1. Adults, sign up at your local library or online starting June 1
2. Book reviews can be submitted online after setting up a personal account or can be submitted at your local branch library.
3. Read one or more books every 2 weeks, review them, submit them and you're entered into our bi-weekly prize drawing!
4. Only those items read between June 1st and July 31 will be eligible.
Celebrate the Month of the Young Child at the San Jose Children's Faire!
The Faire is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to the outdoor festival, held at Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children's Discovery Museum), in downtown San José.
The theme this year is "Rock, Roll & Read" and features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children ages 2 -12. Families can obtain information about education, child care, recreational programs and health and safety resources.
For more information call (408) 808-2617, or visit www.sjpl.org/moyc
SAN JOSE, Calif.—San José Children’s Faire, to be held 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st, is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children’s Discovery Museum) in downtown San José. “Rock, Roll and Read” is the theme for this year’s annual event, which features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children, ages two to 12, in addition to information for families about education, child care, health and safety resources, and recreational programs.
The Faire, now in its 24th year, is a free, one-day, outdoor festival designed to link parents and caregivers of young children with community organizations that serve their needs and is the highlight of the City of San José’s “Month of the Young Child” celebration.
The “Month of the Young Child” is the local extension of the national “Week of the Young Child” celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It was established in 1971 in recognition that early childhood experiences (birth to age 8) lay the foundation for success in school and later life.
On Tuesday, April 3rd, San José City Council proclaimed April 2012 as “Month of the Young Child” in the City of San José, encouraging both individuals and organizations to support this observance. Additional activities marking San José Public Library’s celebration of the “Month of the Young Child” include:
For more information, visit www.sjpl.org/moyc or call (408) 808-2617
Hey everyone its National Library Week, April 8-14!
Celebrate National Library Week with a fun Scavenger Hunt at your local library. All participants will receive a prize. This program is designed for children ages 6 and up.
While at the library visit the information desk and pick up a heart and tell us why you love your library.
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San José, CA—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected the San José Public Library (SJPL)as one of only ten libraries and museums to receive the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries that demonstrate extraordinary innovative approaches to public service and community outreach.
San José Public Library is the first city library in California to receive the award and was selected for meeting the information and learning needs of its ethnically diverse community, stellar innovative and educational programs, and for providing its customers with on demand services and self-service options that enhance their library experience such as self-checkout machines and online account services.
“Congratulations to the San José Public Library on receiving the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The work you have done is an inspiration to libraries and museums throughout the nation,” said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. “With innovation, creativity and a great deal of heart you have achieved an outstanding level of public service.”
“I am pleased that the San José Public Library System is receiving this distinguished recognition from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,” said Congressman Mike Honda, who nominated San José Public Library for the award. “Here in Silicon Valley, we pride ourselves on innovation. SJPL is an international model for providing traditional and cutting edge library services to all Silicon Valley residents. Under the direction of Jane Light, the SJPL developed new programs and methods which have positively redefined the role of libraries in our community.”
As the recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, San José Public Library will be honored during the National Medal ceremony in Washington D.C. later this year and receive a $10,000 award. Story Corps will also be visiting San José Public Library to document community members’ stories about the medal-winning library and its impact on their lives.
“We are extremely proud of our libraries here in San José and I’d like to thank the Institute for Museum and Library Services for this distinguished honor,” said Mayor Chuck Reed. “This award is a testament to the many staff, volunteers and supporters who have helped San José libraries continue to provide excellent services during these tough budget times.”
The other institutions that received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:
“I am truly honored and delighted that IMLS has chosen San José Public Library as one of the ten institutions to receive the National Medal,” said Jane Light, SJPL Library Director. “It is indeed a recognition that could not have been achieved if it weren’t for the dedicated and friendly staff members that work very hard every day to provide the much needed and heavily used library services the community desires.”
IMLS is the primary source of federal funding for museums and libraries. The National Medal for Museum and Library Service was created to highlight the vital role these institutions play in American society. Recipients are selected by the director of IMLS following an open nomination process and based on the recommendations of the National Museum and Library Services Board.
About San José Public Library
San José Public Library system (SJPL) is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the West Coast of California, serving a culturally diverse population of approximately 946,000 in the nation’s 10th largest city. SJPL is recognized across the country for its innovation and leadership in the field and is one of the busiest library systems nationwide, with an annual checkout rate of more than 13.5 million items through 19 currently operating locations. For more information, visit www.sjpl.org.
In these challenging economic times, it’s more important than ever to have a financial plan. Thanks to the Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County residents will have an opportunity to get free financial planning advice and attend educational workshops at the Silicon Valley Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 am to 5 pm at the King Library. Free parking is available at the Fourth/St. John Garage (50 N. Fourth St. between St. John Street and Santa Clara Street), less than two blocks from the library.
The event is open to the public and features more than 50 Certified Financial Planners who will provide no-strings attached services and private consultations on topics such as budgeting, getting out of debt, income taxes, dealing with a mortgage, paying for college, estate planning and insurance, among many other topics.
Educational workshops will also be scheduled throughout the day:
There is no cost for the consultations. Attendees will not be asked for a phone number, credit card or address. Volunteer Certified Financial Planners will not sell products and services, or give out business cards. Walk-ins are welcome, but online registration is recommended.