Lodi Public Library

All library items currently checked out have a new due date of May 17, 2020.

 Please keep all library items until the due date. The book drop has been closed off. 

To access your library account click here https://www.lodi.gov/719/Accessing-Your-Account-Online 

All library cards have been renewed for patrons expiration date of July 1, 2019.

For Lodi Public Library COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions click here Lodi Public Library COVID-19 FAQS

In the interest of mitigating the impact of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Library is closed to public access. We are planning to reopen on May 10th. All library programs, classes and events are canceled. This also includes any scheduled meetings being held in library meeting rooms.

The Library will still accept book returns during the closure via the external book drop located in the back of the library.

Many digital services are available to those with Library cards remotely and for free, such as eBooks, Audiobooks, Databases, Newspapers, Magazines and more. To access these resources, visit http://library.lodi.gov/747/Online-Resources 

We will continue to communicate any further impacts to the Library as more information becomes available via the library’s website and Facebook page.

The health and safety of our patrons and employees is our highest priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Census 2020 click here https://2020census.gov/en.html

IRS Tax Deadline extended click here for info https://www.irs.gov/ 

CANCELLED March Programs and Events - CANCELED

Bhangra! Folk Dance

Bhangra DancersLearn a traditional folk dance from Punjab, India. Ages 10+. Wear comfortable clothing. We will be doing dancing moves. March 15, 11:00 am-12 noon.

Rock Painting-Kindness Rocks

Rock GardenJoin our next rock painting program.  This is part of the KINDNESS ROCKS for the Community Garden program. This is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  All ages are welcome but children must have an adult present. Supplies are provided or you can bring your own rocks to paint.  Space is limited. Please register by email at kindnessrockslodi@gmail.com. March 17, 6:00-7:00pm.

African Village Celebration

African Village DrumsJoin master drummer Onye Onyemaechi as he uses rhythm, music, and instruments to explore the beauty and soul of th drum in African Village life. Ages 3 and up with a caregiver. March 19, 3:00pm.

Children’s Fairy Garden

Garden in a BowlChildren, ages 6 and older, please join us in making Fairy Gardens. All supplies will be provided. March 21, 11:00 am-1:00pm.

New and Old Ongoing Programs for Kids and Adults


Chess @201  Beat the Monday blues and join us for beginning instruction as well as free Chess play. All levels welcome. Every Monday at 3:00-7:30 pm.

Monday and Wednesday

Paws to Read  Kids, come and read to our certified therapy dogs. They love to listen to stories. Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00.

Monday through Thursday

Homework Help  Does your child need support with math, English language arts, or social studies? Background checked and cleared volunteer tutors are ready to help! The program operates Monday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m.


Prenatal Classes-with Kim Stalians, Certified Birth Doula. Birth Plans, Comfort Measures, Birthing Positions, Evidence Based Care, Communicating with care providers, Informed Consent,  and so much more.  Limited seating, reserve at https://kimyourdotingdoula.wixsite.com/birthEvery Second & Fourth Tuesday at 6:00 pm. 

Greek Classes  Classes start March 3rd and run through the end of May. Come and learn Greek through storytelling, in English, of Greek myths and history. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info text Nick Zois at 209-406-0890. Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm.

Wednesday and Thursday

Preschool and Toddler Storytime  Stories, songs, fingerplays for children up to 5 years of age. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 am.


Storytime for Grown-ups  Why should kids have all the fun? Bring your lunch or have a snack. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Snacks and water will be provided. Every Thursday at 12 noon.

After School Funtime  A different activity every week. Grades K-8. Legos, read-alouds, games, and arts and crafts. Every Thursday at 4:00 pm.

Open Mic Poetry Night  A night to share original work or beloved poems in a relaxed atmosphere. All ages welcome. Every third Thursday at 7:00 pm.

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