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Scottsdale Public Library
December 2020

Mustang Library Building Temporarily Closed

Mustang Library Building Temporarily Closed

Due to challenges resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottsdale Public Library has made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Mustang Library in-person services, effective Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. The Drive-Thru services will remain available for patrons to borrow items.

Mustang Library's Drive-Thru hours are:
  Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  Friday and Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
  Sunday: Closed

Library Access and Services Still Available:

  • The drive-thru windows at Mustang, Arabian and Appaloosa libraries are open, and Civic Center library offers contactless curbside pick-up service.
  • At this time the Civic Center Library building will remain open and will continue to follow strict safety protocols as recommended by the CDC.

As with other City services, the library is doing what we can to keep as many services available while keeping public and staff safety our top priority.


Disguise a Gingerbread Man

Disguise a Gingerbread Man

It is that time of year again when the gingerbread man is on the run! Help him escape by disguising him as one of your favorite book characters during December. Pick up a gingerbread cut-out from curbside or inside Civic Center Library during open hours, then post a picture of your disguised gingerbread man on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #SPLGingerbreadChallenge to be entered into a drawing for a prize pack. Not on social media? Drop off your disguised gingerbread man at one of the Scottsdale Public Library branches with your name and contact information written on the back to be eligible for entry in the prize pack drawing.
Winner will be drawn on Jan. 4.


Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Snow Day

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Snow Day

(all ages) Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Discover the science and power behind polymers. Pick up a science kit (while supplies last) to make your own snow at home starting Thursday, Dec. 3 from curbside or inside Civic Center Library during open hours, then tune in on the library's YouTube channel at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 for a "snow" day.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Snow Day online
4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 on YouTube


Polar Bear Crafty Storytime

Polar Bear Crafty Storytime

(ages 2-4) Snuggle in for a chilly storytime that is all about polar bears, then make your own polar bear craft! Pick up a craft kit (while supplies last) starting Thursday, Dec. 10 fromcurbside or inside Civic Center Library during open hours, then tune in on the library's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 for this super cool storytime.

Polar Bear Crafty Storytime online
10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 on YouTube


iPad Basics and Beyond

iPad Basics and Beyond

Learn how to use your iPad to your best advantage in this two-session virtual workshop. For more details and to register, please visit our online calendar. Looking for more computer classes? Check our online calendar for upcoming classes.

iPad Basics and Beyond: Session 1
10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7

iPad Basics and Beyond: Session 2
10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14


Virtual Classics Book Club: A Christmas Carol

Virtual Classics Book Club: A Christmas Carol

The holidays are here! Join us to talk about Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It's a good time to revisit the tale of Scrooge's foray into the spirit world. Register online to receive a link to join the discussion at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. No camera? No problem; the email will also include a phone number to allow for audio call-ins.

Virtual Classics Book Club: A Christmas Carol
10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19


OverDrive

OverDrive

De-stress from the holidays with easy access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and magazines from our OverDrive digital library. Using mobile devices like Kindles, iPads or desktops, download your favorite authors, enjoy a new audiobook, find holiday movies or browse magazines for recipes and gift ideas. All available 24/7 with your library card from our OverDrive/Greater Phoenix Digital Library.

Learn more about OverDrive along with our other great digital services from the comfort of your home at Scottsdalelibrary.org/downloadables


Freegal

Freegal

Make the holidays merry with streaming music from Freegal! Daily free streaming for three hours commercial free or download five songs weekly that are yours forever. Check out this massive catalog of music at Scottsdalelibrary.org/music/freegal.

Yet another way to enjoy the library from home!


Library Holiday Closures

Library Holiday Closures

All Scottsdale Library locations will be closed on the following dates.

Thursday, Dec. 24 close at 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 25 closed all day
Thursday, Dec. 31 close at 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1 closed all day

See a listing of all of our holiday hours.

 

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Requests should be made for that particular activity or program, or by contacting the City of Scottsdale office of ADA at ADA@ScottsdaleAZ.gov or 480-312-2500.

 

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