National Reading Month
Hello Library Patrons & Friends,
March is National Reading month, and our community is READING! I am happy to report that despite the challenges of COVID-19, our community continues to use the resources available at the library. We are all learning to do things differently during the pandemic and Scottsdale Public Library is right there with you. The mission of Scottsdale Public Library is to Put People at the Heart of Dynamic Library Services.
Thank you for using the library to keep the power of reading alive and well. Happy National Reading Month to You!
Scottsdale Public Library Director
Mustang Library Re-Opens
Mustang Library building re-opens on Monday, March 1 and resumes its previously reduced hours. Capacity inside the building will be limited to maintain social distancing inside the building. The drive-thru window remains open for people to pick up holds.
For the most up to date information regarding library services during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit ScottsdaleLibrary.org/COVID19.
Crafty Storytime – We Snailed It!
Help us celebrate nature's slowpokes with this engaging crafty storytime. We will be creating snail sun catchers in honor of these cool gastropods. Craft kits can be picked up, while supplies last, starting Thursday, March 4 at any of the drive-thru windows, curbside, or inside Civic Center Library and Mustang Library during open hours. Tune in to the library's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11 for a story, rhymes, and instructions.
Crafty Storytime – We Snailed It! online
10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11
Google Power Search and Amazing Apps
This two-session workshop on Thursday, March 11 and Thursday, March 18 will teach participants how to get the most out of searching the web. Learn about free apps that can help with creating documents, translating foreign languages, storing data, and more. Participants should be ready with a Google account for use and attend both classes to get the full benefits.
Register online to receive a link and additional computer materials.
Google Power Search and Amazing Apps online
10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11
10 a.m. on Thursday, March 18
Scottsdale & Baseball
Batter up! Join Joan Fudala, community historian, at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 12 on the library's YouTube channel, as she presents a virtual program on the history of baseball in Scottsdale and Scottsdale's Spring Training history.
Scottsdale & Baseball online
11 a.m. on Friday, March 12
Full STEAM Ahead: Paper to Pulp & Back Again
Celebrate the earth by making your own paper. Make your own paper frame or check out a paper making frame (supplies are limited) starting Saturday, March 20 with a valid library card from any of the drive-thru windows, curbside or inside Civic Center Library and Mustang Library during open hours. Tune in to the library's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 27 to learn how to make your own paper.
Full STEAM Ahead: Paper to Pulp & Back Again online
10 a.m., Saturday, March 27
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal joins Scottsdale Public Library's newsstand! Access world class journalism from the Wall Street Journal at no cost using your library card. More information can be found at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/research/newspapers. WSJ joins other digital daily newspapers like the New York Times and, through the Pressreader app, national and regional papers including the Arizona Republic.
Learn more about all the virtual access to library's digital newsstand that you can use safely online at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/virtual-library, and enjoy Wall Street Journal daily on your computer, tablet, or smartphone!
RBDigital is making a change. The digital magazines are moving to the Greater Phoenix Digital Library and can be read off their website or via the Libby app. Magazines like The Economist, The New Yorker, and US Weekly, along with many more ranging from health to hobbies to current events, are always available with just your library card.
Check it out at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/downloadables.