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Thousand Palms

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Jun 19, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for our Summer Reading Program. Teens, join us every Tuesday afternoon for games, crafts, and so much fun. Don't forget to sign up for the reading program and earn tickets to purchase prizes. Don't miss the fun!

Wed, Jun 20, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Our Family Nights are back! Join us every Wednesday evening for some major fun. "Reading takes you everywhere" is the theme for this year's Summer Reading Program. Travel with us as we explore different countries and cultures through stories, music, games and crafts. Don't miss the fun!

Thu, Jun 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us as we explore the deep blue sea, the immense outer space, the scorching hot desert, and the wet rainforest through books, music, games, and crafts. "Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for this year's Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the program and attend our events to get tickets for prizes and prize drawings. This story time is for children ages 0-11. 

Sat, Jun 23, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Coco".  Every Saturday, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Tue, Jun 26, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for our Summer Reading Program. Teens, join us every Tuesday afternoon for games, crafts, and so much fun. Don't forget to sign up for the reading program and earn tickets to purchase prizes. Don't miss the fun!

Wed, Jun 27, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Our Family Nights are back! Join us every Wednesday evening for some major fun. "Reading takes you everywhere" is the theme for this year's Summer Reading Program. Travel with us as we explore different countries and cultures through stories, music, games and crafts. Don't miss the fun!

Thu, Jun 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us as we explore the deep blue sea, the immense outer space, the scorching hot desert, and the wet rainforest through books, music, games, and crafts. "Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for this year's Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the program and attend our events to get tickets for prizes and prize drawings. This story time is for children ages 0-11. 

Sat, Jun 30, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "UP".  Every Saturday, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Tue, Jul 03, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for our Summer Reading Program. Teens, join us every Tuesday afternoon for games, crafts, and so much fun. Don't forget to sign up for the reading program and earn tickets to purchase prizes. Don't miss the fun!

Thu, Jul 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us as we explore the deep blue sea, the immense outer space, the scorching hot desert, and the wet rainforest through books, music, games, and crafts. "Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for this year's Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the program and attend our events to get tickets for prizes and prize drawings. This story time is for children ages 0-11. 

Sat, Jul 07, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Ratatouille".  Every Saturday, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Tue, Jul 10, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for our Summer Reading Program. Teens, join us every Tuesday afternoon for games, crafts, and so much fun. Don't forget to sign up for the reading program and earn tickets to purchase prizes. Don't miss the fun!

Thu, Jul 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us as we explore the deep blue sea, the immense outer space, the scorching hot desert, and the wet rainforest through books, music, games, and crafts. "Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for this year's Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the program and attend our events to get tickets for prizes and prize drawings. This story time is for children ages 0-11. 

Sat, Jul 14, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Toy Story".  Every Saturday, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Tue, Jul 17, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for our Summer Reading Program. Teens, join us every Tuesday afternoon for games, crafts, and so much fun. Don't forget to sign up for the reading program and earn tickets to purchase prizes. Don't miss the fun!

Thu, Jul 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us as we explore the deep blue sea, the immense outer space, the scorching hot desert, and the wet rainforest through books, music, games, and crafts. "Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for this year's Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the program and attend our events to get tickets for prizes and prize drawings. This story time is for children ages 0-11. 

Sat, Jul 21, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Toy Story 2".  Every Saturday, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Tue, Jul 24, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Reading takes you everywhere" is our theme for our Summer Reading Program. Teens, join us every Tuesday afternoon for games, crafts, and so much fun. Don't forget to sign up for the reading program and earn tickets to purchase prizes. Don't miss the fun!

Tue, Jul 24, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Join us for an awesome musical adventure!  "One World Rhythm" will join us for our last program of the summer. This interactive performance will delight the young and the young at heart. For more info visit http://oneworldrhythm.com/   This program will take place in the community center adjacent to the library.

Sat, Jul 28, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Toy Story 3".  Every Saturday, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Library Remodel Closures

Nuview Library
February 2, 2018 through
Early 2020

Sun City Library
March 5, 2018 through
August, 2018

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Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Jun 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 22 Closed
Sat, Jun 23 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jun 24 Closed

Branch manager
Roxanna Garcia
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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Career Transitions
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Braille Institute
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Health and Fitness
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Health Reference Center
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News and Magazines
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InfoTrac® General Reference Center Gold
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