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No more late fees for Children's & YA materials! On June 11, City Council approved the Mayor's proposal to eliminate late fines for youth during Fiscal Year 2018/19.Read more...
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Happy Independence Day! In honor of the Fourth of July we'd like to highlight some eResources that can help recent immigrants fulfill their citizenship goals!Read more...
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It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for May. Here are the previous lists for April and May . Enjoy! Top Fiction The 17th Suspect by James Patterson Origin by Dan Brown The Fallen by David Baldacci The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham Twisted Prey by John Sandford Camino Island by John Grisham End Game by David Baldacci Fifty-Fifty by James Patterson Two Kinds Of Truth by Michael Connelly After Anna by Lisa Scottoline Top Non-Fiction A Higher Loyalty by James Comey Fire and Fury by Michael...Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 I July 2018 July 2018 July 1: Pick a nursery rhyme to memorize this week and practice it every day. July 2: Practice counting by 1s, 5s, 10s to get to 100. July 3: Go for a walk outside. Find 5 different kinds of flowers. July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED - Draw a picture of fireworks. July 5: Count the number of windows in your home. July 6: Make a list...Read more...
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Celebrate Pride with us at Drag Queen "Over the Rainbow" Story Hour at SJPL. Stories will highlight inclusion, diversity and friendship.Read more...
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We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
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What, you may ask, is SELF-e Select ? SELF-e Select is a really exciting program from Library Journal , that lets indie authors (authors who are publishing their books through non-traditional channels) get a chance to get national exposure! Library Journal is one of the most important reviewing magazines in the library world -- libraries all around the country (and the world) trust LJ to give us good advice about book purchasing. Any independently published author who submits their book to SELF-e for evaluation gets a chance to be reviewed by Library Journal. Those select titles are offered to library...Read more...
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The task of being and staying woke is a huge and constant one. Not sure what that means, or where to begin? These young adult books will get you started.Read more...
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Here are 8 things you should know before watching the World Cup.Read more...
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