Announcements


Library Now Open for Curbside Service
June 6, 2020

The time has finally arrived—we are open for curbside service on Mondays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sorry, no patrons can come inside just yet, but you can call (805) 481-4131 and let us know what your favorite genre is or your favorite author, and let our dedicated volunteer librarians help.

Staff will practice social distancing as well as wear masks and gloves.

One more thing to note, for the safety of our volunteers and that of the community, no book donations will be accepted until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.



Library to Remain Closed Until Further Notice
March 23, 2020

Due to public health advisories about COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our patrons and our volunteers, the library will remain closed until further notice. Please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.



Library to Close Temporarily as a Precaution
March 15, 2020

Due to increasing concerns over the COVID-19 crisis, the library will be closed for two weeks as of March 16 in alignment with the Lucia Mar Unified School District.

We are erring on the side of an abundance of caution as many of our volunteers fall into the most vulnerable category due to age demographic. We want to make sure we are protecting them as well as our patrons.

Unfortunately, our closure dates extend into what would normally be our Meet the Author event on March 25. That will be rescheduled for a future date.

Any books already checked out will be automatically renewed.

We hope all of you stay healthy and have plenty of books on hand to read. We would love it if you stayed in touch with us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GroverBeachLibrary/. It won’t be the same as seeing so many of you in person, but it is a way to remain connected. Updates on the reopening of the library will also be posted there.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your continued understanding and support.

See you all in the stacks soon.



Meet the Author: Rolynn Anderson
June 23, 2019

Rolynn Anderson, author of suspense stories spiked with romance, will be at the Grover Beach Community Library June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.
She will read from her work, sign books, and answer questions. Wine and refreshments will be served. 

Rolynn describes herself as Scandinavian, Army brat, wife, English teacher, high school principal, golfer, boater, world traveler, and author. She delights in creating imperfect characters faced with extraordinary, transforming challenges. Her hope: You'll devour her ‘makeover’ romantic suspense/mystery novels in the wee hours of the morning because her stories, settings, and characters capture your imagination and your heart. Rolynn is the author of Last Resort, Lie Catchers, Fear Land, Bad Lies, and Cézanne’s Ghost as well as the funeral planner suspense trio Fadeout, Swoon, and Faint.



Meet the Author: Lani Steele
April 21, 2019

Los Osos resident Lani Steele, poet and mystery writer, will be at the library on May 1 from 7 - 9 p.m.
She will read from her work, sign books, and answer questions. Wine and refreshments will be served. 


Steele's short mystery stories have appeared in Red Herring, Mystery Magazine, Sisters in Crime Anthology Deadlines, and will be included in a forthcoming holiday murder anthology. She has also published the novel Absence Is No Alibi, and writes and shares poetry through readings and publication. Her poetry books include Crowded With Ghosts and A Plague Of Angels. Steele is happy to be a supporter of the Poetry in the Schools program.



Meet Local Author Barbara M. Hodges
March 31, 2019

Join us at the library on Wednesday, April 3 from 7 - 9 pm as we welcome Barbara M Hodges and enjoy...
  • A reading by the author
  • Book signings
  • Wine and refreshments
  • Q & A and conversation

Barbara M Hodges
Author of suspense, fantasy, and children's books.

Barbara M Hodges is the author or co-author of 14 works of fiction. She lives on the central coast of California with her husband Jeff and two rescue basset hounds, Heidi and Monty. Barbara is involved with basset hound rescue, and you will always find a basset hound in her stories. Barbara loves to tell a good story and writes in many genres. Her latest releases are a children's picture book, The Adventures of Monty, and a paranormal suspense, Hounded by Death. The Adventures of Monty tells the story of how Monty joined their family and Hounded by Death introduces the reader to a bakery owner who talks to spirits.

Follow Barbara on Facebook or visit her website to learn more about her books.



Special Storytime Guest Reader
August 14, 2017

Meet Heather Houston. Heather was one of our eager readers in the Youth Summer Reading Program, finishing a total of 18 books -- 3 times the amount needed to win a prize! Heather then donated the books she read to our library because she wanted other readers to have a chance to enjoy them the way she had.

Recently, at the library's regular Storytime, Heather took the plunge and read out loud to a group for her first time! Heather is pictured here, with our dedicated children's librarian Maria Dowdy, finding her voice as she reads to others.

We look forward to helping your child become a library superstar, just like Heather.




Summer Reading Program Successfully Concludes
July 26, 2017

The Grover Beach Community Library recently completed another successful Summer Reading Program with seventeen youngsters having read a total of 133 books, and those who read six books in six weeks were duly rewarded with a gift certificate from In-N-Out Burger. The youngest reader was five years old and the oldest was 15. A seven-year-old girl had the honor of reading eighteen books, the most of any reader. Barbara Nicolls, Library Volunteer and coordinator of the program said, “Since the beginning of this program in 2010, this summer was the most successful we have ever had. We are so proud of our readers!” Nicolls went on to describe that beginning readers read illustrated books, then books become more difficult for readers depending upon their age: story books, chapter books and for some advanced readers, young adult classics such as Robinson Crusoe.



May is Fine Free Month!

Do you have a book from the Grover Beach Community Library that's been under your bed for the last three years? If so, now's the time to bring it in! During the month of May, overdue books from the Grover Beach Community Library can be returned and the fines waived as long as the book is still in acceptable condition. Remember: this only applies to books from the Grover Beach Community Library, and they must be returned to our library.

Can't find the book? Dog ate the first chapter? Don't despair! Even though this program only applies to overdue fines and not those for lost or damaged books, contact the library and we'll by happy to discuss how you can get your account back in good standing.



New Storage Shed

Susan Glass, a volunteer for the Grover Beach Community Library, found a place to donate some of her recent inheritance: a much needed storage shed for the library.




Fresh and New!


Thanks to the generous grant from County Supervisor Adam Hill, we just completed a month long refurbishment of the front lobby and the Teen Read section of the library. We covered up the old paneling, plaster coated all the walls and painted them a fresh sage green. When you come to the library again, just look for the new red door. We upgraded all the woodwork in the lobby which gives it a bright and friendly appearance for all. It’s a much more lively place to choose a book, meet a friend and work.

We are offering the same great programs as we did before we closed. Reading 2 Rover for children that have reading issues is still offered weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00. Every Monday morning at 10:30 am is Children’s Storybook Time with several of our wonderful volunteer readers. If one of the local teachers wishes to have a class tour and reading experience, it can be arranged by calling the library at 481-4131.

The Senior Book Break is really having a great time discussing genres of their choosing. While the library was closed they met at a local coffee shop so they did not have to miss a single meeting. They will continue with their current choice of genre, as posted in the library, every second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am. If a senior is interested or you know a senior that would enjoy and benefit from this group, give us a call. We can help with transportation issues.