Riverside Public Library
SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library
Library Supervisor: Andres Calderon
2985 Madison Street
Riverside, CA 92504
Monday-Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
About the SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library
The 10,000 square foot SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library opened in 2003 and houses close to 30,000 books, DVD’s, CD Books, Music CD’s and Spanish-language items. In 2009 the Library was remodeled with new shelving units and computer stations to accommodate 18 adult and 12 children’s computers.
SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library is now a “Family Place Library” which is a center for early childhood information. We have a collection of books, toys, DVD’s, music CD’s and other materials for babies, toddlers, parents and service providers. Included we have a PAL (Play and Learn) island and 4 Early Literacy Stations. All of these items were funded by the Carpenter Grant.
Casa Blanca offers a quiet study room, a computer lab and a community meeting room is available for public use. Please call for more information.
We have Preschool story time on Wednesday mornings and Family story time and crafts on Thursday evenings.
After school tutoring, movies, literacy group meetings and other special events are offered throughout the year. Check the library calendar (PDF).
This location offers library customers up to 2 hours of computer use per day. Unlimited WiFi is available for laptop & mobile devices. The library provides the ability to print from the public computers via SAM (Smart Access Manager). You may maintain up to a $20.00 balance on your SAM account. Black and white printing is $0.10 per page. Color printing is $0.25 per page.
We also offer Computer Basics and Internet Basics classes in the Computer lab. Check the library calendar (PDF).