Library/Community Center Building is closed

The City of Valley Center announced several temporary closings of public spaces in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. One of the most significant is the suspension of municipal court through May 13. Here is the city’s news release, detailing the changes:

Temporary Closing of Spaces Inside of City Facilities

In an abundance of public caution, the City of Valley Center is taking several proactive steps to combat and limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic locally. The City of Valley Center will be temporarily closing Public Spaces inside of all City Facilities, effective Tuesday, March 17th beginning at 8:00am until further notice.

The following locations will be affected:
City Hall Lobby – Payments & Paperwork will be accepted electronically, over the phone, or via the drive-thru window during normal business hours.
City Hall Phone Number (316) 755-7310

Public Works/Parks/Community Development Lobby – Permits, Payments, & all Paperwork will be accepted electronically, over the phone, or via the drive-thru window at City Hall during normal business hours.
Public Works Phone Number (316) 755-7320

Public Safety Lobby – Payments & Paperwork will be accepted electronically, over the phone, or via the drive-thru window at City Hall during normal business hours. There will not be Finger Prints processed during this time.
Public Safety Non-Emergency Phone Number (316) 755-7325
Emergencies please call 911

Library/Community/Senior Center Lobby – Public Library will provide materials by drive-up in front of the building only if you call in advanced to make a request or via email to Senior meals will still be provided on Tuesdays & Thursdays via drive-up on the eastside of the Community Building.
Library Phone Number (316) 755-7350 ext. 401
Senior Services Number (316) 755-7350 ext. 409

Municipal Court – Municipal Court will be suspended until Wednesday, May 13th, 2020.

No City parks are being closed at this time.

“These closures are to protect the most vulnerable members of our community and preserve access to key backup facilities in the case of an emergency shelter need,” said Mayor Lou Cicirello. “We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause and hope these closures are temporary.”

Valley Center City Council and Planning & Zoning Board Meetings will proceed as planned, but all non-essential city board meetings likely will be canceled or rescheduled. More specific information will be released at a later time.
Please look for continued updates on the City’s Website, Social Media Pages, and Press Releases.

We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.

Events & activities canceled…






The health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff are a top priority. In light of recent COVID-19 developments and out of an abundance of caution, effective immediately, the City of Valley Center and the Library Board have canceled all Library activities, events and programs until further notice. We will attempt to reschedule as many events as we can for a later date.

At this time, the Library will remain open. We have increased the frequency and practice of cleaning and sanitizing. Please help us by washing hands before and after handling materials. If you have been ill, please notify staff so that we give your returns an extra-thorough cleaning. If you or a family member are ill, please stay out of the Library/Community Building. Staff will happily gather items you request and can bring them to your car when you drive up.

If you are ill or feel you cannot come in due to the COVID-19 situation, contact us to work out renewals.

Our Library Board, in conjunction with the City of Valley Center and Department of Public Safety will continue to monitor the situation and may make other decisions as needed. Stay informed by following us on social medial, checking our website or calling the Library. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Janice Sharp, Library Director


Spring Break activities at the Library

Spring Break

March 16-21


Story Times with Crafts, Mon.-Fri. 10:30 AM for ages 0-8 years

Special Guest Readers: VC Fire Dept. on Tuesday, VC Police Dept. on Wednesday


PBS’s Xavier Riddle Shows, Mon.-Fri. 11:15 AM – Suggested Ages 5-7 years, All ages welcome!


Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Movies, Rated PG-13 with FREE Popcorn!

Monday 1 PM – Hobbit Unexpected Journey

Tuesday 1 PM – Hobbit Desolation of Smaug

Wed.– 2:15 PM – Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies

Thursday 1 PM – Fellowship of the Ring

Friday 1 PM – The Two Towers

Saturday 10:30 AM – Return of the King


Brick Club for ALL Ages (Adults welcome!) – Mon.-Fri. 4:30-5:30 PM


Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver age 12 or older. 

No outside food without discussion with Librarian prior to program.  Drinks must have lids.

If you are sick…

…please stay out of the Library.

If you need reading material or movies, let us know and we will have them available for a well family member to pick up, or we can bring out to your car.  Please help avoid spreading germs.  Also, if you have been ill, please stick a note with your returned items so we can give them an extra-thorough cleaning.


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