Library Closure Notice (Español)

Dear Patrons,

We are writing with the latest update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on library services. Following the recommendation of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department to maintain aggressive social distancing, the County of SLO Public Libraries will close all libraries today, March 18 until further notice. During this closure, we will continually assess the developing situation to determine the length of the closure. 

  • During this closure all library programs, in-house services, and meetings are cancelled.
  • During this time, due dates for borrowed materials will be automatically extended, no late fees will be assessed, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen. While you can return items to our book drops, please don’t worry about returning materials until we reopen.
  • Our digital library will remain open and available 24/7 at There you can enjoy  eBooksaudiobooksstreaming TV, movie and music serviceslearning classes and digital access to newspapers and magazines.

We will continue to post updates on our social media accounts and will remain in contact via our email newsletter. Your health and safety are of utmost importance, and we will evaluate and adjust as new information becomes available.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your continued understanding and support. For the most current information about the local response to COVID-19 please visit



Storytimes and Library Programs

Storytime is a fun way for your child to get ready to read and for you to meet other parents.

  • Toddler Time Storytime - These storytimes are geared toward those under 3. Lots of singing, fingerplays, short stories, and ideas for early literacy will keep you and your little one moving. Great for wiggly kids!
  • Preschool Storytime – These storytimes are geared toward those 3 to 5. Made for kids who still love to sing and have fun, but are ready for a little longer stories.
  • Bilingual storytime - Join us for stories and songs in Spanish and English.
  • Libros y Cantos -Ven a divertirte con canciones y cuentos en español y inglés.

 If you are planning to bring a group, please contact the library ahead of time to confirm there is enough space. We can make your group’s visit extra special that way!


 Free Children's Museum Pass

 Children ages 2-10 that receive their first County of San Luis Obispo public library card will also receive a free pass to the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum.



A new book about the Paso Robles Children’s Museum is available to borrow for free from the northern County of San Luis Libraries. While this book is checked out it allows the whole family to visit the Paso Robles Children’s Museum as often as they would like for free. Just bring the book along with you and enjoy some great family play time.



 Other Programs

  • Craft Classes - Crafty kids can try one of our preschool, kid, or pre-teen craft classes.
  • Lego workshops – Check out one of our Lego workshops and build something amazing.
  • PAWS to Read - Emergent readers can practice reading to a Therapy Dog at their library.
  • Family Programs - Bring your whole family to one of our amazing library programs. Check our event calendar to find out about free movie nights, concerts, storytelling, and more.


 Preschool Outreach Program

 Library staff can be contacted to provide an entertaining and enriching storytime at local preschools.

 Presentations, Parent Workshops & Community Fairs

 In an effort to promote library use and reading, youth services staff can give presentations on using library services, children's literature, pre-literacy skills, the importance of reading out loud to children and tips on how to have fun doing so. Library staff may be available to share crafts and distribute information on library programs, resources and services at local events.


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Contact Us

If you are interested in scheduling a Library outreach program with your site, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 805-781-4796.



 Youth Services Librarian

 Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer





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