The Carlsbad City Library - A Bountiful Resource and Attraction

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The Carlsbad City Library

 

Carlsbad is fortunate to have a wonderful library system that attracts a host of users to its 2 facilities, the Georgina Cole Library (just blocks from the Village) and the Dove Library (in south Carlsbad in the La Costa area), plus the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center.

 

Both libraries are in excess of 20,000 sf each. And there are abundant services at each of these facilities to service multiple needs of Carlsbad residents.

 

Carlsbad LibraryObviously there are many thousands of books, periodicals, movies, CDs, and DVD for circulation available to residents with library cards, along with multiple computers available on a first come first serve basis. There is a new Library Tech Lab at the Dove Library complex.

 

There are book clubs, computer training classes, a used book store, a Homebound Program with volunteers that deliver books/audiobooks/CD/movies to those medically unable to access the library system reading programs for adults/teens/kids, one of the largest genealogy collections (multi-media including print, micofile, microfiche) in Southern California

 

The Dove Library Complex also includes the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, a meeting room, and the popular Walter D. Cannon Art Gallery.

 

The Cannon Gallery offers multiple outstanding exhibits during the year with family open studios, usually on the Saturday following the opening (stay tuned for my visit to the Haitian art exhibit coming up next month).

 

There are multiple musical performances at the Schulman theater, as well as play readings, author lectures, and 2 different film series.

 

International Guitar Night held at the Shculman Auditorium has been a stellar event the several times I have attended. And both the auditorium and the meeting room are available for rent as well.

 

Georgina Cole Library

1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

 

Dove Library

1775 Dove Lane

 

Carlsbad City Library Learning Center

3368 Eureka Place

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Jim Cheney
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Nice presentation Jeff Dowler .A good library is a real asset to the community.

Jan 22, 2018 11:38 PM #1
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Morning Jeff.

the time it takes me to read a book does not bode well by going to a library.  They don't appreciate one being out for 3-6 months...  Just saying..  I do like going to them for research purposes

Jan 23, 2018 01:14 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Jeff. On my list of things to do is getting my library card and using it! Enjoy your day!

Jan 23, 2018 03:43 AM #3
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Good morning Jeff - sounds like a very active community library. It is a great place, also, for many organizations to do presentations.

Jan 23, 2018 04:01 AM #4
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Years ago we built a superb new library in downtwon Oklahoma City. Same on me for never visiting.

Jan 23, 2018 04:02 AM #5
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Hi Jeff... great localism post. I love libraries and have since I was a kid.

Jan 23, 2018 05:45 AM #6
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Indeed Jim Cheney  And I always point it out to buyers, especially those moving here from out of town. I'm sure there are other services I am not even aware of.

Jeff

Jan 23, 2018 07:46 AM #7
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Ha ha James Dray  Guess you just have to keep renewing and renewing! LOL.

Jeff

Jan 23, 2018 07:46 AM #8
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Jeff, this is funny, I wrote about our local libraries this morning too.  They sure have changed since we were kids!  

Jan 23, 2018 09:17 AM #9
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Jeff, I used to love going to the library and should make a visit again. The libraries in Carlsbad sound like they have something for everyone. Great localism post. 

Jan 23, 2018 05:29 PM #10
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Jeff even with all the resources we have on the Internet, there will always be a need for libraries in my opinion.

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Boy, there is a LOT to do at the Carlsbad City Library, Jeff! I can't get over how our libraries have so much more to offer then just books these days - the programs just keep getting better & better too.

Jan 23, 2018 08:42 PM #12
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Hi Wayne Martin  Well I don't use the library as much as I used to, but I always enjoy it when I do. It's a great resource to have.

Jeff

Jan 23, 2018 08:43 PM #13
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Hi Grant Schneider 

There really is a lot going on at the library in both facilities and I learned alot from visiting again and from doing some research.

I have attended several presentations at the library facilities, and I think the rents are pretty reasonabl especially for Carlsbad residents/businesses.

Jeff

Jan 23, 2018 08:55 PM #14
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Time for a visit Joe Pryor 

Me too Nina Hollander  . We used to take our kids to the library all the time and they had a great time. Not such fond memories of the school library, though!! LOL

Jeff

Jan 23, 2018 08:56 PM #15
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Hi ironic Joan Cox  I'll have to check yours out, too!

Thanks Amanda S. Davidson  I am pretty impressed with the library services we have, and there are always a ton of people then when I have visited.

Jeff

Jan 23, 2018 10:30 PM #16
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Hi George Souto 

Well I agree, and I hope that remains the case. It seems that libraries are continuing to expand and broaden their services to meed the diverse needs of local residents...and that's a very good thing.

Jeff

Jan 24, 2018 07:45 AM #17
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 

They really have grown and changed with the times in many ways. The resources we now have there are pretty impressive along with all the programs they now offer.

Jeff

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