We are excited to announce the release of new, unique library card designs on Monday, January 3. The three fun designs aim to inspire patrons to Create,Dream, and Discover unlimited possibilities, all of which can happen with a free SCCLD library card. These one-of-a-kind library card designs include a lightbulb, cloud and magnifying glass on the front where patrons can draw or write to personalize their card.
Everyone is invited to get a free library card. Current patrons are also welcome to replace their card with one of the new designs. Note: If you already have an SCCLD library card, you will have to get a new account number and PIN.
As an added bonus, people who come into the library and get a new card will receive a special gift, while supplies last.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Book Series Finder
There are so many different juvenile book series to explore, it can be tricky to keep track of them all. We have a great resource that can help navigate the different series for juvenile or young adult readers.
Learn how to read Nutritional Facts labels and ingredient lists to make healthier food choices for you and your family. Also learn tips to plan and prepare low-cost meals, while applying the MyPlate guidelines. Register for the online event here.
Presented by Rae Studios, this beginner-level dance class will teach participants dance skills and techniques that will encompass a full song routine.
Register for this Zoom event here. Please note, this program will not be recorded or streamed to Facebook.
Top Booklists of the Year
Every December, our librarians compile the best books of the year. They go through at least 20 sources, from trade publications, to bestseller lists to popular blogs and websites. Then, they are put in order to find the most agreed upon titles.
Our Music and Movies Team also released its Best of 2021 recommendations. Check it out here.
MORE FROM THE LIBRARY
Ancestry Library Changes
Our free online resource, Ancestry Library Edition, offers a number of records and databases that can help you discover more about your family history. This includes access to the U.S. Census, military records, vital and church records, directories and more.
For the last two years, Ancestry has provided at-home access to library patrons, including SCCLD. However, starting on Thursday, December 30, Ancestry service will only be available in libraries.
When visiting the library, Ancestry can be accessed from a personal laptop that is connected to the library’s WiFi network, or from one of the library computers.
Upcoming Holiday Schedule
We are starting a new chapter this week, kicking off 2022.
All SCCLD libraries will be closed and services unavailable on Friday and Saturday, December 31 and January 1, for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Have a safe and Happy New Year and we'll be back on Monday, January 3!
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).