News & Stories

Nov 18, 2020
Computer appointments available at select locations
One-hour appointments available Tuesdays through Saturdays
Nov 18, 2020
Valley Hi-North Laguna Library to temporarily close for maintenance
Material handling system will be installed to check-in and distribute items more efficiently
 
Nov 18, 2020
Fall 2020 Graduates
Meet the newest Career Online High School graduates
Nov 17, 2020
Library Reopening
Sacramento Public Library reopens 20 locations with limited occupancy
Nov 16, 2020
Fine Forgiveness
Library to waive fines on materials for a limited time
Nov 16, 2020
Gratitude
From the director's desk
Oct 15, 2020
Voting at the library
From the director's desk
Oct 14, 2020
Library staff support Census 2020 with community outreach
The final day to complete the 2020 Census is October 15.
Oct 7, 2020
24-hour book drops now open at select locations
Book drops are available all day, every day at select locations
Sep 16, 2020
Navigating Together
From the director's desk
Sep 15, 2020
Talking: A key early learning activity
A conversation with a young child can take a lot of twists and turns.
Sep 14, 2020
Supporting literacy in our communities
Committed to advancing literacy in our community and to the work we do every day
Aug 26, 2020
Curbside Pickup Service Available at 26 Locations
Updated hours for curbside pickup and return of library materials 
Aug 17, 2020
Building a lifelong love of reading
From the director's desk
Aug 17, 2020
Library Master Plan process underway
Take our community survey and share your priorities and ideas
Aug 12, 2020
Find books, homework help and more in Spanish
Discover a variety of resources in Spanish at the library
Aug 12, 2020
Supporting Early Learning at Home
Five everyday activities to support early learning with young children
Aug 11, 2020
Mobile services brings the library to families and seniors
New safety procedures in place including face-coverings and social distancing
Aug 11, 2020
Virtual workshops support educators during distance learning
Series spotlights diverse e-books, STEM resources, middle school and high school resources and more
Aug 10, 2020
Get back-to-school ready
Find materials to support learning at the library
Aug 7, 2020
Library partners with Scholars Playground on distance learning summer enrichment program
Summer program teaches video game design to middle school students
Jul 31, 2020
Remembering Robbie Waters
Memories of former Councilmember and library advocate
Jul 16, 2020
Looking back and looking forward
From the director's desk
Jul 13, 2020
American Library Association honors Rivkah Sass with Charlie Robinson Award 
Prestigious annual award honors public library directors who are innovative agents for change.
Jun 18, 2020
Bookmobile is back on the road
Bringing books and activities to families and seniors
Jun 16, 2020
What's in a name?
From the director's desk
Jun 16, 2020
Orangevale Library Expansion to Begin July 2020
Expansion will add new amenities and nearly double library footprint
Jun 15, 2020
Library staff lend community support during pandemic
Meeting the needs of the community
Jun 14, 2020
Early Learning Workshop for Families and child care providers
Library partners with Sacramento County Office of Education to host workshop series
Jun 1, 2020
May 21, 2020
Creating Connections
From the directors desk
May 4, 2020
WiFi Buses to close digital divide
RT buses to become free super hotspots during 60-day proof of concept 
Apr 20, 2020
Give for Sacramento Kids
Library & Friends to help local kids on Big Day of Giving
Apr 7, 2020
Virtual Learning: Technology and Engineering
A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
Apr 7, 2020
Virtual Learning: Art & Creativity (Grades PreK-3)
A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
Apr 7, 2020
Virtual Learning: Science and Natural History
A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
Apr 5, 2020
Virtual Learning: Art & Creativity
A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
Apr 3, 2020
Virtual Learning: Science and Zoology
A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
Apr 2, 2020
Virtual Learning: Fun with Math
A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
Apr 1, 2020
Virtual Learning: Science & Social Studies
A daily digest of our favorite at-home learning activities 
Mar 31, 2020
Sacramento Public Library Authority Sues Private Foundation for Fraud, False Advertising and Trademark Infringement
The Library Authority seeks a court-appointed receiver to operate the Sacramento Public Library Foundation, return funds and control management of endowments.
Mar 25, 2020
Welcome to your Virtual Library
Access over 50 online resources including ebooks, magazines, research tools and family activities
Mar 25, 2020
Need a Library Card?

Now is a great time to sign up and get instant access to ebooks, streaming movies and more

Mar 20, 2020
Sacramento Room Online
History at your fingertips
Jan 9, 2020
Sacramento Public Library Announces Record Two Million Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2019
Top 20 public library system worldwide in total digital circulation
Nov 1, 2019
Sacramento Public Library stands for #ebooksforall
Major publisher limits your access
Oct 29, 2019
Library awarded Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize
Major new prize carries $250,000 purse
Oct 22, 2019
Library extends free meal program
Expansion provides meals after school
Oct 16, 2019
Seed Library
Borrow a seed, plant it, and then bring back seeds from the food you grow
Sep 26, 2019
From power washers to telescopes

Library of Things grows

Sep 26, 2019
Library named best place
SN&R readers pick their favorite music venues, art shows and local artists
Sep 26, 2019
Banned Books with Librarian Justin Azevedo
Recognizing your freedom to read.
Sep 25, 2019
Beyond the Books
Sabrina Silva talks with us about how we lend more than just books
Sep 20, 2019
High school diploma program, graduation
The latest class graduates from the library's Career Online Career High School
Sep 3, 2019
Universal preschool is a long way off
Libraries can help in the meantime
Aug 29, 2019
Sacramento’s library chief:
‘We are kind of awesome,’ but there’s work to be done
Aug 27, 2019
New library hours on Sept. 1
Eight libraries adjust hours for improved access
Aug 27, 2019
What is Sacramento reading?
Here are the books we love at libraries across the region
Jul 19, 2019
Rivkah Remarks
Role models matter because they inspire us to do better and be better.
Jul 16, 2019
SMUD Promotes Energy Conservation with Library
Workshop series helps families save money and the environment
Jul 16, 2019
Award-Winning All-Girl Robotics Team Breaking Barriers
Thunderbots help patrons learn about robotics
Jul 15, 2019
Chat now with the library
Library offering greater access with increased hours, new customer-service access and reduced fees
Jul 15, 2019
Library Challenges Sacramento to Read 650,000 Books
How a community reading together can help local kids
Jun 20, 2019
Sign up for Summer Reading
Read for Sacramento kids.
Jun 5, 2019
Taking Pride in the Library
LGBTQ experience reflected in Lavender Collection
May 31, 2019
A Day at the Algonquin Round Table
Who said what? Who wrote what? Fresh gossip from the 1920s
May 31, 2019
The Power of One
Bob Tribe serves as a conduit to the past
May 31, 2019
Images of America: Sacramento
Understand Sacramento’s story from its primary source — the photograph
May 16, 2019
Fast Five with ABC10’s Rob Carlmark
Meet him at this week’s Summer Reading kick-off event
Apr 3, 2019
Austin Kleon shows us how to Keep Going on April 16
Creative block is real. Kleon has 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
Mar 28, 2019
Autism Awareness Month
Event series highlights programs providing greater access
Mar 1, 2019
Library helping hundreds have a magical prom night
Libraries are providing community-donated prom attire and accessories for free at 15 library locations starting in March
Feb 20, 2019
The New York Times Now Available
All you need is an email address and your Library card
Jan 30, 2019
Get to Know Your Library
How the Library’s new website might make you say ahhhhhhhhhh... mazing!
Jan 29, 2019
Jan 11, 2019
According to Us
The best fiction and nonfiction reads of 2018... according to us
Jan 9, 2019
Digitizing a Dig Through History
Hundreds of images added to the Sacramento Room Digital Collection
Jan 9, 2019
What We Read: Social Change & Upheaval in 1969
Donation further expands Sacramento Room's reading trend records
Jan 9, 2019
Mather 100
The City of Sacramento’s lengthy love affair with Mather Field
Jan 9, 2019
Waiting To Be Told: Maud Dorsey
Stories of the people we discover in the archive
Dec 7, 2018
The Joy of Being a Creative Kid
Ina finds her happy place at the Library’s Makerspace
Dec 7, 2018
Local Graduates Join Thousands in New Trend
Program bolsters students and the local economy
Dec 7, 2018
How an Overdue Book Led to a $2 Million Donation
Erin & Heidi Hurst leave a lasting legacy at the Library
Aug 30, 2018
8 Free Online Classes to Boost Your Creative Know-How
Library offers Lynda.com service for everything from photography to game development
Jul 18, 2018
Program Offers Free Meals to Kids During Summer
Fox 40 reports on the goal of this year's summer meal program
Apr 13, 2018
Taking Literature to the Next Level
Tech & Creation | 7-minute read
Jun 15, 2017
Fifth grade and a world of their creation
Walnut Grove students develop video game with the help of the Library
Jan 17, 2013
Digitized Local Historical Maps Now Available Online
Research local history with our collection of historical Sanborn maps of California towns and cities.