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Happy April! We’re especially excited because the first week in April is National Library Week. Read about this important week and check out some great books for kids and adults.  

Come Visit Us!

Please read our Current Library Services page for available services. We still highly recommend wearing masks when visiting our locations. Look for expanded hours at ALL branches in May! Our current hours are below:
Children's Library
1 PM–5 PM 
Downtown Library
1 PM–5 PM 
College Terrace Library
1 PM–5 PM 
Mitchell Park Library
TUE, WED, THU: 11 AM–8 PM 
FRI & SAT: 12 PM–6 PM 
Rinconada Library
WED: 10 AM–6 PM 
THU: 12 PM–8 PM 
FRI & SAT: 10 AM–6 PM 

FOPAL Book Sale

Show your love for the Library by supporting the Friends of the Palo Alto Library monthly book sale on April 9 & 10.
Holding Space in Concrete Program happening April 21 at 6:30 on Zoom. With local CASP artist Robin Mullery
Join us for some exciting April events, including:

Kids Events:

Teen Events:

Adult Events:  

International Collections

We added some new Korean books at Rinconada Library! You can find International Collections at all of our locations—just ask staff how to search and locate our various languages for kids and adults.  


You have probably heard about Mango Languages before, but did you know 9 of their 70+ language courses cover endangered languages spoken by Indigenous communities? Learn how to get started with their mobile apps or website with this quick video tutorial series.

Staff Picks

With Earth Day coming up, explore these booklists on environmental topics and protecting our planet! Need an idea for what to read next? Check out other staff-curated lists or ask a librarian for recommendations through our Shelf Made service.
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