Summer Reading Program goes virtual at libraries

The Santa Clara County Library District’s Summer Reading Program, “Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover,” is underway and registration is open. The free program, which runs through July 31, encourages readers of all ages to dig below the surface, investigate the unknown and discover new things.

Dozens of online events, ranging from family-friendly activities to adult classes, are planned over the next two months. All events and programs will be held virtually amid the pandemic.

Children’s librarians will host special events 3 p.m. every weekday on Facebook Live, including book clubs on Mondays, live performances and shows on Wednesdays and STEAM events on Thursdays. July will feature virtual concerts for children, with performers such as Latin Grammy winners 123 Andrés.

Teens events will include an Open Mic Night today, College Application Help  Thursday, Virtual Teen Trivia and craft activities. For adults, librarians have scheduled Virtual Film Clubs, live master gardener presentations on plant-based eating, and more.

Summer Reading Program participants can earn a prize for reading five books and completing discovery and investigative activities.

To register and for more information, visit

Curbside service

The library district will begin offering curbside service later this month, including contactless holds pickup and material returns at all district libraries. For further updates, monitor the district’s website at and on social media (@SCCLD). Patrons are asked not to return items until curbside service commences.

  The district is temporarily expanding eCard registration to all residents, enabling free access to eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and digital newspapers, streaming movies and music, and dozens of online resources for students, job seekers and people of all ages. Video tutorials can help patrons navigate the resources.

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