Library News

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Children's and Teens' Summer Reading

Robot readingOnce school is out, what to do?  Come to the Library!  Summer Reading for children and teens starts in June.

Sign up at any Sonoma County Regional Library starting June 10.

Special programs include puppets, music, and theater for kids, plus crafts, building, and body art for teens.

More about children's Summer Reading

More about summer Teen Read

New library director announced

New Library Director AnnouncedThe Sonoma County Library Commission is very pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Lear as the next Library Director. 

Read the complete press release

Find funding! Foundation grant workshop

Do you work with a non-profit?  Come to a workshop and learn to find grants available from foundations.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa

Register for the class at: