Patrons May Now Download and Keep Over 200 Classics
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. Santa Clara County Library District Libraries (SCCLD) now offers over 46,000 free ebooks, including over 200 works of classical literature, in multiple eBook formats. The classics are part of its “Always Available eBook Classics” collection. Readers can download these titles for free without a library card on their electronic devices, and keep them forever, with no expiration date.
In June 2013, the California State Library for a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) awarded SCCLD $40,000 by to develop a simple, more expedient way of providing ‘on demand’ eBooks to library users through an existing library catalog platform. SCCLD’s “Always Available eBook Classics” collection was created in response to this need.
SCCLD identified classic literature titles no longer under copyright restrictions, and added these titles to its eBook collection. These eBooks are available through the SCCLD library catalog and multiple individuals may now access a single title simultaneously. The eBooks are readily available in Kindle and ePub formats, with links to additional eBook formats on the OpenLibrary website: https://openlibrary.org.
Enjoy an explosion of fun June 1 - August 31 at your Saratoga Library!
The Summer Reading Program celebrates science and reading with challenges, performances, and prizes as part of Fizz-Boom-Read!
Encouraging kids to read what they want, when they want, is a powerful cure for summer slide. The librarians will help kids maintain or even boost those hard-won reading skills through:
Developing a daily reading habit;
Satisfying curiosity beyond the bounds of the school-year curriculum;
Discovering new interests.
Teens and Adults can join in on the fun too! Teen participants will see sparks fly at the library all summer long during the teen Spark a Reaction summer reading program. Adults can explore "Literary Elements" to be found in library materials and programs about science and all its aspects.
All ages can connect with the library’s online reading log, win prizes, check out their free performances and programs, and explore the library’s huge selection of great materials in digital and physical formats.
Attend the Summer Reading kick-off celebration at Saratoga Library during the afternoon of June 21. Enjoy the Chabot Cosmic Ray Planetary Theatre (planetarium for all ages), science-themed arts-and-crafts (kids), and Brush Bot making (basic electronics for teens), and more!
These events are made possible due to the generous support of the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.
Your FRIENDS Membership Helps Support the Purchase of Many Bestsellers !
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Saturday, July 26, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, July 27, 1pm to 5pm
The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries July Paperback Sale offers thousands of soft cover books of all categories, including children's, history, cooking, health, fiction, romance, science fiction, etc. Also CD's, DVD's, VHS tapes and audio books. Items are 25¢ each on Saturday and $3 per grocery bag on Sunday.
The Friends does not sell, or make available externally, its membership list. Friends is a 501 (c)(3) organization EIN 94-2831256. Your membership and donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Donations made after July 1 are included in the following membership year.