Effective Friday, June 3, 2022, all visitors to City facilities will be required to wear a face mask indoors.
Summer Library Program!
FREE Summer Library Program at the San Leandro Public Library!
Have fun reading, learning, and exploring this summer, from June 4-August 1, 2022.
Earn badges to enter the weekly prize drawing. Finish 8 badges for a completion prize, grand prize drawing entry and a ticket to a special finisher event: the Summer Carnival for Kids on 8/6, Teen Mystery Party on 8/12, or Adult Party on 8/13!
How It Works:
Join online or pick up a reading log booklet at the San Leandro Library starting June 4
Read, attend a Library event, or complete a fun activity to earn the weekly badge and enter the prize drawing. You can earn a different badge each week.
Main and Manor Branch Library will be closed on Monday June 20th in observance of Juneteenth day.
New Paperback Collection
You can now find all our new adult paperbacks in the first-floor new book area! Find the hottest new paperback titles all in one place!
Library will be a polling place in June.
June 4 ~ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
June 5 ~ 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
June 6 ~ 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
June 7 ~ 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Do you currently have a San Leandro Public Library hotspot or Tech2Go kit with a hotspot checked out? Please note that all our hotspots are in the process of being switched to a new internet provider. We are working closely with our hotspot vendor to recall all our hotspots to have them fully replaced. This means that there will be a low supply available for checkout as we wait for the new ones to arrive. If your device loses its data connection, it means that it is either overdue, or we needed to have the device replaced immediately. We appreciate your patience as we make this transition!
Celebrate Pride Month
Screening of Paris is Burning documentary
Thursday June 16, 6:30pm at the Main Library
Celebrate Pride Month at the San Leandro Public Library with a movie screening of Paris is Burning (76 minutes, R). This documentary follows New York City’s African American and Latinx drag-ball scene in the 1980s. Learn about the fashion “houses” as they battle on the dance floor while facing real life struggles of homophobia, racism, Aids, and poverty. This film is rated R and suitable for adults 17+. This is a free event, no registration necessary.
San Leandro Sesquicentennial
Swing by the library as part of your Cherry Parade celebrations and participate in our Cherry City History Hunt. Look through our aisles for photos, facts and clues about the early Cherry Festivals.
There, There Book Discussion
On June 18 join us virtually for a book discussion of There There, our last book discussion for our community read program.
June 21, 6:00 pm
On June 21 6-7:30pm join us for a PowWow with Bay Area American Indian Council in front of the library
90s Trivia Night
June 30, 6:30 pm
Join us Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 at the Main Library for an evening of 90's trivia questions, prizes and light refreshments.
June Activities at the San Leandro History Museum
320 W. Estudillo Ave
Drop in on Wednesdays at the Museum for free activities for kids connected to San Leandro history
June 22, 1:30pm: Ohlone Activities
June 29, 1:30pm: Yema Po Cookie Archeology
Find our schedule of events for all ages on ourwebsite calendar and social media!
My Garden of a Thousand Bees Screening
Monday, June 27, 6:30 pm
Join us in watching a stunning up-close look at bees in the PBS documentary My Garden of a Thousand Bees (53 minutes, TV-G).
Author/Chef Event: Bryant Terry, Author of Black Food
Saturday, July 2, 12:00 pm
Join us for a chat with Bryant Terry, author of Black food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora. There will be a cooking demonstration, conversation, and book signing. Check our website calendar for more details about this event.
Free Summer Activities for Kids
Programs at the Main Library
Tinker Tots for Ages 2-5: Thursdays at 10:30am
Thursday, June 16: Muffin Man show with JellyJam Time
Thursday, June 23: Let's Play!
Thursday, June 30: Visit from the Oakland Zoo Mobile
Kid's Club for Grades 1-6: Thursdays at 1:30pm
June 16, 1:30pm: Native Bird Connection & DIY Bird Feeder
June 23, 1:30pm: Catch-A-Beat with Tina Rogers
June 30, 1:30pm: Encanto & DIY Fairy Doors
Registration opens one week in advance of each class.
Programs at Manor Branch Library
1241 Manor Blvd.
Arts & Crafts with the Family
June 6, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us for a fun evening of arts and crafts. We will have rock painting and watercolor painting; coloring and you can contribute to our mural. Individuals as well as families are all welcome for this creative event.
June 13 3:30-4:15 pm
Join us as we follow this week's theme of the Summer Library Program: Nature. We will be reading a few books followed by a craft. We will make Nature Suncatchers. We welcome children ages 2-5 years old and their parents/caregivers who must stay with their child in the program.
Bouncing Butterflies Science Storytime
June 27 3:30-4:30 pm
We will read some insect/nature picture books and then make a balancing butterfly that balances on your finger.
In-person events are subject to change based on current public health guidelines.
We strongly recommend all visitors wear masks.
Now recruiting for Memory Lab volunteers
We are planning a DIY Memory Lab at the Main Library, to open in the coming months. This new resource will provide equipment for patrons to digitize their analog memories such as photos, negatives, and VHS tapes. We are now recruiting for Memory Lab volunteers to assist patrons with the equipment. Do you have experience with AV equipment? Do you have an interest in digitization or in helping patrons? Want to add new tech skills to your resume? Learn more about the Memory Lab Assistant volunteer position and apply!
Project Literacy needs new volunteer tutors! Find out how you can help adults in your community learn to read and write by attending Project Literacy's New Tutor Orientation on Wednesday June 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Zoom. Training is free!