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Castroville Branch Services
  • Books, talking books on CD, DVDs, magazines and newspapers for all ages
  • Materials in Spanish and English.
  • E-books and E-audio
  • Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and print, fax, scan, and copy machines
  • Public meeting room(s) reservations at the front desk or online:  small meeting room and large meeting room with projector
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Homework Center:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • Citizenship Classes:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • Programs and events for children and adults, and much more
  • Friends group:  Friends of the Andy Ausonio Library

About Castroville Branch

Juan Bautista Castro founded the town of Castroville in 1863 or 1864 (historians disagree on the year). He cut up his land and offered inducements to settlers because he saw the development of the country depended upon subdividing and settling the large ranches. In 1869, Monterey County supervisors created the township of Castroville.

The Castroville Branch Library will celebrated its own centennial in 2014 and has enjoyed a colorful and varied history in serving the town known for its nearby agricultural fields of artichokes. Founded in 1914, the library has survived and flourished in homes, post offices, hardware stores, novelty stores, and now a state-of-the-art library facility under the care of numerous, dedicated people.

Statistics 2014 / Population Estim. 2015:

Circulation: 24,883
Estimated Service Population: 6,689

Building:

Library services since November 21, 1914.  Andy Ausonio Library established in 2006
Square Footage: 12,900