Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory
Founded in 1996 and in its current location since 2006, the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory serves as the cultural hub of the Greater Palm Springs area. Over 400+ free programs, events and exhibits are offered annually to patrons while over 175,000 people utilize the library’s services annually. In 2018, the Rancho Mirage Library added the Observatory and has since assisted 15,000+ visitors each year in getting closer to the stars. The observatory even launched an innovative program allowing seekers to check out a telescope to explore the stars from home. The library is also home to one of America’s top festivals, the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, a celebration of the written word. Whether it’s music from top performers, engaging lectures, film discussions, family fun or programs that showcase the Rancho Mirage community, everyone is invited to benefit from the library and observatory’s mission of “lifelong learning and access to all”.