Library Now Open for Limited Access

We are excited to report that after several weeks of “pick up” only operations, the State of California has decreed that we may open to the public with limited access.

We will keep the same hours as the curbside service of Monday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. allowing our volunteer librarians to comfortably interface with the public under these present circumstances. As conditions determine and demand increases, extended hours will be considered.

Only 5 patrons, including children, may be present in the library at once. All patrons are requested to wear a mask and gloves. Please return books in the outside book drop.

Library Now Open for Curbside Service

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.

Special Storytime Guest Reader

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

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.