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The Beaumont Library District is seeking to hire a part time library associate. Hours will vary between 12 - 15 hours a week.  This position will help the library with its day to day operations. 

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Click here to read Joshua Kunkle's obituary.  

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To renew library items, please do so by logging into your account by clicking the "My Account" button on the library's website then typing in your library card number & four digit PIN number or calling the library during open hours to renew your items. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to submit renewal requests through Facebook Messenger.

Beaumont Library District's Senior Librarian for Adult Services, Josh Kunkle, passed away on May 1, 2021.  Josh had been with BLD full-time since 2017 and also worked part-time at College of the Desert.  He had previously served with the Riverside County Public Library System as the Branch Manager at Cathedral City, after having worked at a few other libraries around the state.  Josh had a wide impact on the local library communities in the Beaumont and Coachella Valley region and his support for libraries extended beyond the professional.  As a longtime resident of La Quinta, he was a loyal member of the Friends of La Quinta Public Library.  A GoFundMe has been created to support his loved ones and his final expenses.  

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The Beaumont Library Is Open to the Public.
Please Read the Following Guidelines:

1.  Masks required for unvaccinated individuals
Per California state mandate, masks covering nose and mouth will be required for unvaccinated members of the public while in the building.  For further information on masking requirements, please see these California Department of Public Health guidelines.
 

2. Seating will be limited to one person per table (or computer station)  to allow for social distancing 

In order to comply with recommended restrictions, seating has been returned with one chair to make it easier for visitors to space
themselves six feet apart and to limit time spent in the building. 
Exceptions may be allowed for parents with their children
or family members using resources together.

3. Customers will be monitored for obvious signs of illness 

Employees who are ill will take sick leave. Anyone, whether
staff of public, who is exhibiting obvious ill health, such as
high temperature or persistent coughing and sneezing, will be
asked to leave the facility and not return until in good health.  

4. Daily cleaning continues with wipes & sanitizer available 

Daily cleaning will continue, and cleanliness of restrooms will
be monitored on a regular basis. In addition, hand soap,
sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available for the public
after the use of library material, equipment, and facilities.

Connect to the world through the Beaumont Library District

Beaumont Library District was established in August 1911 and the building, funded by Andrew Carnegie, was opened in 1914. An addition was built in 1965 and a community room was built in 1981. You can find a current floor plan (PDF) of the library online. 

The library is a special "library services" district and is independent of both city and county governments. We currently serve over 80,000 residents of the city of Beaumont, unincorporated Cherry Valley, and unincorporated areas of Riverside County, all of which lie within the District boundaries. Visit www.districtsmakethedifference.org for more information on special districts in California.

Learn more about the library and see what your library is worth with this return on investment calculator. For example, in 2014-15 the library circulated approximately 64,297 children's books, 30,249 adult books, and 49,629 videos. Add to that 20,167 reference questions answered, 10,144 computer sessions, and 23,765 program attendees, and you get an estimated value of $2,235,050.00. That's a pretty good return on your investment.

"Over a century of service to the community"

"A California Services District"

Check out these amazing online resources during our closure...

Our Zip Books program now has an online form, click here to check it out!

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Overdrive is now sharing eMaterials with select partner libraries, access them by signing up for your free digital library card today!

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