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La Quinta

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BRANCH EVENTS

Wed, Oct 28, 11:15AM - 11:35AM
Join Miss Sara "In the Stacks" for a virtual story time on Facebook Live every Wednesday at 11:15am! Would you like Miss Sara to say hello to your little one during the next storytime?Send a message to our Facebook page with the little one's FIRST NAME ONLY. Miss Sara will be sure to say hello during storytime!

Fri, Oct 30, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
'Twas the night before last, at half past eightThe librarian heard a sound: Who could be here so late?All around her the books came aliveAs their characters popped out deep from inside.Their villains escaped, they had been set freeTo wander the world and capture all that they see.On October 30, roll up with the family to our "Night the Library Came Alive" drive-up book giveaway! While supplies last, family members will receive a goody bag that includes a free book from the Library and a bookmark made by the La Quinta Creation Station. Feel free to decorate your car and/or wear costumes.At 6pm enjoy the premiere of our "Night the Library Came Alive" video on the La Quinta Library YouTube Channel with the goodies in the giveaway bag.

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Holiday Closures

CLOSED Wednesday
November 11, 2020
For Veteran's Day

CLOSED Thursday & Friday
November 26 & 27, 2020
For Thanksgiving

 

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Branch manager
Melissa Lundell
Address
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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connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
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New York Times
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Not the same old storytime.

Music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice as you read your favorite titles together. Promote language development, increase engagement, and make storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!)
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RB Digital
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Visit rb digital to download thousands of eAudiobook titles exclusively available from Recorded Books, nearly 1,600 comics and graphic novels, and over 3,700 eMagazines from your online library. No waiting in line for your turn to read a book, comic or magazine! All titles available to all patrons at the same time.
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Genealogy
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Search your family heritage online. Now available from home for the rest of the 2020 year.
Indigenous Mexico
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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
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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.
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Business: Demographics Now
Business: Demographics Nowstant Access to Demographic, Business, and Residential Data. A powerful online resource, Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.
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Brainfuse
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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
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Scholastic Go
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Testing & Education Reference Center
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Tuition Funding Sources
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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
Job Now & Vet Now
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Novel Effect
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Your voice. Your books.
Not the same old storytime.

Music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice as you read your favorite titles together. Promote language development, increase engagement, and make storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!)
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
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Kanopy
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Overdrive
Overdrive
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RB Digital
RB Digital
Visit rb digital to download thousands of eAudiobook titles exclusively available from Recorded Books, nearly 1,600 comics and graphic novels, and over 3,700 eMagazines from your online library. No waiting in line for your turn to read a book, comic or magazine! All titles available to all patrons at the same time.
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
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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 & Medicine
Health & MedicineHealth 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.
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InfoTrac General Reference Center
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Informe!
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New York Times
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