May 1, 2021
Summer Youth Library Leadership Program Applications
Virtual leadership opportunity for teens
Apr 30, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month
Find local and national mental health resources.
Apr 29, 2021
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders
Apr 19, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Computer appointments available at select locations
One-hour appointments available Tuesdays through Saturdays
Apr 19, 2021
Library Reopening Plans
Sacramento Public Library reopens select locations with limited occupancy.
Apr 13, 2021
This month in adult books: April 2021
Reading recommendations for adults
Apr 13, 2021
This Month in Teen Books: April 2021
Reading recommendations for teens
Apr 13, 2021
This Month in Kids' Books: April 2021
Reading recommendations for kids.
Apr 5, 2021
Standing with the AAPI Community
Standing up against racism, xenophobia and social injustice
Mar 17, 2021
A lifelong love of learning and reading
From the director's desk
Mar 16, 2021
This month in Kids' Books: March 2021
Reading recommendations for kids
Mar 16, 2021
This Month in Books for Teens: March 2021
Reading recommendations for teens
Mar 12, 2021
Deaf History Month
Celebrating the achievements and contributions of people who are deaf and hard of hearing to American society
Mar 11, 2021
This Month in Books for Adults: March 2021
Reading recommendations for adults
Mar 11, 2021
Bookmobile Fridays in Orangevale
Mobile library to make weekly visits to Orangevale Community Center 
Mar 9, 2021
Teen volunteer opportunties
Teen volunteers needed for Virtual Homework Zone
Mar 8, 2021
24-hour book drops now open at select locations
Book drops are available all day, every day at select locations
Feb 18, 2021
Day of Remembrance
On February 19, we pause and observe the Day of Remembrance of Japanese Internment
Feb 18, 2021
Annual Report demonstrates library's impact in FY 19/20
Sacramento Public Library FY 19/20 Annual Report
Feb 17, 2021
This month in Youth Books: February 2021
Reading recommendations for kids
Feb 17, 2021
Dunbar Dyson Beck: Renaissance Master of Poverty Ridge
Join us for a virtual event on March 23 co-sponsored and facilitated by the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library and Sacramento Art Deco Society
Feb 17, 2021
This month in Teen Books: February 2021
Reading recommendations for teens
Feb 16, 2021
Connections are what matter most
From the director's desk
Feb 12, 2021
Curbside Pickup & Return Service Now Available
Updated hours for curbside pickup and return of library materials 
Feb 11, 2021
Baby Storytime videos bring early learning to Instagram
Tips for new caregivers to build confidence and have fun with their baby
Feb 11, 2021
Introducing Virtual Health Education Classes
Partnership with Health Net brings health education programs to the library
Feb 10, 2021
Feb 2, 2021
Recordando a Pura Belpré

Reconocida autora, narradora, y la primera bibliotecaria Puertorriqueña/Latina de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York

Feb 2, 2021
Remembering Pura Belpré
Renowned author, storyteller, and first Puerto Rican/Afro-Latina librarian at the New York Public Library
Jan 29, 2021
Celebrating Black History Month
Reflections and resources to celebrate Black History Month
Jan 24, 2021
Library Galleria to serve as a nighttime warming center on January 25
Providing a safe and warm place for the community
Jan 21, 2021
Inspiring hope
From the director's desk
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
National Day of Racial Healing
Creating a more just and equitable world
Jan 14, 2021
I Street Press helps new authors self-publish their work
I Street Press adds to the local history collection
Jan 13, 2021
Sensory Storytimes now available online
Sensory Storytime supports early learning through stories, rhymes and songs
Jan 11, 2021
Sacramento librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award from American Library Association
Addie Estrada-Huerta recognized with national public service honor 
Jan 11, 2021
Dec 29, 2020
Wi-Fi hotspots bridging the digital divide
Library to distribute Wi-Fi hotspots to City of Sacramento residents
Dec 29, 2020
Library Galleria to serve as a nighttime warming center on Dec. 29
Providing a safe and warm place for the community
Dec 21, 2020
Valley Hi-North Laguna, Elk Grove and North Natomas Libraries to temporarily close for maintenance
Material handling system will be installed and upgraded to check-in and distribute items more efficiently
Dec 21, 2020
This month in Teen Books: December 2020
Reading recommendations for December 2020
Dec 17, 2020
Beginnings and endings
From the director's desk
Dec 16, 2020
Explore our world language collections and materials 
Supporting our communities through multilingual collection and English language learner resources
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 9, 2020
Family health kits and senior health kits to be offered at select locations from December 15 through January 7
Family health kits and senior health kits are limited quantities and only available for give away via curbside service
Nov 18, 2020
Fall 2020 Graduates
Meet the newest Career Online High School graduates
Nov 16, 2020
From the director's desk
Nov 16, 2020
Fine Forgiveness
Library to waive fines on materials for a limited time
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.
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 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
Virtual workshops support educators during distance learning
Series spotlights diverse e-books, STEM resources, middle school and high school resources and more
Aug 11, 2020
Mobile services brings the library to families and seniors
New safety procedures in place including face-coverings and social distancing
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
Wi-Fi 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 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 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.