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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Nov 19, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Mah Jongg Club meets every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30. Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Tue, Nov 19, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. You are welcome to call Bill at (951) 659-5759 to confirm that players will be in attendance.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Idyllwild Indivisible, a local social issues group, will have guest speaker, Lynne O'Neill, activist and attorney, present the latest information on Impeachment and on Border Kindness.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Nov 20, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Nov 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
The Little Prince is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupry. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss.  British journalist Neil Clark offered an expansive view of Saint-Exupéry's overall work by commenting that it provides a ".bird's eye view of humanity [and] contains some of the most profound observations on the human condition ever written." Not just a book for children as it exists on two levels.  Please join us. All are welcome to book group.  Our Fireside Book Group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 2:00PM. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Open to all. Please join us at any time.

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group which meets every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Nov 21, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
November 21, the group will present information on the Town Hall and it's renovations, and some upcoming events.Idyllwild Elders is a local senior advocacy group. Discussion topics include Living in your own home and services available. All interested parties and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Thu, Nov 21, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Nov 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Nov 25, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Nov 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Don't miss this cultural story time celebrating the Cahuilla, the original residents of our local lands. Amanda Castro, the Malki Museum director in Cabazon, will visit. "Menill, the Moon Maiden" will be read, plus songs and activities will be featured.Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, Nov 26, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Mah Jongg Club meets every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30. Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Tue, Nov 26, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. You are welcome to call Bill at (951) 659-5759 to confirm that players will be in attendance.

Wed, Nov 27, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Nov 27, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group which meets every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Nov 28, All day
Have a wonderful holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.

Fri, Nov 29, All day
Have a wonderful holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sat, Nov 30, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Done with turkey? Need an escape? Come to the library for Family Game Day. Games and puzzles of all levels will be available for your entertainment. Plus we'll serve popcorn. Everyone is welcome.  

Sat, Nov 30, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Dec 02, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Dec 02, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Dec 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, Dec 03, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. You are welcome to call Bill at (951) 659-5759 to confirm that players will be in attendance.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Idyllwild Community Forum is a local discussion group which presents a variety of interesting, relevant, and unusual topics in a round table discussion. December's topic to be announced.

Wed, Dec 04, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Dec 04, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Make your own scented mason jar candle using essential oils and botanicals. Using a base of olive oil, you'll add essential oils to scent, and natural elements for color, such as greenery, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, leaves, and pine cones. All ages are welcome to come create a beautiful holiday candle. All supplies will be provided. Limited supply, sign-ups are encouraged.

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group which meets every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Dec 05, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Idyllwild Elders is a local senior advocacy group. Discussion topics include Living in your own home and services available. All interested parties and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Thu, Dec 05, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Dec 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Dec 09, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Dec 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, Dec 10, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. You are welcome to call Bill at (951) 659-5759 to confirm that players will be in attendance.

Wed, Dec 11, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Dec 11, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun. Group meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Wed, Dec 11, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group which meets every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Dec 12, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Dec 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Dec 16, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Dec 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, Dec 17, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. You are welcome to call Bill at (951) 659-5759 to confirm that players will be in attendance.

Wed, Dec 18, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Dec 18, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
This months title to be announced. Our Fireside Book Group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 2:00PM. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Open to all. Please join us at any time.

Wed, Dec 18, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group which meets every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Dec 19, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Thu, Dec 19, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Idyllwild Elders is a local senior advocacy group. Discussion topics include Living in your own home and services available. All interested parties and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Fri, Dec 20, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Genealogy group has been moved to the third Friday of the month. Interested in your family tree? Join in the fun with the Mountain Area Genealogy Group of Idyllwild. Bring your family tree and share stories if you have them. As a group, we can discuss what we'd like to do and learn in our genealogical search. For full details and to RSVP please see: https://www.meetup.com/Idyllwild-Genealogy-Meetup/events/249204205/

Sat, Dec 21, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Dec 23, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Dec 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Wed, Dec 25, All day
We are closed for Christmas. Have a wonderful Christmas Day.

Wed, Dec 25, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Thu, Dec 26, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Dec 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Dec 30, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Dec 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Wed, Jan 01, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Jan 08, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Jan 08, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun. Group meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Wed, Jan 15, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
All Libraries Close at 5:00pm
on November 27, 2019
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 12:00PM to 8:00PM

Mon, Nov 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Nov 19 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Nov 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Nov 22 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 23 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Nov 24 Closed

Branch manager
Shannon Houlihan Ng
Address
54401 Village Center Drive
Idyllwild
California 92549
Tel: (951) 659-2300
Fax: (951) 659-2453
As long as anyone can remember there has always been a library on “the Hill.” The first library opened in the Idyllwild Inn in 1920. The first consignment of books was received from Riverside County Library that July. It has grown and moved several times from cabin to shared space with an art gallery to storefront.

Today, after several moves, a fire in 1945, a flood in 1978, several additions, remodels and expansions, the library has recently relocated to the Strawberry Creek Plaza on Village Center Dr.
 
It is a contemporary, bright, airy, 6400 square foot facility with a community room, a study room, inviting Children and Teen areas and a reading lounge with a fireplace. The staff continues the long tradition of friendly, helpful and knowledgeable service to the local community and offers a refreshed and up-to-date collection appealing to residents and vacationers alike.

Free Wireless Internet Available!

Featured Resources

eResources Databases

Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
Indigenous Mexico
Indigenous MexicoA One-Stop Resource for Information on Mexico's Indigenous People
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
Download digital magazines with rb digital
New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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