Starting Monday, January 24, our community libraries will resume full service hours, 7 days a week. These regular open hours mean you can stop by any day of the week! Our open hours vary by location. See the schedule below.
Also on January 24, passport services will resume at Cupertino, Los Altos, and Milpitas libraries. Our passport service facilities are able to issue first passports, replacements, renewals that expired more than 15 years ago, or passports issued before the holder was 16 years old. For a full list of services and to book an appointment, visit our website.
We are also happy to announce that you can now reserve our community rooms and large rooms, which will be available starting January 24 for educational, cultural, intellectual, civic, or charitable activities that are open to the public. This is in addition to our medium and small rooms, which are already available.
New Hours Starting January 24
Cupertino: Monday-Friday, 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6:30 pm
Los Altos: Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 9 pm, Friday-Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm
Woodland Branch: Monday-Wednesday, 11 am – 8 pm, Thursday-Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Milpitas: Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 9 pm, Friday-Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm
Morgan Hill: Monday-Wednesday, 12 – 9 pm, Thursday-Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 1 – 5 pm
Saratoga: Monday & Tuesday, 10 am – 9 pm, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Campbell Express: Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Explore Weston Woods Plus
We invite families with toddlers and school-age children to try our new online resource for kids – Weston Woods Plus.
This vast database of children’s classics and modern favorites brings stories to life with interactive videos and resources. Patrons can enjoy a variety of materials they can easily find with filters like grade, age, theme, and Lexile level. The collection includes closed captions and is also available in Spanish and Mandarin.
School is back in session for many students in Santa Clara County. After the long winter break, students may need some help getting back into the swing of schoolwork. We have free resources to help.
HelpNow by Brainfuse is a free online resource available to students. Get homework help on any subject with an online tutor from 1-10 pm, 7 days a week.
Additional services include creating flashcards, taking practice tests, skill building, and customized learning plans. FAFSA assistance and Spanish tutors are also available.
TEENS AND ADULTS
Teen Multimedia Contest
The Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) is accepting submissionsfor the 13th annual Be-You-Tiful, Be Free Contest. The organization is doing something new this year. The contest is now multimedia, meaning participants can submit art or video, instead of a poem or essay.
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit an original work that addresses the theme: Mental Health, Self-Acceptance and Social Media: How does the world around you influence how you see yourself or others?
Entries will be accepted through April 2, 2022. The writers of the top three poems and essays could win up to $300! Learn more here.
Get a Healthy Start to 2022
Many people want to start the New Year in a different direction, with health and fitness being one of their top priorities. Let the library help you take the first step.
Mental well-being and mindfulness are also important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. We invite patrons to sign up for free access to the meditation app, Headspace. Enjoy hundreds of guided meditations on a variety of topics, from stress and sleep, to focus and performance.
Virtual Events Just for Teens
Teens, we have two big virtual events to tell you about!
Join us on Saturday, January 15 at 1 p.m. for a Hip Hop Dance Class 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.
Our SED Talk for Teens is on Saturday, January 22. The theme is Mend Your Mind. Hear from several speakers about mental health and reducing academic stress. Please registerfor this Zoom event.
Special Virtual Event:
Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門)
Hung Liu was an important Chinese-born artist, capturing untold stories and a witness to history through her art. Her paintings are the focus of Golden Gate, a compelling new installation at the de Young Museum in SF.
Join us for a special virtual presentation on Saturday, January 29 at 10 a.m. to explore Liu’s roots in Maoist China, where she was trained in the Social Realist style of painting. In the exhibit, Hung Liu: Golden Gate, Liu interweaves her personal history with the stories of other immigrants who have left their indelible mark on California history, society, and culture.
SCCLD is happy to partner with Gale, a Cengage Company, and the California State Library to offer an amazing opportunity: Career Online High School.
Designed to reengage adults into the education system and help them achieve their career goals, Career Online High School is a convenient and flexible program conducted entirely online at the student's pace.
To qualify, applicants must be SCCLD residents, at least 19 years of age and have completed at least the 8th grade. Applicants must have a valid SCCLD library card and be a resident of the Santa Clara County Library District. Students must be willing to spend 10 hours a week on coursework to complete all 36 semesters.
Create,Dream, and Discover with our new, one-of-a-kind library card designs that are available now. Pick a lightbulb, cloud or magnifying glass, then personalize the card with a drawing or message to make it truly your own!
All SCCLD libraries will be closedand services unavailable in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17. We will be back on Tuesday, January 18.
Our Online Library is available whenever you need it. Our free video streaming service, Kanopy, has a number of films and documentaries about Dr. King.
We are revamping our newsletter in 2022!
With the New Year upon us and based on your feedback from our 2021 patron survey, after this newsletter we are moving to a biweekly format. We will be sending you important library-related news and information every other week. Our next newsletter will be Monday, January 17.
You can always stay connected by visiting our websitefor news and events, and on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
GET A LIBRARY CARD
OR RENEW YOUR CARD ONLINE
Join the Library with an Instant eCard or Visit a Library for a Full Use Card
If you live in Santa Clara County and enjoy eBooks and all things digital, the instant free eCard is for you. An eCard gives you full access to our Online Libraryservices,
You can also visit any of our libraries during open hours or Bookmobile stops 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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