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RESEARCH Patrons of the Healdsburg Regional Library use the public terminals to work on school, home finance or other personal matters. The library will be substantially remodeled starting in September 2024.

Summer reading season has begun at the Healdsburg Regional Library, and we hope to see you soon. This year, you can sign up and track your reading using either the Beanstack app or a paper log. The more time you spend reading, the more prizes you can earn.

After five, 10 and 15 hours of reading, you can come in to claim free book prizes. After 15 hours of reading, you are also entered in a drawing to win one of several special prizes, such as alphabet soft blocks, an instant camera with film or a family membership to the California Academy of Sciences.

Throughout the summer, come by the library each week for a special themed sticker to celebrate your accomplishments. Collectively as a county, we have logged millions of minutes each summer and we look forward to seeing what we can do this year.

We hope you will also take advantage of our programming this summer. We have opportunities for all ages coming up. It would be silly to try to list them all here, but the following are a few highlights to get you excited: Our big family events kicked off with Python Ron on June 13, continues this week with Magician Mike on June 20 and follows with All About Bees on June 27—all at 11am. July also has many popular presenters for this Thursday afternoon time slot. 


We have Storytimes in the Park on Friday mornings at 10:30am on most Fridays in June and July, followed by Friday Flicks in our air-conditioned meeting room starting at 2pm. Teens can look forward to crafts and cooking on June 26, July 10 and July 24—Wednesdays at 1pm.

Tweens will have programming on most Tuesday mornings at 11am, such as Universal Yums, a Graphic Novel Book Club and book-bag crafting. Adults can also enjoy programs such as a Duke Ellington legacy event on June 18 at 2pm, book clubs and music from Trio Nuevo Amanecer at 6pm on Wednesday, July 24.

Information about all of these opportunities and many more can be found in our handy Summer Reading pamphlet, available in person at the library or on our online events calendar at Give us a call at (707) 433-3772 if you have questions or would like some more suggestions of upcoming events of interest.


We are fielding a lot of questions these days about our upcoming Building Modernization Project. The planning stage of the project is nearing completion and we still anticipate a start date for construction around Sept. 1. The current plan is to close the Healdsburg Regional Library site down completely for several months, during which we will provide all of our basic services and many more special opportunities from a temporary location at the Healdsburg Community Center.

Arrangements are still being finalized, but we are grateful for the wonderful staff in Healdsburg Community Services helping us get oriented as we continue to prepare. We are excited about the updates to the library building and looking forward to providing excellent service and connecting with our community throughout the project. Look for more information in coming weeks, including at the public Healdsburg Library Advisory Board meeting at the library on Tuesday, June 11, at 5:30pm.

Once again, we are really looking forward to interacting with as many community members as we can this summer. If you’re not sure where to start in your reading journey, by all means drop by and we will offer a few suggestions. With tens of thousands of books on hand, the library has a lifetime of reading to offer.

Jon Haupt is the manager of the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St., which is open daily. See for hours and other programs at all libraries in the system.

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