The mission of the Santa Monica Public Library is to provide resources, services, and a place to encourage the community to Read, Connect, Relax, and Learn. Library programs are free and open to the public and are intended to promote and enhance the collections, services and mission of the Santa Monica Public Library. Library programs are developed and presented for adults and include such activities as book discussions, author talks, lectures, film screenings, workshops, poetry readings, and musical concerts.Program proposals from the public, which complement the library's collections, services, and goals are selected by the Adult Programming Committee according to the needs and interests of the community; the suitability of each library's physical space; the program's contribution to the library's overall schedule of events; and the availability of Library staff to assist with the presentation of the program at the library venue. Programs must comply with the library meeting room policies, which mandate the program be open to the public, free of charge and prohibit commercial advertising or direct solicitation. Individuals and organizations interested in partnering with the library on adult programs are invited to submit a proposal according to the guidelines set forth below.
For more information on policy Library co-produced programs, click here.For more information on proposing a Kids or Teens program, click here.
Proposals are accepted according to the following schedule:
Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection within approximately three weeks of submission deadlines. Proposals must include all of the required information. Mail your completed program proposal to:Public Services OfficeAttn: Program ProposalsSanta Monica Public Library601 Santa Monica BoulevardSanta Monica, CA 90401Or email the proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include PROGRAM PROPOSAL in the subject line. NOTE: To receive an email response regarding your proposal, please place email@example.com on your allowed emails whitelist. The library will not respond to 'challenge and response' email systems.Proposal Requirements
Proposals are reviewed by the Adult Programming Committee and accepted on a competitive basis according to the criteria set out in the Adult Program Guidelines. A limited number of proposals are accepted each quarter. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection within approximately three weeks of submission deadlines. Applicants may also inquire with Library Administration, 310-458-8606, regarding renting Library meeting rooms.If the Program Proposal is AcceptedThe Santa Monica Public Library will:
The partnering organization or individual will: