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Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660
The 54,000-square foot Central Library carries a vast collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, audiobooks, musicMore CDs, movies (the largest collection of foreign films in Orange County) and video games. The library also offers resources that can be downloaded from its web site. The facility caters to kids, offering them a fun, colorful room (which has relaxed noise restrictions) and private patio to call their own. The library hosts several storytimes each week for kids and families. Teens have an area of their own on the second floor. There also is a reading room with with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Each month, the library exhibits work by local artists.
Balboa Branch Library
100 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661
With the beach to its front and the bay to its rear, it is fitting that the Balboa Branch Library is the home toMore Newport Beach Public Library's Nautical Collection, which documents the city's long relationship with the sea and boating. In addition, the library houses a collection of books, periodicals, newspapers and media items. It has a kid-friendly space and several computers for public use. Materials from the Central Library or the other branches can be reserved online and picked up at this branch.
Mariners Branch Library
1300 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Located just around the corner from Mariners Park, the 15,305-square-foot Mariners Branch Library is the largestMore branch in the Newport Beach library system. It houses a collection of some 60,000 books, periodicals, newspapers and media items. The library, which is linked to the adjacent Mariners Elementary School, has a special room for kids and offers activities such as story time. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the library and several computers are available for public use. Materials from the Central Library or the other branches can be reserved online and picked up at this branch.
Newport Beach Cultural Arts Office
1000 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Cultural Arts 0ffice is a division of the public library. Its activities include art exhibits at the Central LibraryMore and City Hall, the annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition and Sale, and more. The office also funds the Newport Beach Sister City Association and provides grants to arts organizations.
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