NEWS AND EVENTS
Visit our Library Events Calendar to see and register for Library programs & activities!
Library Artist Display
Don't forget to check out the Library's Featured Artist each month!
Library Technology Upgrades
The Paso Robles City Library recently underwent technology upgrades designed to provide better customer service. Among them are the addition of a 15-minute express Internet computer for those quick checks of email, printing of tickets,etc. Two other upgrades will increase customer privacy by first, allowing patrons to hide their screens from view if they need to leave their computers for short periods of time andsecond, by erasing all patron documents once the patron has logged out.
An exciting new change is the addition of wireless printing. Customers can now send print jobs to the Library from their homes, laptops or devices. Printouts can be picked up the same business day at the Library during open hours.
For more information on wireless printing, call the Library Reference Desk at 805-237-3870.
City Library Adult Coloring Club
Who says coloring is just for children?
With all the summer craziness just beginning, come join the Library’s Adult Coloring Club on Friday, June 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, and relax.
Why color? According to ABC News, coloring provides quiet and focus, reducing stress by stimulating the part of the brain that causes relaxation. The process of coloring has the same therapeutic qualities as meditation. Coloring in a group allows you to add socializing to the mix while you create. During the Library’s Coloring Club, staff provide coloring tips and challenges to add to the fun. Already a part of the coloring phenomenon? Feel free to bring your own materials and join in the fun at the Library. No signups are necessary for the coloring club, and all materials are provided.
Volunteer of the Year - 2016 & 2017!
Library volunteers Mary Walters and Anne Bell were honored as the Library Volunteer of the Year 2016 and 2017, respectively, at the Paso Robles City Library’s volunteer reception on Wednesday, May 17.
Walters began her service to the Paso Robles City Library in 2008; in addition to providing excellent customer service at the Circulation Desk she has assisted with numerous library programs and events over the years. She has also been very active in helping with community events, such as BookPlates!, a library fundraising event, Paso ArtsFest, a community art extravaganza, and the city’s 125th anniversary celebration.
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Bell began her service to the library in 2012 and has been a tireless supporter of the Friends of the Library since. She is the current President of the Friends organization, manages all aspects of the gift store, including purchasing merchandize and the sale of donated items; organizes and oversees the book sales; and heads the Friends Holiday Extravaganza. Last April, she was honored by the City Council for serving more hours than any other volunteer in the City.
"A model program for libraries throughout the State, the Paso Robles Library Volunteer Program demonstrates that we are truly a library by the people, for the people. Day in and day out, the dedication of our volunteers allows us to provide our community with value-added programs and services."
Previous winners are Jean Schubert, 2002; Janine Kramer, 2003; Audrey Krauss 2004; Ann Martinez, 2005; Denise Surber, 2006; Joan Case, 2007; Mike Reagan, 2008; Cappy Culver, 2009; Nan Madding, 2010; Bill Dupree, 2011; Jean Schweitzer, 2012; Nancy Stephens, 2013; Shirley Gray, 2014; and Jan York, 2015. Mary Walters, 2016 and Anne Bell, 2017 have been added to the perpetual plaque in the Library.
The annual volunteer reception recognizes the 100-plus Library volunteers and the 14,000-plus hours they contribute each year in pursuit of excellence in library service. For more information about volunteering in the City Library, please click here or call Volunteer Coordinator Suzanne, 237-3870.
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