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Welcoming All — Valuing their Experience.

The WAVE Team is a group of library staff committed to serving the folks in our community who are facing personal crisis.

We offer several programs and resources you might find helpful. If you’re at Main Library, just look for these orange WAVE Badges.

Always Here for You

The following services are recurring and available at various branches. Follow the links provided for full information.


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Be Mighty Meal Services

Free meals for youth 18 and younger. Click here for all dates, times, and locations. 

Food For Good

Free shelf stable meals available for children 1-18 years. Click here for all dates, times, and locations. 

Food For Good (After School)

A nutritious meal for kids after school. Click here for all dates, times, and locations.

Find Food Support (Google Tool)

If you’re not sure where to find free food in your area, this Google tool knows! Enter your location and click the dots on the Food Map for directions. Follow this link to access the Find Food Support map.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

For help applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, meeting with a SNAP Navigator at one of the following branches:

Children’s Library | Monday to Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. *by appointment*
Dee Brown Library | Tuesday & Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Fletcher Library |Mondays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library | Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. *by appointment*
McMath Library | Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Millie Brooks Library | Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Williams Library | Monday to Thursday from 11:00-1:00 p.m. *by appointment*


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1-on-1 Job Assistance

Looking for a new job can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help!

Set an appointment in the Job Seeker Center for one-on-one assistance:

Setting up a professional e-mail
Creating a resume
Writing a cover letter
Searching for and completing job applications
Preparing for an interview

To set your appointment, please fill out this form. If you need help, please talk to your librarian or email jobassistance@cals.org

Tuesdays from 1-3 PM & Thursdays from 3-5 PM. 2nd floor of Main Library.



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Period Packs

If you’re in a pinch, stop by the desk for a period pack. They are free and we keep them on hand for anyone who needs it!

Meditation and Yoga

It can be difficult to balance mental health with so many other things to worry about, and we offer free meditation and yoga classes online to help. Dates updated below.






Upcoming Events

Provisional Library Card

Provisional Library Cards are for patrons experiencing unstable housing. This card will allow you to access the full catalog of CALS books, e-books, movies, databases, and more. Patrons with temporary addresses (such as a shelter or community center) may check out up to 5 items at a time. Patrons with no address may check out 1 item at a time.

To apply, please speak with a Librarian — we’re happy to get you set up!