Library News

  • Boy in Leaves

Need help finding a good book to read?

Below are a few ways to get started. These resources are available year round on our Kids Books & Reading page.


These lists are created by local librarians to showcase great books for each grade level and different subject areas.

Novelist K-8
This program is specifically designed for young readers. Novelist can help you find books based on Lexile, grade level or author. Do you have a favorite book? Search for it and you will be given a list of similar books that may interest you.


We have multiple programs for children's books to be read online or on a device.

  • Try our Bookflix, created by Scholastic, this program pairs fiction books with non-fiction books for early readers.
  • Tumble Books has a whole collection of picture books that are animated for viewing or reading along. There are also collections of books in French and Spanish available.  This program is iPad compatible.
  • Downloadable Books
    Try our online e-books available from our Overdrive or Enki sites for download. Check them out with your library card and don’t worry about overdue fees, they return themselves.


Try Your Local Librarian if you need some suggestions. They will help you explore your branch’s collection of books to read. 


Want a list of good books sent to your email? Try subscribing to a list or two available from our Next Reads service. We have newsletters for Kids Books, Picture Books, Tween Reads and more!

  • Register by October 20

Register to vote - deadline October 20

Register online! - up to 11:59:59 October 20

Register by October 20 to vote in the November 4 general election

Never voted before?  Register today!  
Did you move, change your name, or change your political party?  Then you must register again.  
It's easier than ever.  You can register online anytime.

New Voter information from the California Secretary of State - available in 10 languages

Voter hotlines - available in 10 languages

Find your sample ballot & polling place from the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

  • Find at the Library

Find at the Library

Try out our new public preview of Find at the Library, the new library catalog. Find will replace our old catalog, which has been in use since 2004. Find further enhances the Library’s ability to serve the community, helping you find the information you need quickly and easily.

The new system brings a single line search, relevant search results, easy-to-use navigation, search suggestions, and much more. It integrates with Overdrive, the Library’s source for best-selling and popular titles in both e-book and downloadable audiobook formats. This will allow you to search, see real-time availability and previews for e-content, and download most titles directly from Find.

Starting now, you can use either the "classic" catalog or the new Find to search for and place requests on books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and e-books.

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Sonoma County Food Resources

We recently received copies of these flyers from the hunger relief project the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma County Department of Health Services, and other partners have been working on.

Sonoma County's Meal Gap: 2013 Hunger Index

Sonoma County Food Resources (English + español)

Find out more about what the Food Bank has been doing on their Facebook page!

Find more resources in your community for food, housing, and more through 211 Sonoma County or by calling 211 on your phone.

  • Covers - National Book Longlist - Young People's Literature

National Book Awards Longlists

This week, the National Book Foundation is announcing the longlists for its annual awards.  

  • Monday, September 15 - the Longlist for Young People's Literature
  • Tuesday, September 16 - the Poetry Longlist
  • Wednesday, September 17 - the Nonfiction Longlist
  • Thursday, September 18 - the Fiction Longlist

You can watch the National Book Foundation website each day for the latest list!

Library catalog not available early Thursday, September 18

The Library catalog, My Account, and phone renewals will not be available early Thursday morning, September 18, from 12 midnight to 6 a.m. due to planned AT&T maintenance.  Specialized databases such as HeritageQuest will also be unavailable during this period.

  • Measure M

Proposed tax measure

Want to know more about Measure M, the Sonoma County Library Improvement Act? The measure would impose a 1/8 cent sales tax to be used exclusively to supplement existing funding for library operations, programs, acquisitions, construction and modernization throughout the incorporated and unincorporated territory of the County.

You can read more information in this page, which contains the full text of the proposed Ordinance, including a Expenditure Plan that sets out the particular goals, projects and programs to be supported by the tax.

New Library Commission and JPA

A new joint powers agreement (JPA) for the governance of the Sonoma County Library is effective August 1, 2014.  This agreement was the result of a months-long review and negotiation process with participation from governments and citizens throughout the county.

With the revised JPA, the Library Commission was restructured and expanded.  The membership of the Library Commission is listed on the Library Commissioners page.

The public is always welcome to attend meetings of the Library Commission.

Summer Reading Club 2014 Fizz Boom Read!

How Do You Keep Kids Reading?

Robot and Friend Reading                               

Check out our Summer Reading 2014 page for program schedules and details for summer fun at the library! 

These are the years in which lifelong readers are formed, and the Library provides a place where reading is nothing but fun. Kids can build confidence reading to dogs, take part in after-school programs, get homework help and borrow chapter books with their very own library card.   


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E-books from Enki Library

Now you have a new choice for finding e-books to check out and read.  You can download them to most readers.  (Kindle users: works with Kindle Fire only).  You can also read them online.

Try Enki now

Enki Library information page

Some basic Q&A:

  • How long does each book check out for?
    21 days
  • Are there overdue fines on Enki e-books?
    No. The system returns the books automatically at the end of the check-out period. You will need to delete the expired files from your Adobe Digital Editions, e-reader, and/or mobile app on your mobile device.
  • Can I return a book early?
    YES. From the My Account page click on the Return Now button.