The alt library programs have enjoyed excellent attendance, and are routinely featured in local media, both in print and on television—raising awareness of the library as a place for more than just books.
The alt library blog had over 6,000 hits last year and has had well over 2,000 already this year.
Feedback about alt library has been incredibly positive and enthusiastic; those who attend one alt library event often attend another, and bring a friend along.
Most importantly, the Sacramento Public Library is now actively engaging with a community of readers in their 20s and 30s.
Friends Board members are all in their 20s and 30s and plan to raise funds for alt library while acting as library advocates in the community.
Consisting of a blog ( a meetup group ( on-going programming, and a book club that reads cult fiction and meets in bars and coffee shops, alt library attempts to reach the 20s and 30s audience with programming and online marketing designed specifically for them, even if it means those programs take place outside of the library or are a little more edgy than typical library programming.
Consisting of on-going programming, a blog ( a meetup group ( and a book club that reads cult fiction and meets in bars and coffee shops, alt library attempts to reach the 20s and 30s audience with programming and marketing designed specifically for them.
Some of these programs take place outside of the library or are a little more edgy than typical library programming.
Meet the authors of this recently-published book and take a trip to Sacramento during World War II!
Exclusive images and stories from Special Collections of Sacramento Public Library bring this story to life. If you arrive early, you are encouraged to go to the library and browse through books, magazines, graphic novels, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and more!