Our Doors are Open! Grab & Go Service at 7 Locations
Come in for a quick browse, to pick up your holds, or to use our express computers. Visit the Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, and San Luis Obispo libraries Tuesday through Saturday, 9a–5p.
Our staff is ready to help you find what you’re looking for! Per State and County guidelines, we require face coverings and we ask that you limit your visits to 30 minutes.
It's good to be back!
Healthy Eating for New Parents with Dawn Wilt
TUES, MAY 11 | 10:30a
LIVE VIA ZOOM
Happy Mother's Day! Get meal plans, get answers to specific questions, and get a copy of the book Parents Need to Eat Too.
Citizen Science: Globe Observer Land Cover
THURS, MAY 20 | 1p
LIVE VIA ZOOM
Learn how to use the Adopt a Pixel app to photograph the landscape and match your observations to satellite data.
Book to Action: Jason Reynolds Author Talk
WEDS, MAY 26 | 6p LIVE WEBCAST
We go live with Jason Reynolds, bestselling author of Stamped and National Ambassador for Young Peoples' Literature, to discuss writing, antiracism, and working with kids all over the US.
Dungeons & Dragons
SAT, MAY 29 | 6p
Space is limited! Register now for this Tales & Tails online summer program for adults.
We've compiled a list of recent titles from contemporary AAPI authors. Be sure to log in at SLOlibrary.org to place your holds.
New Books Coming Soon
New fiction and nonfiction hit the shelves this month. Be sure to log in at SLOlibrary.org to place your holds.
New Movies + TV
This month's top DVDs. Be sure to log in atSLOlibrary.orgto place your holds.
What's Your Next Read?
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Kids & Teens
Meet Jason Reynolds
'Here's what I know: I know there are a lot — A LOT — of young people who hate reading. I know that many of these book haters are boys. I know that many of these book-hating boys, don't actually hate books, they hate boredom. If you are reading this, and you happen to be one of these boys, first of all, you're reading this so my master plan is already working (muahahahahahaha) and second of all, know that I feel you. I REALLY do. Because even though I'm a writer, I hate reading boring books too.' From his website Jasonwritesbooks.com
Don't miss Jason's story at our live online event on May 26 at 6pm!
Tale Trail: The Three Billy Goats Buenos
Browse a different picture book at SLO City parks this spring! This month, read Three Billy Goats Buenos, by Susan Middleton Elya at De Vaul Park.
Traveling Lantern Theatre: Caterpillar Hunter
SUN, MAY 9
Based on the beloved character of the late Steve Irwin, the Caterpillar Hunter shrinks himself and sets off to explore the terrain, pursuing elusive bugs and strange herbage in the wild recesses of a common North American vegetable garden.
Book to Action: ASK the Author Video Challenge
DEADLINE MAY 10
Record a video of yourself asking super-cool author Jason Reynolds a question about writing or about his latest book for teens, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Then post it to your favorite social media channel. Tag us at #slocountylibraries or just email us at at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your video could be featured on our live webcast with Jason on May 26 at 6pm!
Tales & Tails: Summer Reading is Coming!
JUNE 1–JULY 31
Check out our calendar for a sneak peek of what's happening this summer.
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