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Library Services


Paso Robles Friends of the Library Hosts Spring Book Sale

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April 24- 26, 2014

Friends of the Library (logo)The Paso Robles Friends of the Library hosts its annual Spring Book Sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 24- 26, 2014, in the library conference room, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California.

Thousands of hardcover and paperback books, popular authors, in dozens of genres: romance, suspense, mystery, western, biography, history, other fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, collector sets, cookbooks, DVDs, books on CD, even books on tape and VHS at bargain prices, and buyers pay no sales tax. Shopping will be available to the general public Friday, April 25, 10:00am-7:00pm and Saturday, April 26, 10:00am- 3:00pm.

Read Press Release [PDF]

Brushmarks 2014

Winners Announced!

The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 8th annual juried art exhibit for area teens - Brushmarks 2014.

Best in Show - KOI by Fabian Arellano
Click here to see a slideshow of the Brushmarks finalists.

Best of Show was awarded to Fabian Arellano for Koi

1st Place Meredith Butz for Mushrooms
Alec Stevenson for Mad Hatter
2nd Place Rachel Tomassi for Dark Paradise
Bailey Williams for Anchor in Bloom
3rd Place Molly Cabello for Zenyatta
Elisa Santiago for King with No Crown
4th Place Cedar Marshall for Hana Ko
Jacob Shapero for The Lone Lilly
5th Place Amanda Hale for Victorian Dandy
Sierra Mosely for Montaña de Oro

Honorable Mention

Martha Zavala for Two Birds
Ajjon Tique Zimmerman for Peaceful Winter Scene

This year, to commemorate the city's 125th anniversary, a Special Juror’s Award went to Charlotte Legrand.

Awards were provided and presented by distinguished juror Jack Johnson - winner of numerous regional and national shows - at a reception held Friday, April 4 in the Library/City Hall Conference Room.

Entries accepted into the show will be on display in the Library the month of April. The Library is open Monday-Friday, 10am - 8pm and Saturday, 10am-5pm.

For more information about Brushmarks, call Suzanne,

PEEPS Diorama Contest

Celebrating National Library Week (April 13 –19, 2014)

Celebrate National Library Week at the Paso Robles City Library by bringing your favorite book to life using marshmallow Peeps to create a diorama or shadow box! Download the Rules and Information Flyer

Peeps (TM)

The dioramas must be brought to the library between Monday, March 31st and Saturday, April 12th at 5 PM. They will be on display until at least April 30, 2014. Voting will take place in the library April 14-April 28th. Winners in each category will be decided by popular vote.

Meet the New Children’s Services Librarian!

Children's Library Heather StephensonHeather Stephenson began her career working in entertainment for both Disney and Nickelodeon in their marketing and publicity departments. After relocating to Cambria from Los Angeles, she became the librarian at the Cambria Grammar School, where she has had the joy of working with young readers for the past eight years.

She has recently joined the Paso Robles City Library as the Children's Services Librarian where she looks forward to continuing working with children and helping them discover the magic that a love of books can bring!

Free Tax Prep Assistance in the Library

February 1st through April 5th

The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to offer seniors and low to moderate-income residents free tax-preparation assistance in the Library between February 1 and April 5. One-hour appointments with AARP representatives will be scheduled between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm on each of the ten Saturdays. Call the Library, beginning Monday, January 13, at 237-3870 to schedule an appointment. At the Reference Desk, the Library will also provide assistance for citizens looking for copies of tax forms they may need. Download Press Release [PDF]

New AWE Computer in Children’s Library

Not connected to the Internet and designed specifically for younger children with a primary-color keyboard and smaller mouse, the AWE computer is loaded with many fun and educational preschool games in such subjects as math and problem-solving; science and nature; social science and geography; reading and phonics; writing and computer skills; and music and art.

AWE Children's Computer

Children eight years and younger are invited to sign in at the Children’s Desk for 30-minute blocks of time and enjoy the library’s latest in learning fun!

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