Library News

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

Lobo in the Library

Seawolves mascot Lobo has a tale for you
Have you seen Lobo in your library? The Sonoma State University mascot is on tour in July to visit libraries around the county during the 2011 Summer Reading Club. Tour dates are listed on the SSU Seawolves website.

Sonoma Valley Library Remodeling

Under Construction

NEW - see the Remodeling Update 7/8/2011
10/13/2011: Please see the Sonoma Valley Regional Library for the most current information including hours, location, and map.

Service at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library will be moved to a temporary location for several months while the library building is remodeled.

Library closes: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Library reopens in temporary location: Date to be announced, mid- to late August

Information about the temporary location during remodeling

Address: 252 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: Unchanged
Hours: Unchanged

Last hold request delivery at Sonoma Valley Library: July 5. Items can still be requested for delivery to Sonoma Valley Library. Any item sent after July 5 will be available for pickup at the temporary location when it opens.

Items checked out by July 16: Not due until the temporary location opens.

Item returns after July 16: Return drop box will be available after July 16 at the temporary location. Return box will be available at the Napa Street location until July 29 and will move to the temporary location starting July 30.

Please check the library branch page and local media such as the Press Democrat and Sonoma Index-Tribune for updates.

New for kids: Watch, read, learn with BookFLIX

BookFLIXThanks to a special statewide program this year, the Library has received free access to BookFLIX from Scholastic. With BookFLIX, kids can read a book right on the computer by flipping the pages on the screen. Each book is paired with a storybook video to watch.

More info about BookFLIX

Click here to read a book now
(you will need your library card number to use this from home)

New library hours July 31

Hours at most libraries are changing effective July 31, 2011:

  • All libraries will be closed Monday.
  • Regional libraries will have evening hours one day a week and morning hours five days a week.
  • Most libraries will close at 4 on Saturday.

Calendar of hours effective July 31

Teens, kids, and babies: read this summer

You Are HereSummer reading is not just for kids! If you're going into the 7th - 12th grade, there's a summer reading program just for you. Register for Teen Read 2011, read books, and win prizes!

New this year, the Library introduces the Rubber Ducky Club, our new baby summer reading program. Designed for parents and their babies aged birth to 35 months, this is a great way to get into the habit of reading with baby.
Rubber Ducky!

- More about Teen Read
- More about Children's Summer Reading
- More about the Rubber Ducky Club

Summer Reading starts June 1

Get ready for Summer Reading 2011!
Signups start Wednesday, June 1 at all regional libraries.
Print out this coloring page, color it in, and hang it on your fridge to remind you.

Baby Summer Reading too! New this year, we have a special reading club just for parents and their babies from birth to 35 months.

One World, Many StoriesCheck the Summer Reading info page for updates and more information.

Correction 6/1/2011: signups start Wednesday, June 1. That's today! We hope to see you!