Resident Feature

Danville Library Invites the Public Back Inside for Full Service!

The Danville Library, part of the Contra Costa County Library, is welcoming the public back inside for full library service as of June 15th! The library is excited to be able to offer more seating, study spaces, public computers and Wi-Fi, free printing and scanning services and access to all library collections. “Our libraries served our communities in so many ways during the pandemic, with a safe Front Door Service option, as COVID test sites, using 3D printers to create PPE, collecting donations, and with more than 70 staff members working in disaster service roles,” said County Librarian Alison McKee. “ We are very proud of the work we provided but are more excited to have all 26 of our libraries open to the public very soon.” Library programs and story times remain virtual, but staff hope to bring in-person programs back very soon in the fall. Face coverings are optional if individuals can self-attest they are fully vaccinated, and of course are required for children ages 2-12 who are still not eligible for the vaccine. The only exceptions are if the library becomes a designated Contra Costa County Cooling Station during excessive heat warnings or if directed by local health officials. Check out a book or magazine and enjoy it outside under the beautiful trees of the Town Green or have a seat in the library and admire the view from indoors! 

Until the library can host story times, family events and educational programs in person, please visit the Contra Costa County Library website for live virtual events, recorded talks and fun story times. There are programs for all ages including family events, children’s performers, author talks, museum/art presentations, health seminars, story times and so much more! Don’t forget all the free and informative online services available to all patrons with just your library card or ecard including downloadable audio and ebooks, online newspaper access, digital magazines, streaming films, Rosetta Stone language learning materials, and genealogy research just to name a few. Please visit the Danville Library in person or online to see everything your library has to offer. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021, marks a very special milestone for the Danville Library. Happy 25th Birthday, Danville Library! There is no better way the library would like to celebrate than with the local community. Earn a magical wizarding prize by completing the library’s Happy Birthday, Harry Potter and Danville Library Trivia all week long and on August 4, the Danville Library will be celebrating with a very special giveaway! The first 100 young participants will receive a Birthday Bash Activity Bag (2 per family while supplies last)! Also, join us online on Instagram @danvillelibraryca for fun Storytime Snippets, songs and even more surprises. Get ready for a fun and exciting birthday party both in person and online!

By Seng Lovan, Manager, Danville Public Library