This is the time of year when many people reflect and give thanks. As a Library District, we are thankful for your continued support, patience, and patronage over the last two years. These difficult times have tested many of us, and we hope that the library has made this journey a little easier.
Earlier this summer, we asked you to tell us how we could serve you better. We are thankful for your responses and are adapting to best meet your needs now and in the future. We went fine free in January, removing barriers that may have prevented people from using the library. We expanded hours to include evenings, accommodating busy adults, families and students.
This week, our libraries will be closed and services unavailable on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our Online Libraryis available for any last-minute needs, whether you want some musicto play, moviesto watch, or a quick recipeor craftto create.
Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Hanukkah Begins Next Week
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah (Chanukah) begins next week.
Tradition is to give gifts on each night, with the best one saved for last! Other traditions include the lighting of the menorah, enjoying foods, and making charitable donations.
We have many picture books about Hanukkah in the Library for the little ones. Find digital cookbooks on Overdrive to help make delicious and memorable meals together.
Thanksgiving Break Entertainment
A lot of students are off this week for Thanksgiving break. The library offers a number of ways to keep kids entertained, including free and unlimited engaging videos.
Check out Kanopy Kids for kids’ movies and TV shows, animated storybooks, and classic fairy tales. OverDrive Kids has cartoons, movies, and animated books. Scholastic offers Bookflix, which are video storybooks paired with nonfiction eBooks. Find our entire collection here.
TEENS AND ADULTS
Test Your Holiday Knowledge
We invite adults to our Virtual Trivia Night on Wednesday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
This event will be hosted by our Movies & Music Team, so brush up on your knowledge of everything holiday movie and music related and prepare to have fun! We will be using Mentimeter to submit answers, so please be sure you have access to an internet browser during the program. Register here.
Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, a lot of people will be shopping for the best gifts for the holidays.
Before you make any large purchases, make sure to check out the latest issue of Consumer Reports for product reviews and ratings. We also carry current issues of Consumer Reports Buying Guide and AARP: The Magazine. Find these publications using our free eResource, Flipster.
There are changes coming to our free eBook and Audiobook resource, Overdrive,and its apps.
On February 1, 2022, the Overdrive app will be removed from all app stores. The app will continue to be functional until December 2022, when it will be retired.
We encourage patrons to download the Libby app if you haven’t already done so. This app will continue to be supported and updated in the future. It is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Join us on Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m. to learn about party and menu planning, table displays and time-saving tips that’ll liven up the festivities with flavor, yet balance our blood sugar. Registernow.
Chef Stec recently did a virtual cooking event on fall-inspired foods. If you missed it, you can watch the entire presentation on YouTube.
GET A LIBRARY CARD
OR RENEW YOUR CARD ONLINE
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.
Renew your library card online!
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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Staff is available to answer your questions Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays).