El Cerrito Library
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El Cerrito Library
6510 Stockton Avenue • El Cerrito • CA • 94530 • USA • Map and Directions • 510-526-7512 • facebookinstagram

  • Mon: 12 - 8
  • Tue: 12 - 8
  • Wed: 10 - 6
  • Thu: 10 - 6
  • Fri: 10 - 5
  • Sat: 10 - 5
  • Sun: 1 - 5
  • Library Closed Dates
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The El Cerrito Library has a parking lot located behind the building that is shared by the adjacent Senior Center and Elementary School. The lot has 26 spaces, three of which are designated for patrons with disabled license plates or parking placards. There are several short-term parking spaces on Stockton Avenue in front of the Library, two of which are designated for patrons with disabled license plates or parking placards, along with ample parking on streets within the neighborhood.

About the El Cerrito Library

El Cerrito Library is a small yet busy community library; it is currently housed in a building from 1949 which was expanded to its current size in 1960. As of April 2018, it is open seven days a week. The library collection of over 36,000 items include books and other materials in English, Spanish, and Chinese and also offers a wide range of DVDs, CDs, magazines, and audiobooks. Children and babies enjoy story times as well as other fun programs such as, but not limited to, the Catapult Club, the Tinker Table, and the exceptionally rewarding Read to a Dog program, supported by the organizion Pet Therapy. Adult events include a relaxing Coloring Club, a fun Crochet and Knitting Club, a vibrant weekly English as a Second Language meetup, an enriching weekly Spanish Conversation group, and a helpful weekly Individual Computer Tutoring program. Assisted by the El Cerrito Community Garden Network, El Cerrito Library is also proud to offer free seeds for anyone interested in growing their own plants, flowers, or vegetables.