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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...
Santa Monica, California – For the seventh year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries. The Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service 2016 ratings, announced...
In California almost one out of ten Spanish speaking immigrants never had the opportunity to learn to read and write in their native language. Los Angeles County hosts twelve percent (222,230) of Spanish-speaking adult immigrants (American Community Survey 2009-2011). These...