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Kings Beach Library


  1. Internet Workstations
  2. Photocopier
  3. WiFi
  •  Ongoing Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
  • 3 Internet workstations (with Microsoft Office:  Word and Excel)
  •  Photocopier with scanning and faxing
  •  Wi-Fi throughout the building

For more information, see Library Services.

About the Library

A small library with a big heart, Kings Beach features creek-side picnic tables with Wi-Fi access and an extensive collection of items that spotlight the history and terrain of the Lake Tahoe area. The Kings Beach Friends of the Library offer a wide variety of items for sale inside the branch.
Librarian: Anne Greenwood
Library Supervisor:  Bree Johns

History of Kings Beach Library

The Kings Beach Library was started by Mrs. Dorothy O'Brien in the early 1940s. She arranged for books to be sent to her from the Auburn Library every few months. The library was originally located out of Mrs. O'Brien's Kings Beach restaurant. During the 1950s and the 1960s, the library was housed in the office of a resort in Tahoe Vista which was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Burroughs until 1953. 

In 1953 the resort was purchased by the Potts family who assumed responsibility for the library. In September 1964, the library opened in the Carpenter's Hall, and moved to its current location in 1988.