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Thousand Palms

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BRANCH EVENTS

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Read this summer! Join our Children Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New events every Wednesday at 6 pm!

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stop on by our Thursday Storytime for crafts, music and stories! Something new EVERY week!

Sat, Jun 29, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
It's Showtime at YOUR library! Join us for movies, popcorn and AC, new movies every Saturday! June 15th: The Iron Giant June 22nd: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 June 29th: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2July 6th: The Never Ending Story July 13th: DumboJuly 20th: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse July 27th: Sing

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Get Crafty! Starting Monday June 10th to July 29th stop on by for the craft of the week!Ages 3-10

Tue, Jul 02, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Have plans this summer? Join our Teen Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New event every Tuesday at 12:30!

Tue, Jul 02, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Reading this summer? Join our Adult Summer Reading Program, for every book you read you are entered into win prizes! Book Club will be meeting June 18th, July 2nd, 16th and 30th, titles are available in library.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Read this summer! Join our Children Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New events every Wednesday at 6 pm!

Thu, Jul 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stop on by our Thursday Storytime for crafts, music and stories! Something new EVERY week!

Sat, Jul 06, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
It's Showtime at YOUR library! Join us for movies, popcorn and AC, new movies every Saturday! June 15th: The Iron Giant June 22nd: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 June 29th: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2July 6th: The Never Ending Story July 13th: DumboJuly 20th: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse July 27th: Sing

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Get Crafty! Starting Monday June 10th to July 29th stop on by for the craft of the week!Ages 3-10

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Have plans this summer? Join our Teen Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New event every Tuesday at 12:30!

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Read this summer! Join our Children Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New events every Wednesday at 6 pm!

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stop on by our Thursday Storytime for crafts, music and stories! Something new EVERY week!

Sat, Jul 13, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
It's Showtime at YOUR library! Join us for movies, popcorn and AC, new movies every Saturday! June 15th: The Iron Giant June 22nd: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 June 29th: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2July 6th: The Never Ending Story July 13th: DumboJuly 20th: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse July 27th: Sing

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Get Crafty! Starting Monday June 10th to July 29th stop on by for the craft of the week!Ages 3-10

Tue, Jul 16, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Have plans this summer? Join our Teen Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New event every Tuesday at 12:30!

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Reading this summer? Join our Adult Summer Reading Program, for every book you read you are entered into win prizes! Book Club will be meeting June 18th, July 2nd, 16th and 30th, titles are available in library.

Wed, Jul 17, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Read this summer! Join our Children Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New events every Wednesday at 6 pm!

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stop on by our Thursday Storytime for crafts, music and stories! Something new EVERY week!

Sat, Jul 20, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
It's Showtime at YOUR library! Join us for movies, popcorn and AC, new movies every Saturday! June 15th: The Iron Giant June 22nd: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 June 29th: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2July 6th: The Never Ending Story July 13th: DumboJuly 20th: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse July 27th: Sing

Mon, Jul 22, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Get Crafty! Starting Monday June 10th to July 29th stop on by for the craft of the week!Ages 3-10

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Have plans this summer? Join our Teen Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New event every Tuesday at 12:30!

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Read this summer! Join our Children Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New events every Wednesday at 6 pm!

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stop on by our Thursday Storytime for crafts, music and stories! Something new EVERY week!

Sat, Jul 27, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
It's Showtime at YOUR library! Join us for movies, popcorn and AC, new movies every Saturday! June 15th: The Iron Giant June 22nd: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 June 29th: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2July 6th: The Never Ending Story July 13th: DumboJuly 20th: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse July 27th: Sing

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Get Crafty! Starting Monday June 10th to July 29th stop on by for the craft of the week!Ages 3-10

Tue, Jul 30, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Have plans this summer? Join our Teen Summer Reading Program, win prizes for reading! New event every Tuesday at 12:30!

Tue, Jul 30, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Reading this summer? Join our Adult Summer Reading Program, for every book you read you are entered into win prizes! Book Club will be meeting June 18th, July 2nd, 16th and 30th, titles are available in library.

Wed, Jul 31, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Don't miss out on all the fun! Tonight is our Summer Reading Finale, Billy Bonkers will amaze you in his fantastic magic show!Must be present to win in our grand prize drawing 

Library Holiday Closure

Memorial Day
May 27, 2019

Independence Day
July 4, 2019

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
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 8:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Jun 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 Closed
Sat, Jun 29 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 Closed

Branch manager
Lara Reyes
Address
31189 Robert Rd.
Thousand Palms
California 92276
Tel: (760) 343-1556
Fax: (760) 343-0957

Library Service in Thousand Palms started as two Bookmobile stops:  the Post Office and Tri Palms Mobile Home Park.  In February 1994, a Volunteer Library Station was dedicated in the Community Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building.  Offering three afternoons of service, the staff consisted of volunteers and the books were donated from other branch libraries - many older and worn copies.  The shared space was also used to serve senior lunches.

 

Dedicated in September 2006, the current 5,484 sq. ft. facility was built by Riverside County Economic Development Agency.   Located adjacent to the Community Center, the library serves as a centralized hub for residents, as well as visitors.  Fundraising by dedicated Building Fund Volunteers provided additional revenue for wireless Internet connectivity and several upgrades in library furnishings.  Named after Art Samson, the tireless leader of the Building Fund and Friends group, this community library prides itself in offering quality materials and programs for all ages


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Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
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Health and Fitness
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Health Reference Center
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