The South Novato Library will be permanently closing on May 23 at 5pm and will reopen in a new location. More details.

All branches of Marin County Free Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

May 16, 2012
I love book tours. I love book tours like some people love March Madness and the World Series. Book tours connect readers and writers for the second time. The reunion of writer and reader reminds...
cover of the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
May 15, 2012
In his own words, Gary Paulsen talks about what books mean to him:"One night, in a small Minnesota town (Thief River Falls) where I was selling newspapers, as I was walking past the public...
Picture of lupine wildflower
May 7, 2012
is a Bluebonnet!  Beautiful wildflowers are on the Marin hills right now and we've got 2 wonderful children's books featuring lupine:
Dog wearing lab goggles
Apr 26, 2012
Afraid to experiment or try out a new idea?  Check out this great encouraging article in the Handful of Salt Blog----if you've got a library card you're already on your way!Read more in...
Illustration from charlotte's web
Apr 16, 2012
Today, April 16, is the 100th anniversary of the birthday of best loved illustrator Garth Williams. Generations of children picture their favorite fictional characters as drawn by Mr. Williams...
bookmobile 1960
Apr 10, 2012
Did you know that Marin County had the first Bookmobile service in California?  Starting in 1948 and continuing to the present, Bookmobiles have served library users all over the county. ...
Baseball with Giants logo on it
Mar 30, 2012
All things are possible on opening day!  The team is ready, the peanuts (not to mention the garlic fries!) are available, the stats are flying, the “good luck charms” are in place,...
Mar 23, 2012
What a joy to see the sun shine in the spring and catch the glimpse of beautiful butterflies in the air!  We have such butterfly treasures here in Marin----Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve...
Little sock monkey toy
Mar 18, 2012
       Did you know that March is the month of the Sock Monkey Madness Festival?  Made out of Rockford Red Heel Work Socks, sock monkeys had their heyday in the...
Field of shamrocks
Mar 10, 2012
Everyone can be Irish on St. Paddy's Day!  Enjoy the "wearin' o the green", make a Leprechaun trap, eat corned beef and cabbage, dance a jig or watch a parade.  And be...