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The Arroyo Grande Library will be closed on Monday January 2nd 2017 in observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday.

The Arroyo Grande Library will be closed on Monday January 13th 2017 for staff training.

The Arroyo Grande Library will be closed on Monday January 16th 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.


Held the 2nd Saturday of every other month, 10:00 –3:00, at the Arroyo Grande Library

  • Members enjoy early admission and shopping at 9:30 a.m.
  • $2.00 a Bag Sale begins at 2:00 p.m. (as many books as you can fit into a grocery bag!).
  • Proceeds help support the Library!

We gratefully accept donations of gently used books, CD’s and DVD’s. Please bring them to the library.


Love reading books but feel like you have no one to talk to about them? Join the “Arroyo Grande Bookends,” an adult book discussion group moderated by a library staff member and open to the public.  Meetings are once a month and we discuss a wide selection of books.

January Book:

This month the book, A Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler will be discussed on two repeated sessions, Friday, January 20th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, January 24th, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. For information please email Michele at mholland@slolibrary.org or call 473-7164. The “Arroyo Grande Bookends” reading list for 2016 is located on the SLO Library Home Page at www.slolibrary.org under click on Events then click on Book Groups.

Yearly Calendar:

Bookends Calendar


Central Coast Animals

Join us Saturday, January 7th at 2 p.m. as the educators form the Lopez Lake D.E.E.R. Program (Discovering the Environment through Education and Recreation) introduce us to our local wild animals.

Beginning Astronomy

Join us on Saturday, January 14th at 2pm as we learn the basics of astronomy from the Central Coast Astronomical Society.

Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening with Special Guest Jim Gregory

Join us on Saturday, January 21st at 2pm as we hear the stories of local soldiers during the Civil War from local historian Jim Gregory. This event will also celebrate the grand opening of our Veterans Resource Center that assists veterans young and old with benefits and resources that are available to them.


Storytimes are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at

10:30 a.m. and will include the following themes:

January 4–Wheels

January 5–Owls

January 11 – Bedtime

January 12–Rain

January 18 – Healthy Kids

January 19 – Snow

January 25– Cats

January 26– Snowmen

031814_0192R - Version 2PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME:

Join us for a storytime specifically targeted to your toddler. We will share stories and fun activities every Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the month of January. Join us on January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31st at 4:30 pm for the fun.