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Santa Monica – The 88th Annual Summer Reading Program has officially ended, and the results are in! Amount of minutes read has increased compared to last year: Children and teens read over 2,400,000 minutes Adults read over 500,000 minutes Completion rate...
Santa Monica – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. A big welcome to soon to be new users and thank you to our continued users. For those of you who aren’t sure if a Library card is worth it, here are a...
On July 2, 2018 Santa Monica Public Library started a new initiative designed to encourage children and teens to use, or return to, the Library.  The Fine Free program will allow youth (age 0-18) who are Santa Monica Public Library...
  Santa Monica, CA –  Saturday, June 16, 2018 marked the end of the Santa Monica Reads program. The 16th Annual Santa Monica Reads, sponsored by the Santa Monica Public Library and the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library,...
At a recent supervisors’ meeting we asked the supervisors to think about the four focus areas and how their work connected with those focus areas. Here are their responses. At the April 2018 staff meeting staff thought and wrote about...
Santa Monica, California – On Friday, May 4, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Santa Monica Public Library presented Fierce Friday, the kickoff event for the annual YALLWEST Young Adult Book Festival. The Library’s exclusive, after-hours preview event features 18 of...
The 16th Annual Santa Monica Reads is here! The Santa Monica Public LIbrary is excited to have Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D.  Houston’s book, which is currently celebrating its 45th anniversary , as the 2018 SMR pick. Farewell to...
Calling all Comic Book lovers, fans, and enthusiasts! Since 2002, thousands of comic book shops around the world have given out millions of free comic books on the first Saturday in May. Santa Monica Public Library joins the fun with...
The Fairview Branch will be presenting their first ever ‘Your Story’ Project this week as part of a Moth inspired storytelling night. Seating is limited and free tickets will be available thirty minutes before performance. Event takes place on Mar....
Hello, Santa Monica.  In the off chance you’ve not stopped by the Main Library and met me, my name is Jennifer and I’m one of the newer Librarians at Santa Monica Public Library.  I love my job and getting to...