Check out our flyers below on all of our events for the Summer Reading Program! This summer we are having events for teens on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays we have event for kids of all ages. Sign ups are still open so come by the library if you want to join in!
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: San Benito County Free Library Barbara Room
Share your stories, successes, and techniques with other tutors, learn about the latest materials and resources available to you and your learner, and see new tutor training videos now available on our websites.
Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Lucy or Rosa at the library or email Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Mondays until April 9th a group of volunteers will be at the library providing free tax assistance! Please see the flyers below for more information:
On evening of December 8th, the San Benito County Free Library (SBCFL) hosted our 10th Annual Holiday Program. Activities at this year’s celebration included a special guest appearance by Santa Claus, movies, crafts and a free book for every child. Despite the rain families lined up to take their picture with Santa Claus, get an apple and a free book. Others made holiday ornaments or watched Dr. Seuss’ how the Grinch stole Christmas movie before visiting Santa.
We’d like to thank everyone who braved the weather to make this a great event and extend a special thank you to the Friends of the San Benito County Free Library, the Student Nutrition Department for the Hollister School District, Liz Morales Photography and all the volunteers who gave generously of their time and energy so that the Library was able to provide this fun event to San Benito County families.
Happy Holidays and we hope to see you at the library soon!
Is it cute? Is it ugly? Judges puzzle over this year’s Teen’s ugly sweater contest!
Nina Jorgenson was declared the winner of the San Benito County Free Library’s first-ever Ugly Holiday Sweater Design Competition on Friday, December 16, 2016! Using tinsel garlands, ribbons, pom poms, and other assorted holiday decorations provided by the library, contestants munched on pizza while creating the ugliest holiday sweater possible. Nina won a gift card and a nifty holiday hat for her creation above.
Star Saunders from San Benito High School (below, left), Louise Roy of the Hollister Art League (below, second from left), and the library’s own Julie Soto (below, second from right) served as judges during the event.
The San Benito County Free Library (SBCFL) will host its 10th Annual Holiday Program on Thursday, December 8th; from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Activities at this year’s celebration include a special guest appearance by Santa Claus, movies and a free book for every child. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras, if they wish to take photos of Santa with their children.
Through the generous donations from the Friends of the San Benito County Free Library and the Student Nutrition Department for the Hollister School District, the Library is able to provide this fun event to San Benito County families and encourage a love of reading in the home by providing every child in attendance with a free book and a nutritious snack.
About the Author
Julia Soto is the Youth Service Librarian with the San Benito County Free Library. She’s a recent graduate with her Master’s in Library and Information Technology from San Jose State University.
Halloween Story time and parade team: (left to right) Julia Soto, Youth Services Librarian, Milagros Delcid (Library Assistant), and special thanks to our volunteer Joann.
Our spook-tacular story time and parade was a success.
Children gathered for a short story time followed arts and crafts. The real fun began when the children were given bells, cymbals, drums and other noise makers and we clanged and clashed our way through the library. The children received a standing ovation as they took a bow from library staff and patrons before heading out to the front of the library for gifts and snacks.
Please join us for enchanted stories, fun crafts and a spook-takular costume parade!
Come in costume, bring your noise makers and remember that there will be gifts and snacks for children after the parade.