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Fairview Branch Open House: A Festive Affair Welcoming Santa Monica Back to the Library

Exciting Open House to Bring the Community Together for the Holidays

By Robert Graves, Librarian II 

On Tuesday, December 5, from noon to 8:00 p.m., the Fairview Branch of the Santa Monica Library will open its doors for an Open House celebration to welcome back our neighbors and the wider Santa Monica community. 

Library patrons are invited to bring their cards and learn how to sign up for the branch’s unique self-service system, find out a little bit of the history of the branch and its place in the Sunset Park Community, browse and check out books and other media, enjoy crafts with the kids, as well as light refreshments. 

From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the branch will host a children’s holiday book fair, where kids 18 and under will be able to “shop” for free books for their parents, siblings, or anyone special to them. If needed, the library will also provide supplies and assistance to wrap their book gifts and have them ready to share this holiday season.

Prior to the library’s opening at 10:30 a.m., the branch will also present a special edition of our Tuesday Tales story time, a traveling story time for children aged 2 to 5. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the storytime at 10:15 a.m.

The Fairview Branch is located at 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. This program is free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit smpl.org. All Santa Monica Public Library locations are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, call (310) 458-8600 one week prior to the event. Ride your bike or Big Blue Bus. Bicycle parking racks are available at all Library locations.

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