ABOUT

The Atascadero Regional Library, located at 6555 Capistrano, two blocks from the historic City Hall and the Sunken Gardens, opened in June of 2014. It serves as the regional library for the north county region of San Luis Obispo County and provides reference and youth services to approximately 500 people a day.

The library serves 14,500 patrons a month and has a circulation of over 30,000 items (books, magazines, periodicals, Audio CDs, and DVDs, etc.) a month. It offers computer stations for on-line research and provides assistance to students of all ages. The reference librarian and the children's librarian put their specialized skills at the disposal of the public and actively develop programs for their patrons.

The Library also offers 2 study rooms, a Community Room and a Conference Room, available for reservation to the community and groups. Contact Melanie at 805-461-6161 for reservation information.

 

ABOUT
Atascadero Library
6555 Capistrano Avenue
Atascadero, CA  93422
(805) 461-6161

CALENDAR OF LIBRARY PROGRAMS

VOLUNTEER

For a calendar of events happening at Atascadero Library, check out the upcoming programs planned for children, teens, and adults.

Also see Press Release below, if applicable.

For current volunteer opportunities, contact a staff member at the library or call 805-461-6161.

GET A LIBRARY CARD

What does it mean to have a San Luis Obispo County Library Card? Save money with access to free books and E books, DVDs, Blu-Rays and Magazines. Attend free adult learning programs and enjoy fun, safe family entertainment. Yes, really, all with this card in your wallet! Welcome to the Atascadero Library! 

Also, a library card gives you access to free movies, e-books, on-line digital magazines, comics, music and more online through Hoopla and Libby!

Online library card applicants will receive a temporary number. The temporary number will allow you to place holds on items in the library catalog and use the SLO Makerspace. It will also give you access some of our digital audiobooks, eBooks, and digital magazines: OverDrive, Enki, and RB Digital. Please appear in person with identification and proof of mailing address to obtain your library card and access to all of the library’s services.

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete this registration.

New!  Teens Can Get Library Cards without a parent or guardian present

Now the County of San Luis Obispo Libraries will be provide teens ages 13-17 with library cards without a parent or guardian present. Teen cards will be for students age 13 to 17 with a current SLO County middle school, high school, or college student picture ID card. Teens may also use any ID card verification that is accepted for adult cards (CA Driver's license, CA ID card, matricula, etc.) They will need to fill out an application and show an acceptable forms of ID - a current local middle, high, or college school ID cards.

ONLINE DIGITAL RESOURCES

Click on the card image to get started on your online application.

Having a library card opens a whole world for free digital resources. You may also reserve, request, and renew library items online as well as cancel holds and place vacation holds.

 

OverDrive is home to over 1,000 titles available in eBook or audiobook format for use with an internet capable computer or mobile device. While not every book is available via OverDrive, new titles are added each month, including current bestsellers. Titles for all age groups available. With Libby, you can listen to your favorite books or read a book online. The Black Gold System even offers Technical Assistance with OverDrive!!

Borrow or simply browse from the Library’s collection of your favorite digital magazines with RB DIgital. All magazines offered are complete editions, with some including enhanced content such as audio and video. There is no waiting list, no need to return issues, and no limit to the number of magazines you can borrow. Read magazines on your computer or download checked-out magazines to a free library read-only app for iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX.

The cloudLibrary a new eBook & eAudiobook service allows County of SLO Libraries cardholders: discover thousands of titles on cloudLibrary. One-time login. One-click checkout. Get started with cloudLibrary! ​

Looking for a book title that you cannot locate from your local library or a big store book chain? Find and download books from smaller, independent publishers and self-published authors on Enki.

No time to wait? Hoopla lets you Instantly stream movies, music, and television shows or download audiobooks, comics, and eBooks. New titles are added daily. Titles for all age groups available. And Kanopy has a collection of over 30,000 films.

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LIBRARY HAPPENINGS
 
 
 
STAFF

Enjoy what is new at all the County Libraries with the latest edition of Library News 

Jackie Kinsey

NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIAN

 

Charlene (Charlie) Arthur

ADULT AND TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

Sally LaPorte  

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Melanie Bales, Joey Ley, Laura Smith, Marion Dornig, Barbara Haga, Donna Aragon, and Jennifer Anton

LIBRARY ASSISTANTS

UPCOMING PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE

NOVEMBER 2019 at the Atascadero Library

Many of the listed library programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Atascadero Library.

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Contact Person: Sally LaPorte

805/461-6163

slaporte@slolibrary.org

Address: 6555 Capistrano Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422

 

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES

Preschool story times are scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30. We will share stories and songs.

 

TODDLER STORY TIME

Join us for a story time specifically designed for your toddler every Friday morning at 10:30. We will share stories, rhymes, music and finger plays.

CRAFT CLUB

Come make a fun craft!

WED, SEPT 4 at 3:30.

Registration required.

Ages 6-12.

FAMILY MOVIE

SAT, NOVEMBER 2 at 2:00.

See library website for details.

All ages.

LEGO CLUB

Join us for some Lego building fun!

SAT, NOVEMBER 16 at 2:00

Registration required.

Ages 5-12.

CRAFT CLUB

Come make a fun craft!

WED, NOV. 6 at 3:30

Registration Required.

Age 6-12.

PAWS TO READ

THUR, OCT 7 & 21 at 3:30.

Come read to Daisy the dog.

All ages.

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCING

SAT, NOV 9 at 2:00.

Watch, learn about, and do some Middle Eastern dancing.

All ages.

Teen Programs

Contact Person: Charlene Arthur

805/461-6162

carthur@slolibrary.org

Address: 6555 Capistrano Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422

MOSAIC FRAMES FOR TEENS

Create mosaic frames to keep.

FRI, SEPT 20 at 2:30

Registration required.

Ages 10-17.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING!

Bring your ideas on what you would like to see in the Library and stay for the raffle and pizza!  Sign up required beforehand.  Board meets every third FRI of the month.

FRI, NOVEMBER 15 at 3:30

A-Town CreateSpace

Ages 13-17

Adult Programs

Contact Person: Charlene Arthur

805/461-6162

carthur@slolibrary.org

Address: 6555 Capistrano Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422

 

POSITIVE/NEGATIVE DESIGN FOR ADULTS

Design negative space art using blocks, black India ink, and silver reflective tape.

THU, NOV 14 at 11:00

Adult.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS

The two library book groups are Gem in the Stacks which meets the 1st TUE (NOV 5) of the month at 11:00 and Mixed Minds Book Group which meets the 3rd THU (NOV 21 of the month at 2:30. Gems in the Stacks will discuss We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. Mixed Minds will discuss San Miguel by T.C. Boyle.

PEOPLE & PLACES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

Featuring the work of eight local photographers.

Art is on display from September through November.

ALICE CREASY REW BOOKSTORE

The Alice Creasy Rew Bookstore is located by the lobby of the Atascadero Library. This is the place to find great used books for sale at fabulous bargain prices. Pop-Up book sale every 3rd TUE from 3:00-5:30.

PASSPORT SERVICES