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Watsonville Public Library

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General Agency Information
Name:Watsonville Public Library
Address:275 Main Street Suite 100
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-768-3400
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Description:Provides library services for all ages in English and Spanish. Offers children's storytimes, reference services, large print books, videos and cd's, class visits, children's books, Spanish language material, Literacy Program, novels, audiobooks, local history, internet access, computer lab, Wi-Fi, Californiana and magazines. Wheelchair accessible study tables.
LibraryLink Delivery Service provides library material to people who cannot easily leave their homes. Patrons whose access to the library is limited and who are residents of the Watsonville Public Library service area can receive regular, pre-arranged visits usually on a monthly basis. Screened volunteers deliver and pick up library materials especially chosen to match patron preferences.

Freedom Branch
2021 Freedom Blvd.
Freedom, CA 95019
(831) 768-3420
Tues-Thurs 10am-8pm
Fri & Sat 10am-6pm

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all, valid ID with current residence required to get library card.

FUNDING: City of Watsonville; Library Financing Authority
Programs:The Watsonville Public Library has a literacy program to help people who want to learn to read and write called "Opportunity to Read." Volunteers are trained to work one-to-one with a person who wants to learn to read or write. The literacy program is located next to the Main Library at 275 Main St.

The California Agricultural Workers’ History Center (CAWHC) is a developing research center focused on the diverse and multicultural ongoing history of the people who work in California agriculture.
Facilities:The Watsonville Public Library's meeting and conference rooms may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for meetings of community groups and events of an informational, educational or cultural nature.
Meetings/events may be held during the following hours: Monday–Thursday 10am–7:30pm and Friday 10am–5:30pm
Meeting Room - 78 people (chairs only)
48 people (tables and chairs)
- includes chairs, tables, kitchenette, and AV system (Wi-Fi, audio, etc.)
Conference Room - 10 people
- includes a white board, 10 chairs and a conference table (no AV hookups)
Volunteer Info:Minimum Age: 15. Volunteers are responsible for shelving incoming library materials and assisting circulation staff with various clerical duties. Also need volunteers for the Literacy Program.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:See Description Notes

Carol Heitzig
Library Director

Subject Headings
 Book Loan
Children's Library Services
Electronic Information Resources
Government Agencies
Information Services
Internet Information Resources
Library Services
Literacy Instruction
Story Hour
Videotape/DVD Collections
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified June 28, 2016

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