Nestled on a quiet City of St. Helena cul-de-sac, the St. Helena Public Library is located not far from the windings and meanderings of the Napa River and where the Silverado Trail North suddenly becomes the Silverado Trail South.
With its red terracotta roof tiles and white stucco walls, it has the architectural flavor of a romantic hacienda out of a Spanish romance novel or perhaps a stoic mission calling to the faithful.
The St. Helena Public Library's deceptive appearance of belonging to the old California conceals the real and modern age of this stoic repository of literature, media, and wisdom. The building itself speaks to the roots of the city of St. Helenam, which for more than a century has established and nurtured the wonder of civilized knowledge within these and other walls.
Within are thousands and thousands of books which reach back in time into the minds of our forefathers, letting them speak to us of their struggles and accomplishments. Held in caring husbandry are thousands of titles and items of the Napa Valley Wine Library as well as the Silverado Museum which has expanded into its own wing in the library. For those who care not to read, you will find a multitude of videos, DVDs, and books on CD and tape. Microfilm and media are at your fingertips regardless if you need to research history or just want to enjoy a cherished flick.
If you yearn for the outdoors, you perhaps may want to stroll the quiet lanes to visit the Napa Valley Vintners, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, or the St. Helena Library Foundation all located within easy walking distance. Also, you may enjoy the ambiances of stately vineyards which line parts of the street or if you have a mind to you could volunteer your services and join a grand community experience. Come and enjoy! The St. Helena Public Library awaits and welcomes you.