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BRANCH EVENTS

Children's Area
Wed, Sep 18, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
All ages  /  FreeAhoy, me hearties! Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" at the library! Learn some kid-friendly pirate lingo and join in on a treasure hunt as we set sail on the high seas.  

Children's Area
Thu, Sep 19, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Sep 19, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Sat, Sep 21, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Free  /  Ages 13 - 17Share what you're reading this month! Grab a free book just for joining in!For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Classroom
Mon, Sep 23, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Ages 18+  /  Free  /  Registration requiredEach month we have a list of books you can choose from to read and talk about or you can just talk about whatever you've been reading. Think of it like a bookish "show and tell."For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Tue, Sep 24, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Sep 24, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Wed, Sep 25, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ages 8-12  /  FreeThe all new science club for tweens!  Each month we'll explore different scientific topics and conduct experiments. September will feature a volcanic eruption and DIY Lava Bomb Bouncing Balls.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Thu, Sep 26, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Sep 26, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Fri, Sep 27, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Ages 13-17  /  FreeTeen Game Night is a great way to try new games, meet new people, and have an overall great time. Anyone ages 13 to 17 is encouraged to attend. Bring yourself, bring your friends, and have a blast trying new games and fun favorites.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 01, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 01, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 01, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Free / Ages 8-12 / No registrationCalling all Tween Reading Machines! Join us for an all new book club! For our first meeting, please bring your favorite book and tell us all about it! Limited copies of November's book will be available and bookmarks will be available for all!

Classroom
Tue, Oct 01, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important it finds homes for us everywhere" (Rochman, 1993).This four-month book club series for adults and teenagers will have participants reading books representing four different ethnic/cultural groups in America. These books are not meant to be the authoritative source representing all individuals of a culture, but serve as a unique glimpse into the struggles that arise in trying to retain cultural/ethnic identity in America.October's book is "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" by Erika L. Snchez.Sign-up today! Limited copies available.Some copies available in Spanish, discussion conducted in English.*Book has occurrences of: Suicide attempt, depression, anxiety, grief, death, mention of sexual assault, emotional abuse, self-harm, anorexiaFor more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Classroom
Wed, Oct 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Free / Ages 18+ / Registration requiredOctober's discussion will be about "Out in the Open" by Jesús Carrasco. Bring your library cards to check out the book we'll discuss in November.See the Adult Reference Desk to sign up and get a copy or for more information. And if you've already read the book, we invite you to join us!About the book: A young boy has fled his home. He's pursued by dangerous forces. What lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he's fleeing. One night on the road, he meets an old goatherd, a man who lives simply but righteously, and from that moment on, their paths intertwine.

Children's Area
Wed, Oct 02, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Free  /  Ages 8-12  /  No registrationWe are Root. Join Ms.Melissa and discover how things grow! Each month, we'll meet in the library and walk over to the Wellness Center where we have three raised beds for us to farm, from seed to harvest. In October, we'll discuss what sort of garden we should cultivate and what we need to do to get our dirt ready for plants. Limited gardening materials supplied, feel free to bring your own gloves! Mixtape not included.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 03, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 03, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Thu, Oct 03, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Ages 18+  /  Free  /  No registration, bring a group of 4!Test your knowledge at our librarian-hosted trivia night! Bring a group of 4 and your thinking cap for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!Location: The plaza in Old Town La QuintaFor more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Classroom
Sat, Oct 05, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Free  /  Ages 13-17Watch and discuss with other teens who share your passion for Anime.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Classroom
Sun, Oct 06, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Ages 18+ / Free / Registration RequiredWe'll be discussing "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Sign up and pick up your copy.About the book:In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Classroom
Sun, Oct 06, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Ages 18+  /  Free  /  Registration RequiredLimited to 20 students.Having a hard time beating your Writer's Block? Join us as we learn how to polish and develop characters, dialogue, voice, and style through workshop-style critiques. Want more than fiction? This monthly workshop explores the literary art of fiction, non-fiction and poetry!For more programs, visit our Facebook Events page.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 08, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 08, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Tue, Oct 08, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Ages 18+ / Free / Registration requiredJoin us as we discuss "And the Trees Crept In," by Dawn Kurtagich. We'll meet next door at the La Quinta Wellness Center. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk!Here's a quick preview:Stay away from the woods.When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too-questions that Silla can't ignore: Why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer? Who is the beautiful boy who's appeared from the woods? And who is the tall man with no eyes who Nori plays with in the basement at night. a man no one else can see?

Children's Area
Wed, Oct 09, 3:15PM - 4:30PM
Ages 8-12  /  Free  /  Registration required, limited to 6 participants. A parent/guardian must sign a waiver for child participant.Practice reading aloud with our new four-legged and furry volunteer, Rusty the Puggle, an AKC Therapy Dog from Animal Samaritans' Animal Companion Therapy. Sign up for a 10-minute time slot and Read to Rusty. All participants must arrive at 3:15pm for the introductory part of the program which includes an overview of the rules and ways to approach a dog.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 10, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 10, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Thu, Oct 10, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
"Sleep Hygiene: Techniques to Improve Health" Presented by Ramanpreet Brar, MDAges 18+  /  Free  /  Call 760-423-4855 or visit EisenhowerHealth.org/calendar to registerYour memory, mood, the number of sick days you take, and even your risk for a heart attack are all related to the amount of sleep you get each night.  Sleep also leads to more energy, helps you handle stress, and improves overall well-being.  Dr. Brar will discuss good sleep hygiene and ways to improve your health with a better night's sleep.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Classroom
Fri, Oct 11, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Free  /  Ages 13-17Recycled Costume Creation

Classroom
Sat, Oct 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Free / Ages 18+ / Registration requiredWe will be discussing "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson. See the Adult Reference Desk to check out a copy or for more info. Here's a little bit about the book: First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers-and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 15, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Tue, Oct 15, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Ages 18+  /  Free  /  No registrationLearn about how to identify signs, symptoms, and types of diseases in plants and get advice on how to treat them. Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners Ralph and Jim Thompson.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 15, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Tue, Oct 15, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ages 8-11 / Free / Registration Required / Limited to 18October's project will be announced soon!Let's Talk About Art is an educational and artistic workshop with a different topic each month. It is led by local artists from the La Quinta Art Association.

Classroom
Wed, Oct 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Free / Ages 18+ / Registration required.October's theme is: Dark & Stormy Night MysteriesChoose from our list of mystery or thriller novels or discuss one of your own that you think fits the theme.

Children's Area
Wed, Oct 16, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
All ages  /  FreeFirefighters from our local fire department will be visiting to help us recognize Fire Safety Month. They will share tips on how to help keep your family safe, participate in a brief story time and bring Fire Engine 32 for a special show and tell!For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 17, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 17, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Thu, Oct 17, 6:45PM - 8:15PM
Ages 18+  /  Free  /  Sign-ups requiredWho said story time is just for kids? We're hosting an after-hours spooky story time for adults! Come and listen to spine-tingling classics read by our librarians. It's sure to be a fright! Make sure to sign up!For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Sat, Oct 19, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Ages 2-12  /  Free  /  Check-in starts @ 10:00amJoin us for fall festivities including a costume contest, spooky story times, craft, and other activities including a special Spook the Librarians game! For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 22, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 22, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Wed, Oct 23, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ages 8-12 / FreeThis month, come and make your very own fossil mold and cast. It's sure to be dino-mite! Each month we'll explore different scientific topics and conduct experiments.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 24, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 24, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Thu, Oct 24, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Ages 21+  /  Free  /  Sign-ups required, limited to 30 participants  /  IDs will be checked at the door!Join our first-ever Paint & Sip at the Library! We will be creating bookish canvas art while sipping on some vino!For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Classroom
Fri, Oct 25, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Ages 13-17 / Free Play the Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game! Teen Game Night is a great way to try new games, meet new people, and have an overall great time. Anyone ages 13 to 17 is encouraged to attend. Bring yourself, bring your friends, and have a blast trying new games and fun favorites.

Classroom
Mon, Oct 28, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Ages 18+ / Free / Registration requiredEach month we have a list of books you can choose from to read and talk about or you can just talk about whatever you've been reading. Think of it like a bookish "show and tell."For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 29, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 29, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 31, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 31, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Classroom
Sun, Nov 03, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Ages 18+  /  Free  /  Registration RequiredLimited to 20 students.Having a hard time beating your Writer's Block? Join us as we learn how to polish and develop characters, dialogue, voice, and style through workshop-style critiques. Want more than fiction? This monthly workshop explores the literary art of fiction, non-fiction and poetry!For more programs, visit our Facebook Events page.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 05, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 05, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Wed, Nov 06, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Free  /  Ages 8-12  /  No registrationWe are Root. Join Ms.Melissa and discover how things grow! Each month, we'll meet in the library and walk over to the Wellness Center where we have three raised beds for us to farm, from seed to harvest. In October, we'll discuss what sort of garden we should cultivate and what we need to do to get our dirt ready for plants. Limited gardening materials supplied, feel free to bring your own gloves! Mixtape not included.For more programs and events, visit our Facebook Events Page

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 07, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 07, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 12, 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Free / Ages 0 to 18 months* / No registration Introduce your littlest ones to the library with interactive rhymes, songs, and books geared towards promoting literacy at the youngest age in a gentle atmosphere with parental/guardian participation. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 12, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
Free / Ages 18 months to 3 years* / No registration Lots of wiggles, interactive rhymes, songs, and books that ends with a sensory playtime. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 14, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 14, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Free / Ages 3+* / No registration Story time that includes stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. *Ages listed for Story Times are a suggested guideline. All ages are welcome to visit and try every Story Time to determine which would be the best current fit for you and your child.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
December 16, 2019

Library Holiday Closure

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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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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Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
A biographical reference database that covers the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and news.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Contains thousands of entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Includes plot summaries and critical essays from sources such as Novels for Students as well as resources for criticism of modern and classic poetry.
Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouseEarly Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
BrainfuseBrainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Britannica Escolar
Britannica EscolarAquí usted encontrará diversos documentos y enlaces útiles sobre la educación y su evolución constante en la era digital.
Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
Britannica SchoolThe search is on with the go-to site for research. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills.
Career Transitions
Career Transitions Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching BooksTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Pepsi-Cola sponsors the TFS program nationwide. Pepsi-Cola and TFS have been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years
Culture and Religion
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Other Library Services
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
RB Digital (Recorded Books) is now your home for over 11,000 eAudioBooks and 130 eMagazines. No more waiting for your turn. All books are available to every patron who wants to listen. Get the app now.
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
Languages
Pronunciator
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

News and Magazines
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.
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines
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New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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