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South Lake Tahoe Library

1000 Rufus Allen Boulevard

History :

The first South Lake Tahoe branch of the county library was opened in 1948 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wakeman and was moved after a few months to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Amundson. After many subsequent moves in search of more adequate housing, a lot on Highway 50 was made available with building funds donated by a recently disbanded community club.

On March 5, 1959 the library opened with few furnishings, books or shelving. A Friends of the Library was formed to raise funds and the community rallied behind the effort. A grant requiring matching funds was obtained and the campaign was successfully completed prior to the deadline.

In 1978 preliminary plans were begun for a new branch library in South Lake Tahoe next to the county campground. After obtaining grant funding from the federal government the new library was completed and dedicated on April 16, 1983. The 12,000 square foot facility on Rufus Allen Boulevard has the unique good fortune to overlook beautiful Lake Tahoe out of its north windows. It is a popular place for locals and tourists alike.


Elizabeth R

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
We absolutely love the library here in South Lake Tahoe there's always multiple events that they hold for the kids is far as story time to outside Adventures just pretty much have to check the schedule but all around a very great Library very good for the community especially the kids.

Wides Pread

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
This is an awesome library. The staff are super friendly and the services are exceptional. Everytime I've been it has been an enjoyable experience.

Hannah Pence

Saturday, March 5, 2016
My internet did not work during vacation at a Cabin on the West Shore, last year in July, so I went on an excursion to find a I had to finish homework for a master's class, because I procrastinate. I went to the Library here (very nice reception people BTW) and was assigned to have a computer for 30 minutes (yep, there's a limit!). There was a waiting line! The librarian looked as you'd imagine, like in the Music Man. The experience was cool because, even though the internet was slow, like when you watch a badly dubbed foreign film, it was FREE, and there was a diverse interesting group inside. The crowd was: a few students, some people who were dressed for interviews, some who looked homeless, and most were applying for jobs. Only a couple were cruising Facebook. I think it's neat that the Library helps people searching for jobs. I also finished my homework on time. I got an A. My final project was about the greatness of Lake Tahoe, go figure ;)


Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016
They have lots of nice books.

Lil Crocks

Thursday, May 11, 2017
I love reading

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