Contra Costa County Library is saying goodbye to fines

Beginning January 1, 2019, the Contra Costa County Library will eliminate overdue fines on all library materials. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted today, Tuesday, December 11 in favor of the proposal to eliminate daily fines on overdue books, magazines, DVDs and other materials. By eliminating fines, the library is removing barriers and […]

Poetry Live! with Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson

Bay Area Poets to Read and Discuss New Collection of Poems   Notable Bay Area poets Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson will read and discuss their new collections during Poetry Live! on Wednesday, October 19, 7-8:30 pm, in the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 North Broadway. Moderated by poet and editor Cheryl Dumesnil, the conversations will explore themes that inspired […]

Summer Camp for Grown-Ups Returns on August 11

What: Summer Camp for Grown-ups is a full day of fun and books and programs you will love. Grab your friends and build your perfect summer day with writers Sara Henry, Ramona Ausubel, and Janis Cooke Newman and lots of the other book lovers. Check out the confirmed roster of activities for the day HERE. […]

Library eBooks now with Discover & Go

Contra Costa County Library is further strengthening the partnership between museums and libraries by providing eBook recommendations that cardholders can download immediately to a device before, during, or after their visit to a Discover & Go museum, theatre or zoo. With Discover & Go Booklists, Contra Costa County Library extends the fun in learning by […]

Contra Costa County Library’s digitizing history

Remember & Go: Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County Library embarks on a local history digitization project The Contra Costa County Library is the recipient of a $49,000 Library Services and Technology Act grant awarded by the California State Library to create Remember & Go, a database of historical photographs, artifacts, and other important items […]

Contra Costa County Library launches enki Library!

An eBook platform developed by libraries, for libraries.             Contra Costa County Library and the Califa Library Group are pleased to announce the beta launch of enki Library (enkilbrary.org), a library-driven and library-developed open source eBook platform which expands the Douglas County (CO) model to serve multiple libraries in California.  Frustrated […]

New History of Sonoma available June 1

A delightful account of one of America’s most picturesque towns Sonoma, one of Northern California’s most desirable places to live and a popular tourist destination, combines small-town charm, a colorful past, and wonderful food and wine. Generously illustrated with period photographs, A Short History of Sonoma traces Sonoma’s story from the early Native American inhabitants […]

County Library hosts Memories of a Lifetime

New Facebook page includes Interactive local history:                   Contra Costa County Library recently launched a new Facebook page called Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County. The page allows residents and anyone interested in the history of Contra Costa County to contribute to a fun and interactive local history initiative […]