Early Voting and Election Day – notice to change in service

During Early Voting at the Community Center from October 27 through 31, the Library will not be providing curbside service out of the front doors.  Instead, please pull up in the East Parking Lot near the patio end, and we will bring your items out through our back door.  It may also take us a little longer (longer walk, predicted bad weather) but we will do our best to continue to provide our patrons with Library materials!  You might also want to avoid coming on Tuesday/Thursday between 11:15 and 12:15 as the Seniors line up for Senior Luncheon on that side of the building.

The Library will also be closed on Tuesday November 3 for Election Day.  No staff or curbside service will be available that day.

In the event that USD262 Valley Center Public Schools declare an “at home learning day” due to inclement weather, the Library will be closed that day as well.

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest


Virtual Costume Contest Sponsored by the Valley Center Public Library


Send your photos to:valleycenterlibrary@yahoo.com noting name & grade/category, and phone/email.   We must receive entries by noon on Mon. Nov. 2.  Winners will be notified on Fri. Nov. 6.  By entering, you are giving permission for your and/or your child’s name/likeness to be used in the paper & social media.  Not responsible for misdirected email.




Kindergarten-1st Grade

2nd-3rd Grades

4th-5th Grades

6th-12th Grades


Friends of the Library Virtual Book Sale


Virtual Book Sale happening now on Valley Center Public Library’s Facebook page – All sales benefit the Friends of the Library.
Each book is $1, pocket sized Westerns $.50. From the Facebook post, comment the title and Sold on the picture associated with the book you are wanting. When you are done send a message to the Library to arrange pickup of book/s.  Pick at your own discretion. Content is not screened by librarians. Books are not returnable.

Why can’t I browse for my own library materials at this time?

Access to materials on our shelves is closed to the public until further notice. The Institute of Museum and Library Services has sponsored Research by Battelle Library regarding the lifespan of COVID-19 on library materials.  At this time:

  • All materials returned to the library are held in quarantine before they are placed back into circulation.  Staff handles returned materials with gloves, cleaning each item with disinfecting wipes, then retaining materials in a quarantine area for 7 days before returning them to their shelves.
  • We’re offering curbside pickup for materials. If you have a list of items you’d like to borrow, please utilize our card catalog to place reserves or email your request to: valleycenterlibrary@yahoo.com.  We are happy to take telephone orders for 3 items or less.  Please allow us 24 hours to fill your requests.
  • Staff can also help recommend and find materials that fit your interests.  Please contact us at 755-7350 to discuss!