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BRANCH EVENTS

Classroom
Fri, Oct 20, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
We don't just read and discuss books for this club but also read articles or listen to podcast episodes (we promise they'll be short!). 

See the Adult Reference Desk for each month's materials and if you have any questions or suggestions!

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Join us for our 4th Annual Pumpkin Day! Enjoy spooky stories, games, a craft*, a costume contest & more! Kids, bring your own bag for candy stations*! For ages 12 and under. *As supplies last for the first 150 kids!

Click here for more events!


Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Oct 21, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Sun, Oct 22, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Participants of this 6-week program will explore rhythm, beats, and expressions through the art of DJ-ing.

This is a 6-week program for ages 13 to 17. Registration is required. Please call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up.


Adult Section
Sun, Oct 22, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

At this workshop we will write and examine the elements of our literary creations. Registration is required, call the Library at 760-564-4767. For ages 18 and older.

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Classroom
Mon, Oct 23, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
La Quinta Reads Book Club (Adults) Select Mondays at 11:30am Sign up to read one of the books on our list or just come and tell us about whatever you've been reading!

Register at the Adult Reference Desk to sign up and view the book list or call the Library. For ages 18 and older.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 24, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This month's topic is "Edible Gardening with Permaculture Design" with Master Gardener Susan Krings.

Learn how to establish a reliable edible garden based on perennials, applicable to container gardening on the patio and expansion to an entire landscape.

(Presented by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers)


Children's Area
Tue, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 24, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

This month's book is "Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures" by Maggie Stiefvater. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

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Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Thu, Oct 26, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 26, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Oct 26, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Thu, Oct 26, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Due to high demand, we have added another day for our Escape Room! Call the Library today to sign up for a time slot! For ages 18 and up.

Can you escape from Doctor Jekyll's Laboratory, Sherlock's Study, and Dracula's castle? Test your intellect and teamwork! For ages 18 and up.

This program is free, but you MUST call the Library to sign up for a time slot.


This event is part of La Quinta Library's Booktoberfest 2017: a celebration of books, beer and good cheer. For more Booktoberfest 2017 events, click here.



Classroom
Thu, Oct 26, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Can you escape from Doctor Jekyll's Laboratory, Sherlock's Study, and Dracula's castle? Test your intellect and teamwork! For ages 18 and up.

This program is free, but you MUST call the Library to sign up for a time slot.


This event is part of La Quinta Library's Booktoberfest 2017: a celebration of books, beer and good cheer. For more Booktoberfest 2017 events, click here.



Classroom
Fri, Oct 27, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Children's Area
Sat, Oct 28, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Children's Area
Sun, Oct 29, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we create practical crafts for everyday use!
For all ages.
Sign-ups are required so call the library at 760-564-4767 today!


Children's Area
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 31, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Oct 31, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Nov 01, 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 02, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 02, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Sat, Nov 04, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sat, Nov 04, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.  

For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 07, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 07, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Nov 07, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Nov 08, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pajama Tales will be held on the patio (weather permitting) so bring blankets and a sweater!

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah!


Children's Area
Thu, Nov 09, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 09, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Nov 09, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Nov 10, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Think (ages 13-17) Fridays at 4:00pm Meet up with friends and discover new ways to see the world. Different activities every month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 14, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 14, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Nov 14, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Thu, Nov 16, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 16, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Nov 16, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Sat, Nov 18, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Nov 18, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Mon, Nov 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Classroom
Tue, Nov 21, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Sat, Nov 25, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Children's Area
Sun, Nov 26, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we create practical crafts for everyday use!
For all ages.
Sign-ups are required so call the library at 760-564-4767 today!


Children's Area
Tue, Nov 28, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This month's topic is "Raised-bed Vegetable Gardening" with Master Gardeners Bob & Suzanne Adamson.

Reduce bending over while gardening by planting and caring for your vegetables in raised beds where the quality of soil is yours to determine. This can be done on a concrete surface.

(Presented by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers)


Children's Area
Tue, Nov 28, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Thu, Nov 30, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 30, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Nov 30, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Sat, Dec 02, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sat, Dec 02, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.  

For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Tue, Dec 05, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Dec 05, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Dec 05, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Dec 06, 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!

Children's Area
Thu, Dec 07, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Dec 07, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Dec 07, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Dec 08, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Think (ages 13-17) Fridays at 4:00pm Meet up with friends and discover new ways to see the world. Different activities every month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Classroom
Tue, Dec 12, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Dec 13, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pajama Tales will be held on the patio (weather permitting) so bring blankets and a sweater!

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah!


Thu, Dec 14, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Sat, Dec 16, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Dec 16, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Mon, Dec 18, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Classroom
Tue, Dec 19, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


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Mon, Oct 16 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 17 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
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Fri, Oct 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 22 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Branch manager
Sue Duran
Address
78-275 Calle Tampico
La Quinta
California 92253
Tel: (760) 564-4767
Fax: (760) 771-0237
Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.  

Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.

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InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac® General Reference Center Gold
InfoTrac® General Reference Center Gold
Periodical, newspaper and reference articles from over 5,000 publications on such diverse topics as humanities, art, current events, technology and general interest topics. Full-text articles from over 3,000 periodicals.
¡Informe!
¡Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.

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