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The Friends of the Covina Public Library has many books for sale year-round at the Book Nook. Please visit the Friends of the Library Book Nook, Showcase, and Lobby tables to see what is currently available.


Please continue to check the website for additional information. Thank you for supporting the Covina Public Library.

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The Wednesday Whodunit Mystery Book Groupmagnifying glass

Haven't a CSI clue about mysteries and thrillers? Elementary...come to uncover new reading and to meet other sleuths. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Covina Public Library Community Room. To learn more about the Wednesday Whodunit Mystery Book Group, please attend a meeting or call (626) 384-5297.

Our mystery selections are as follows:

January 7:    Death of a Gossip: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by MC Beaton

February 4:  The Cold Dish: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson

March 4:       The Deep Blue Good-by: A Travis McGee Novel by John D. MacDonald

April 1:         Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

May 6:          Police: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo

June 3:         Cop Hater: An 87th Precinct Novel by Ed McBain

*Please note that selections may change if books are hard to find in paperback. Please refer to this site or to Library flyers for the most current information on planned readings.
Meetings are first Wednesday of each month , 6:30 pm
Literacy Programs PDF Print E-mail

The Second Start Literacy Program provides adults and children with free student-centered instruction in reading, writing and speaking Gina__Mariato help them reach their full potential at school, work, home and in the community. Professionally trained volunteer tutors are carefully matched with children and adults who wish to improve their literacy skills. For more information about the Second Start Literacy Program,  contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at (626) 384-5280.

Funding Sources: WIA Title II Grant (Workforce Investment Act)

Join the Covina Public Library’s Free English as a Second Language Program. The program helps learners achieve proficiency in English and related skills needed for daily life and employment situations. All students are tutored in one-on-one settings and get individualized reading instruction twice per week. The program starts at the beginning level for those who neither read nor write English and progress to the final level before learners can be mainstreamed into all English instruction. For more information, call the Literacy Division at (626) 384-5280

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