In addition to an impressive collection of books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks available for check-out, Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory has so much more! Besides the always popular stargazing parties and daily tours of the Observatory (visit ranchomiragelibrary.org for details), library cardholders can now check out their very own Orion StarBlast for a full week by taking advantage of the brand-new Library Telescope Program. This summer also sees the return of Swoon @ the Moon for visitors to view the moon in its first quarter phase.
Storytime returns this month with Tiny Tots (ages 0-3) on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Preschool (ages 4 and up) on Thursdays at 10 a.m. The Library and Observatory’s Summer Reading Program will Journey Through Genres all summer long, with activities for all ages offered from Tuesday-Friday.
Our partnership with the California State Library now enables Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory patrons to check out one of three vehicle-day use passes allowing free entry into any of California’s 200+ state parks.
Also, e-books and e-audiobooks, magazines, and movies and documentaries can be accessed digitally from almost anywhere. Learn a new language or advance your career by using specific software. LearningExpress Library offers patrons help with school, college test prep, careers and even basic computer skills. Use the Library’s onsite computer room to scan, print or access these and other digital resources.
Visitors to the Library and Observatory can also discover some amazing sights without leaving the building – the Special Collections room and curated collections among the stacks feature unique materials for viewing or checkout.
For many, gaining knowledge and new experiences in the local community are key components to living a long, full and productive life. You will find all those things and more at Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory – a true center for culture and lifelong learning right here in the Coachella Valley.
Enjoy the return of film screenings, lectures, author talks and concerts in the Library’s Community Room; see ranchomiragelibrary.org for a full event calendar.