Library News

Winter and Holiday Events

Come to the library in December to enjoy storytimes and puppet shows, swinging melodies and holiday garden ideas. Winter and holiday programs for all ages.

Calendar of holiday programs

Library Commission Special Meeting

The Library Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 14, at the Rincon Valley Library.

The agenda and supporting documents are available here.

Website unavailable Saturday night

All Library websites, catalog, My Account, and phone renewals will be unavailable from 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, October 29, to 10 a.m. Sunday morning, October 30, due to a scheduled power outage PG&E is planning.

No requests on Sonoma Valley items

Why won't the computer let me?Want to request a book or movie, but the catalog won't let you? It could be a Sonoma Valley item. Currently you can't request any items from Sonoma Valley Library through our online catalog system.

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library has relocated to a temporary facility (Burlingame Hall, 252 W. Spain St. Sonoma, CA 95476) during the remodeling of its building at West Napa Street.

During the remodel, the majority of the Sonoma Valley library collections is in storage and unavailable. These are noted in the online catalog with a status of Storage.

Since the collection in the temporary facility is quite limited, holds cannot be placed on them. This ensures there are adequate materials for the Sonoma community to browse. Patrons who wish to see something owned by the Sonoma Valley branch, which is not in storage, will have to go to Burlingame Hall to get it.

The SuperSearch system will not accept hold requests for any items we own, even if our only copy is a non-requestable Sonoma Valley item. If you're not able to request an item through our catalog system or through SuperSearch, you can still fill out an Interlibrary Loan request at any Sonoma County Library branch.

Once the Sonoma Valley library reopens on West Napa Street, all materials will revert to the normal requestable status. Reopening is scheduled for spring 2012. Thank you for your understanding.

Book list: Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Books for Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
You can find our new list of Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead books, poems, and DVDs in the Good Reads for Kids: Lists by genre or subject page.

While you're there, check out our Scary Stories list where you may find ghostly tales for Halloween!

More lists at: Good Reads for Kids

Updated guide to legal resources

Nolo Press bookThe new 2011 edition of our Legal Pathfinder is now available through the Legal Resources page on our website.

Your quick guide to:

  • Best starting points on the web
  • Nolo Press books at the Library
  • California and Sonoma County laws, courts, and forms

Library Commission meeting rescheduled

Mark your calendarThe September 2011 Regular Library Commission meeting which was to be held at the Rincon Valley Regional Library on September 7 at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the same location.
Commission info page

Service resumes in Sonoma

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library is scheduled to open in its temporary quarters at 252 West Spain Street on Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m.

Any items that were due back at Sonoma Valley Library during the closure can be returned, without late fines, when the temporary library opens.

Location and hours of the temporary location

New to read and research online

New to Read and Research OnlineThe Library has negotiated a new contract for a package of online resources for you to use through our website. Not only does this new package bring us a significant cost savings, it also brings you more to read and research online -- all free with your library card.

Check out our full lineup of online reading and research and homework helpers!

Library hours change; Sonoma Valley update

Libraries will be closed Mondays, and all regional libraries will be open Wednesday nights, starting next week.
-View the updated schedule of library hours
-View the press release

The date has been set for Sonoma Valley Library to open in its new temporary location at Burlingame Hall. The temporary location will open Tuesday, August 23. Update 8/12/2011: The temporary location will open on a date to be announced.
-View Sonoma branch information