Our facility is now open!





Welcome Back to the Library!


The Valley Center Public Library Board is happy to announce that the Library facility has re-opened on April 12.  We will continue our temporary hours until further notice:

Monday-Wednesday and Friday –             10 AM to 1 PM; 2 PM to 4 PM

Thursday –                                                 Noon to 3 PM; 4 PM to 6 PM

Closed Weekends and Major Holidays


Please plan ahead for your visit, keeping the following in mind:

  • We will continue to offer curbside service for those who prefer not to come in to the facility or those who have medical conditions which would make a visit to the Library inadvisable.
  • All patrons with the exception of children under age 2 are required to wear a mask over mouth and nose at all times while visiting the library.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet while visiting.
  • Children should remain with parents. Parents should handle materials for children.
  • Patrons must sanitize hands upon entry and any time hands come in contact with face or face coverings.
  • Patrons are encouraged to utilize the card catalogs to help in searching for items.
  • Do not hand returned items to staff, place on the designated cart by the desk for check in.
  • 10 visitors will be allowed into the Library at a time until further notice. Keep visits as short as possible – 30 minutes max.  Visit outdoors when you are through.
  • Try to handle materials as little as possible. If you remove an item from the shelf, please return it to a cart or the top of the shelf for staff to process.
  • Seating areas are not available.
  • No food or drinks at this time.
  • 30 minute computer use by appointment only. Staff will provide limited computer assistance from a distance of 6 feet away.
  • Computers will be sanitized after each use. High touch surfaces will be sanitized frequently.
  • Returned items will continue to be “quarantined” for a 7 day period.
  • Regular check out periods will revert back to pre-Covid policies. Books-3 weeks; High Demand Books-1 week; Movies-1 week; Audiobooks-2 weeks; Magazines-1 week.
  • Fines will accrue at the normal rate.
  • Payments for copies, fines and other fees must be cash or check. We appreciate exact change when possible.


Policies and dates subject to change without notice.


April Craft & Activity Bags for children are now available!

Crayons markers and colored pencils
Art Materials


Pick up your bag from the south entry vestibule at the Library/Community Center between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday-Wednesday & Friday, or noon to 6 pm Thursday.  How-to videos are also available:





Craft 1
Craft 2
Craft 3
Craft 4

Take a tour of the some of Valley Center’s historic sites!

The Valley Center Historical and Cultural Society Driving Tour of Valley Center: Historical and Current Scenes of Interest presented by the Valley Center Historical Society—-researched and written by Vince Marshall.

This self-driving tour is about 10 miles in length and should take about 30 minutes to drive and to view various roadside points of interest.  The links below take you to documents that contain a map and the tour outline.  Paper copies may be obtained in the tall black display rack in the entryway of the Library/Community Center Building.