalists!

Chew On This!Join us also on Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. for the  second annual Chew On This! fundraising event at the Central Library. Following a book signing, silent auction and cocktail party, dinner guests will dine and visit with favorite local authors. Tickets available now from the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation.

Sonoma County reads Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer coverPick up your copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and join us for The Big Read this spring!  During this countywide reading program, the Library will be hosting book discussions and special events for children and adults from April 3 until mid-May.

The Big Read Sonoma includes many other events throughout the county during April: plays, camping for kids, radio theater, and more!

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

Tax forms

Tax FormsForms and instructions for basic state and federal tax returns are available in Library branches.

Volunteer tax preparers will also be available in some libraries between early February and April. Check with your local Library to find out if volunteers are scheduled there.

For more information, see our Tax Forms & Information page.

Why I Love the Library

Why I Love the Library contest logo Kids in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to enter this essay and art contest sponsored by the Library, the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma County Public Library Foundation, Schulz Museum, Press Democrat and KRCB.  Entries will be due on February 12 and the award will be given in April.

Eighteen cash prizes will be awarded and free passes to the Charles M. Schulz Museum will be given to the first 2,000 entrants. The first-place winners within each category (K-2, 3-4, 5-6) will also receive an award entitling their entire class to visit the Museum for free.

More about the contest

Announcement to Parents and Teachers

Contest entry form in English

Contest entry form in Spanish