San Benito County Free Library To Celebrate National Library Week

A week of events has a theme of “Libraries Transform.”

The San Benito County Free Library is inviting county residents to join in celebrating National Library Week, which takes place during the week of April 10-16. The theme for 2016 is “Libraries Transform.”

National Library Week began in 1958 as a celebration of how librarians and libraries of all types have contributed to the social and cultural fabric of American society.  In celebration of National Library Week, the San Benito County Free Library will be holding a series of programs that highlight the contributions of people who have made the library the county hub for literacy and learning that it is today.

View the Week’s Schedule

Give the Gift of Reading as an Adult Literacy Tutor

Call for Literacy Tutors!

The San Benito County Free Library’s Adult Literacy Program is searching for tutors to support, empower and encourage adult learners to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. No prior experience is required other than a desire to help others.

Volunteers should have knowledge of basic English spelling and grammar, must be 18 years of age, and willing to commit at least one-and-a-half hours per week for six months. We will provide training, materials and professional support staff for you and your learner.

Choose to make a commitment to positive change today — a learner is waiting for you to expand their world.

For more information on how you can make a difference in your community, contact Library Assistant Rosa Garcia at (831) 636-4107 ext. 20 or Betty Mason, literacy coordinator at ext. 18.

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Learn How to Vote

An image of a people voting.The November 2014 election is approaching. Do you know how and where to vote? Do you need more information to help you make your decisions on candidates and ballot measures?

The Registrar of Voters website ( includes information on candidates and specific ballot measures, where your polling place is, how and when to register to vote, and much more.

Library at the County Fair

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Celebrate the 91st year of the fair with the Library at the Library’s Kids’ Corner and the Bookmobile. Free Fair Shuttle is available.

Visit the Library’s Kids’ Corner in the pavilion and the Bookmobile at the San Benito County Fair this weekend in Bolado Park.

On Friday and Sunday, the Kids’ Corner will provide AWE Early Literacy laptops, coloring pages, and picture book stories throughout the day. On Saturday, the Library has an incredible roster of community members who will read picture books to children at the Kids’ Corner. The Bookmobile is offering information and applications for library cards and services.

Free shuttle services (información de transporte gratuito en español) are available to the fair, including a location near the library at the Brigg’s Parking Garage.