Thursday, December 18, 2014

All Locations Closed on New Years Day

All Tulare County Library locations will be closed on Thursday, January 1st for New Years' Day.

The Visalia Branch Library will be open from 9:00am until 6:00pm on Wednesday, December 31st.

Please call 559-713-2700 or your local branch with any questions. Happy holidays!

Tulare County Library's "Food For Fines" Stocks Foodlink Pantries for the Holidays

The semi-annual "Food for Fines" program sponsored by the Tulare County Library recently donated food items for county residents in need to Foodlink for distribution throughout the county.

During the month of November, anyone who brought in non-perishable food items to any branch of the Tulare County Library had their fines reduced or eliminated.  The library forgave $6,394.67 in fines for donors to the program.  In addition, many library patrons made food or cash donations without having fines on their library accounts.
Foodlink will restock the pantries of food banks throughout the county with the donations.  Items collected from the fifteen branches will be distributed in each branch*s local community and surrounding areas. "Food for Fines" is a joint effort held twice a year by the library and Foodlink. The next "Food for Fines" will be held in

Monthly Friends Meeting, January 8

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, January 8, at 6:30 PM in the library's upstairs (purple) meeting room. Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend, including and especially current Friends, prospective Friends, and anyone who is interested in learning more!
Please contact Sheryll at 713-2709 for more information.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Life-Size Candyland at the Visalia Branch Library, January 2 & 3

The Visalia Library's Homework Center will be transformed into Candyland at the beginning of the new year! Children ages 3-12 are invited to play through the game as a life-size piece to win treats and prizes! This event is free and no registration is required. Sessions will last about 20 minutes each. Drop in anytime to play.

Visalia Branch Library
200 W. Oak Avenue
Friday, January 2                Saturday, January 3
2:00pm - 5:00pm                  2:00pm - 4:00pm

Visit or call 713-2731 for more information. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

All Locations Closed December 24 & December 25

All Tulare County Library locations will be closed December 24 & December 25.

Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stretching the Food Dollar: For the Holidays, December 16

Do you know someone who needs a warm coat, a holiday meal for their family, or new shoes for their children? Learn where you can go for help and where you can go to help at this special holiday edition of our Stretching the Food Dollar program on Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30pm.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Additional Toddler Time Starting at Visalia in January

Due to popular demand, we will have two toddler times each week which will begin in January: the original session on Tuesdays at 10:00am and another (new) session on Thursdays at 11:00am.

The additional Thursday session will not run during the summer months because of our summer reading program events, but the Tuesday session should continue.