We are just days away from celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s. The Library is here to provide you with any last minute help you might need.
No time to run to the store to buy a present, or is the item now unavailable? Give the gift of a delicious homemade food or treat this holiday season. Check out these cookbooksfor inspiration.
Do you want to get people dancing and singing along to holiday hits? Enjoy several different playlists using our free music streaming/downloading service, Freegal. Or, if you’d rather relax and watch a movie, our video service Kanopyhas a holiday collection for you to check out. The Library’s Movies and Music Team always has great recommendations to enjoy.
We wish you a safe and happy holidays!
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Learn About Different Holidays
There are many different holidays happening in December, from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa. Learn all about them with the Holly Jolly eBooklist available on Overdrive. Here you will find children’s titles that will get them into the festive spirit.
Also, explore our free online resource, CultureGrams, to learn about different cultures and countries around the world. This resource includes maps, history, infographics, and pictures.
Digital Magazines for Kids
Winter Break is a great time students to explore, read and relax. Our Online Library offers a number of free eResources for kids to keep them busy. Check out our digital newsstands for current eMagazines popular with young readers.
Overdrive offers an extensive educational eMagazine collection covering all interests and age ranges, from National Geographic to Highlights and Minecraft World.
Explore Flipster to get instant access to other beloved publications including Zoobooks, Ranger Rick, and Sports Illustrated Kids.
Share photographs of what winter traditions look like to you for a chance to win a prize. Teens 12-18 are encouraged to enter. Up to three photos can be submitted. We request the photo NOT include people’s faces.
Enter your submission here. The deadline is Friday, December 31, 2021.
For the 14th straight year, SCCLD has been named a Star Library by the Library Journal. They also gave SCCLD a 5-Star rating in 2021 for exceptional service and ranked us as one of the top five library systems in the nation with an operation budget of more than $30 million.
To be recognized in this way by a respected organization that devotes itself to improving libraries is a major honor. This 5-Star national ranking reflects the daily efforts of our staff to continuously provide the best possible experiences, resources and services to our patrons.
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Join the Library with an Instant Free eCard
If you live in Santa Clara County and do not have a library card with the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD), or would like additional household members to have their own library accounts, the instant free eCard is for you.
eCards are available to all residents who live within Santa Clara County Library District with a valid residential mailing address (P.O. Box not accepted).
You can also visit any of our libraries during open hours to convert your eCard, or apply for a full use card to check out any of our physical and digital materials and resources.
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If you have a library card and would like to keep it current, now you can renew your library card online! SCCLD makes it easy to keep your account current and active. No visit to the library needed if your account is in good standing and you live within the Greater Bay Area. For more information or to renew online, visit sccld.org/cardrenewal.
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