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Welcome to the Hemet Public Library. We are here to  provide our community with the materials and services necessary for self-education, informed decision-making, and recreation. Whether you're in our library or online, the Hemet Public Library is the place to be.

July 24 -- TEEN craft day @ 4-6
Drop in and make some animal-themed crafts!

*duct-tape crafts
*safari treasure box
*decorate book bags
*and more!

Balloon Artist Mr. Twister @ 3 on July 25
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Family Fun Event at the library -- Mr. Twister, balloon artist and entertainer! Audience will learn how to make balloon art on Friday, July 25 at 3.

Summer Reading -- Paws to Read

The Hemet Public Library summer reading program, “Paws to Read,” is 8 weeks of reading fun! The program starts June 11 and ends August 2. Children ages 3-11 read 3 hours per week to earn a reward, and children/teens ages 12-18 read 4 hours per week to earn a reward – earn all 8! Last day to turn in reading logs and redeem rewards is August 2.

You can register online or at the library. To register from home, click

reading logs are also available online:
children's reading log
teen reading log

It's not too late to donate items for the Ramona Animal Shelter. Each item donated from the list below will earn a raffle ticket for the drawing at the end of "Paws to Read" Saturday, August 2, 2014

 They need :

Tidy Cat non-clumping Kitty Litter
Water Bottles (cases of 12)

Free Family Fun Events (all ages welcome)

July 25: Mr. Twister, learn to make balloon art @ 3pm, second floor of the library

            -Bark for Books (read aloud to therapy dogs) @ 4pm, children’s library area

July 26: Pet safety tips @ 11am, second floor of the library

July 30: “Paws to Read” story-time from the Sylvan Learning Center @ 1:30, second floor of the library

August 1: Justin Rivera, magic show @ 3pm, second floor of the library

            -Bark for Books (read aloud to therapy dogs) @ 4pm, children’s library area


Pet Safety Tips
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Ramona Humane Society offers pet safety tips on Saturday, July 26 @ 11.

Scholarship help... it's not to early to begin
Need Scholarship help

Thanks to the generosity of Wells Fargo Bank and a grant from Inland Library System. We are proud to announce Tuition Funding Sources ("TFS") a private website where high school and college students are matched with scholarships and grants. The scholarship matching service is provided to students free of charge. 

The TFS scholarship database represents 27 years of scholarship research and is many times larger than any other source of scholarship information. The database is made up of millions of need-based, merit and general scholarships and totals more that $41 billion in available awards. 

In addition to general scholarships that can be used at any school, the scholarship database contains millions of scholarships that are school specific, meaning they are only available at the sponsoring school. Next to federal and state grants, this scholarship category is the largest pool of scholarships available and is one of the reasons the TFS scholarship database is so large. New scholarships are added to the database every month. 

The TFS scholarship data is a very respected resource and was displayed for many years at a demonstration lab in the Smithsonian Institution. It was also selected by the Department of Defense for use in their international schools.

Library patrons can remotely access scholarships, financial aid and career information from their library, home, school or workplace.

Please go to, create an account and begin looking for scholarships and financial aid.  It's never to early to start!


E-Books now available!
Oneclick Audio and e books
Do you have an E-reader?

Be sure to look at the new e-books on the ONEClick page.  Downloading is fast and easy!

Click on the Link below:

FREE July activities at the Hemet Public Library!
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Spring into Reading at the Hemet Public Library!
Join the Library in this month's Free Activities

Bark for Books with Maxx and Friends Fridays @ 4 in the Children's reading room--practice reading out-loud with therapy dogs!

Book Clubs:

Teen Book Club: July 25 "Raised by Wolves" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Director's Book Shelf:July 17
Between Heaven and Here
By Susan Straight

In August in Rio Seco, California, the ground is too hard to bury a body. But Glorette Picard is dead, and across the canal, out in the orange groves, they'll gather shovels and pickaxes and soak the dirt until they can lay her coffin down. First, someone needs to find her son Victor, who memorizes SAT words to avoid the guys selling rock, and someone needs to tell her uncle Enrique, who will be the one to hunt down her killer, and someone needs to brush out her perfect crown of hair and paint her cracked toenails. As the residents of this dry-creek town prepare to bury their own, it becomes clear that Glorette's life and death are deeply entangled with the dark history of the city and the untouchable beauty that, finally, killed her.

Need help keeping track of your books?
Track your family's library material at
Sign up with to help keep track of your family's library material.  It's fast and free.  You can choose to receive either a text message to your cell phone or an e-mail for overdue material or requested items. 

This service is Free do to the generosity of the Friends of the Hemet Public Library

Search and Place requests from the Hemet Public Library Facebook Page!
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Did you know that from the Hemet Public Library Facebook Page you can search for Movies and Books,  place requests and renew your items.  Click down arrow to the right of the Timeline and select Library Search!

This free service is provided by the Friends of the Hemet Public Library.

Have fun!

Need a Passport?
Need a Passport
Need to apply or renew your passport? Call 951-765-2445 for an appointment.
Call the Hemet Public Library at 951-765-2445 for information to apply or renew your passport.  Appointments are available Wednesday through Friday 9-5 and  Saturdays 9-12. 

Online Services are now available!
Online Services are now available from  Homework HelpJob Hunting, Magazine searches for research or fun.  Use One Click for Downloading books to your computer, MP3 player or IPOD or smart phone or Email a Reference Librarian your question.  It's all here, Free with your Hemet Public Library Card!

Labels for Education
Labels for Education

The Labels for Education program is a Library fund raising program designed with busy families in mind as an alternative to traditional fund raising. By saving and redeeming product UPCs and beverage caps from participating products schools can earn FREE educational merchandise, such as library books and dvds. The Hemet community can assist by saving UPCs and beverage caps from participating products and giving them to the Hemet Public Library. The Library redeems the points collected for FREE merchandise!

Participating products include:

Campbells        Pepperidge Farms        BIC      Prego   V8       People Magazine      Time Magazine Real Simple Magazine   Cooking Light Magazine Goldfish  Emerald            Dannon            PopSecret        Glad     Post

There are many other participating products available so be sure to ask the Library for more details!




Contact Us
Kathye Caines
Library Manager

300 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543

Phone: (951) 765-2440


Wednesday - Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed Sunday - Tuesday

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TEEN book club on Friday, July 25 @ 4-5: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Friday, July 25 from 4-5: Come prepared to discuss the book Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Mr. Twister on July 25 @ 3
Family Fun Event at the Library -- Mr. Twister, balloon artist and entertainer! Audience will learn how to make balloon art on Friday, July 25 at 3.