Library to Host 8th Annual Holiday Program

Image of child visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus.San Benito County Free Library (SBCFL) will host its 8th Annual Holiday Program on Thursday, December 18th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Activities at this year’s celebration include the following:

  • • A Visit with Santa
  • • A Free Book for Every Child
  • • Holiday Stories with Ms. Carol
  • • Crafts

Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras, if they wish to take photos of Santa with their children.

The Friends of the San Benito County Free Library sponsor this event. With their help, 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. The Friends and First 5 of San Benito are also providing books to be given away to children for the purposes of building home libraries in the community and increasing exposure to early literacy.

Connect with SPIN at the Library

San Benito County Free Library and Special Parents Information Network logos.

San Benito County Free Library (SBCFL) and Special Parents Information Network (SPIN) are partnering to provide drop-in style Question & Answer sessions in the the Library for parents with children who have special needs. These Q&A sessions will be on Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on the following days: November 3, November 17, December 1, and December 15.

Families can discover the latest information on treatments, interventions, services, supports, and networks available. SPIN describes a person with special needs as someone, “who has a temporary or chronic condition or disability present at birth or due to illness or injury.” There is no age limit for accessing information at the SPIN Q&A Session. Your child can be as young as an infant or as old as an adult.

If you have questions about this family program, you can visit the library at 470 5th Street, in Hollister, call the library at 831-636-4107, or contact the library through its online form.

About Special Parents Information Network

Special Parents Information Network (SPIN), provides outreach services in Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties to parents of children with special needs. Children can be any age, including adults. To find out more about SPIN, call 831-722-2800 or visit