Kelly McAdoo starts her role as new City Administrator May 20th! Read more.


5/21/24 - 7/14/2024: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.

Central Library's Book Drops will reopen on June 10th. Please come inside or visit a branch to return items.


Family Literacy Services


SBPL’s Family Literacy Services connect and engage families with programming, resources, and each other so adults can learn new skills to use in family life, because strong families build strong communities. 

Our programs:

  • Introduce families to the joy and value of reading
  • Acquaint families with high quality children’s literature
  • Give parents and grandparents the skills to prepare their children for reading
  • Support families in learning and literacy related to all aspects of family life, from health to finances

Caregiver Classes

SBPL offers periodic caregiver classes for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers of children under 18. Classes are offered in English and Spanish and cover topics such as early literacy and school readiness, nutrition, discipline, socialization, digital literacy, and more. View the events calendar for upcoming classes or view past classes on SBPL’s YouTube channel.

Raising Readers

SBPL offers periodic classes in English and Spanish on selecting books to share with children and related topics to help parents and caregivers raise children who are strong, confident readers. View the events calendar for upcoming classes. 

Outreach and Special Events 

SBPL works with schools, after school programs, and other community organizations to support family literacy. View the events calendar for upcoming opportunities.