Granitie Bay Library

The Granite Bay Branch Library Contact Information

Our Mission

The mission of the Friends of the Granite Bay Library is to support our local library through funding for children's programs, Summer Reading, and purchasing new computers and library materials such as books, CDs DVDs and more.

We rely on the generous support of the community to fund our programs. Become a Friend of the Library by sending your donation to PO Box 2004, Granite Bay, CA 95746.

A donation of $250 or more is recognized by a leaf on our donor tree.

Want To Get Involved?

The Friends of the Granite Bay Library meets quarterly and needs volunteers for Granite Bay Library sponsored, and Friend’s funded, community outreach programs. New Board Members and volunteers are always needed. For more information please email us at:

Current Library Hours

Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM


To see all up-coming County-Wide Holiday Library closures, please click here.

Mother Goose on the Loose (babies & toddlers)

A program for babies and toddlers, that aids in the acquisition of language and fosters a love a books. Check the schedule below for dates:

Wednesdays at 10:30 through December 5, 2012.

**Note**:There will be no Mother Goose on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.


Preschool Storytime (for 2-5 year olds)

Thursdays from 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM through December 6, 2012.

**Note**:There will be no Preschool Storytime on Thursday, November 22, 2012 (Thanksgiving Day).


Other Library Information

Internet is accessible through a wireless connection. Internet workstations are also available as drop-in or reserved appointments.

A community room is available by reservation.

Mary L. George, Director of Library Services
Main office: 350 Nevada Street, Auburn

You can also search the Auburn-Placer County library catalog online.

Calendar of Upcoming Sponsored Events

Friends of the Granite Bay Library

Date & Time

The Event
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2 PM

"Star Wars" Party @ the Granite Bay Library

Come enjoy free games, food, "Star Wars characters. Call (916) 791-5590 for more information.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

"Four-Legged Fur" @ the Granite Bay Library

Come enjoy free storytime and outdoor activity with the Placer Nature Center. Call (916) 791-5590 for more information.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Donations for the Granite Bay Library’s Summer Book Sale Begins

Book donations can be dropped off at the Granite Bay Raley’s or at Granite Bay Library.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2 PM

Come see magician Donny Crandall perform @ the Granite Bay Library. Call (916) 791-5590 for more information.

Friday, July 27, 2012 - Saturday, July 28, 2012 at
10 AM - 5 PM

Granite Bay Library Summer Book Sale

Held in the library's Community Room, books are $1 and children's books start at 50 cents.

Access 2000 Magazines & Newspapers Online With A Placer County Library Card

Thanks to a new service offered by the Placer County Library system, patrons can now read stories and view photographs from more than 2,000 magazines and newspapers online from the comfort of their homes, schools or offices.

The new service is available through the county's library web site to anyone who has a valid Placer County library card. Users will click on the EBSCOhost link, particularly for magazines, and other sources including some newspapers. The News Bank link is the most direct way to find regional California and national newspapers.

The availability of these databases is part of an overall strategy supported by the library and its Information Technology Division to provide 24/7 access to County resources. Already library customers can place holds on materials and renew them from the Library’s iBistro catalog. Additional services in planning are access to the holdings of other libraries in the region and new databases and enhancements to the library Web site.

"These online data bases should be tremendously helpful to residents, whether they are students writing papers, football fans seeking updates on favorite teams, business people researching national media for business trends or people pursuing an interest in the arts," said Mark Parker, Director of Library Services. "We are very pleased to be offering this service."

These databases are updated daily. Users must install a free .pdf reader on their computers, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Apple’s Preview, to read the full text articles.

Library cards can be obtained by applying at any branch of the Placer County Library in Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Kings Beach, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Penryn, Rocklin, and Tahoe City. A bookmobile also serves customers at locations throughout the County including Newcastle, Sheridan, Michigan Bluff, Iowa Hill, Alta, Dutch Flat, and at several locations in Auburn and outside of Lincoln. Additional information may be found at the Library’s Web site or by calling the Library at (530) 886-4510.