Free Summer Programs at the Library!
Banning Public Library's Summer Reading Program **May 31st - August 9th**
Sign-up in the library's Children's Room to win prizes for reading books! Ages 0-18 are welcome to participate. Visit our 4 Kids page for more program information and to view/print the Summer Program Flyer
Banning History Book now available!
Banning, a Pictorial History Through the Decades, the new local history book published by the Record Gazette Newspaper and Library Historian Bill Bell, is now available for purchase at the library with the proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library! Quantities are limited and the price is $27, cash or check only.
Friends of the Banning Library Award Scholarship!
Congratulations to Araceli Villanueva, winner of a $500 scholarship! The Friends of the Banning Library presented her the scholarship on May 19th, 2014.
Araceli is a positive, polite individual and a wonderful patron of the Banning Public Library. She will be attending the University of California Santa Barbara in the Fall. The Banning Library District would like to wish her the best of luck!
Free Computer Classes!
Basic Information Literacy Skills for Adults
The Banning Public Library offers computer classes and labs. Classes are Tuesdays from 10-11 AM, and labs are Thursdays 10 AM-12 PM. During computer lab time, you will have the opportunity to get help from our staff on job applications and resumes, uploading pictures, setting up social networking and e-mail accounts, and other computer tasks. Click on the green Calendar tab above for times and dates.
We will have room for seven people per class. Spanish-speaking staff are available upon request. If you wish to save your work from your class or the computer lab, please bring a USB drive, or you may purchase one here at our cost of $7. An alternative way to save your work is to e-mail it to yourself so that you may access it at a later time.
Check out the link below for free online computer classes!
Learn a New Language Online!
Free of charge through the Banning Library District's website!
Mango Languages is fast, easy, and the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! Mango Languages provides online language courses in many languages such as Spanish, French, German, Russian, Vietnamese, Greek and more! Click here to get started or visit our 'Reference/Online Database' page for more information!
Help for kids and teens in crisis
The Banning Public Library is pleased to announce a partnership with SafeHouse of the Desert. The Library is now a Safe Place location where kids and teens can go for help if they need it.