I love the Santa Monica Public Library because I always see friends and neighbors there!
Stories are my life. Reading is crucial to understanding the world and one another.
I love the community of AMAZING Librarians that want you to learn and are so encouraging!
I love the online reservations for books and no fees for kids! Thank you.
I admire all the programs to help educate people from reading to computers to the environment and all the wonderful books!
Staff is extremely kind and the library is a great place to read and do homework.
I love the huge variety of books and the Summer Reading Program. I shared it with by Godchildren.
Books are to be loved but also recycled so that everyone can share insight and knowledge.
I love that I am able to read quietly.
JOIN US IN FUNDING THE PROGRAMMING WE LOVE
Summer Reading for All Ages
From quality time reading between parents and toddlers, school-age children avoiding the summer slide with books they love, and adults savoring the simple pleasure of a good book...
Santa Monica Reads
Let's read together! Santa Monica Reads is a community reading program that invites Santa Monica residents and visitors to read the same book and then come together in book discussions...
SMPL at the Beach
Support bookish fun in the sun with SMPL at the Beach, Southern California's only seaside pop-up library! Participants join the Library on the beach for a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities...
Dia Celebration and Arts & Literacy Festival
Dia Celebration and the Arts & Literacy Festival celebrates the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It links children and their families to diverse books...
Fierce Friday is produced in collaboration with YALLWEST and Fierce Reads, Macmillan Books' imprint for young adult readers. YALLWEST was born at the Santa Monica Public Library in 2015...
Mentoring the next generation of Library supporters, the Friends fund Teen Advisory Councils at numerous branches. The Councils promotes library use and community involvement...
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THE FRIENDS BOOKSTORE
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Every purchase at our volunteer run bookstore gets us closer to our goal of raising $100,000 for Library programming.