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Scottsdale Public Library
October 2021

Scottsdale Public Library Hours

Scottsdale Public Library Hours

Have you heard the wonderful news? Scottsdale Public Library has expanded their building hours! Arabian Library, which had been closed to the public except for drive-thru service, has opened their doors with modified hours. Additionally, Civic Center Library is now open seven days a week. Mustang Library continues to offer its current hours and Appaloosa Library offers branch access through Pony Express technology, as well as drive-thru hours. Visit the library's website for the most up to date details about our service expansion and available hours.



Library Card Campaign

Library Card Campaign

The Scottsdale Public Library's card campaign is off to a great start! Since launching the campaign on Sept. 1, we have registered 908 new library cards. Our goal is to register 2,000 people for library cards by Nov. 30. Help us share the love by encouraging your family, friends and neighbors to register for a new card. Raffle drawings and an exclusive library cardholder event will be happening during the campaign.

Follow us on social media for more details and get your library card today!
 



Teen Design a Library Card Contest

Teen Design a Library Card Contest

Do you like to draw, create images, or just doodle? Your artwork could become a Scottsdale Public Library card! All teens between the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to enter; one winning design will be chosen to be a limited edition of a library card design.

For more information, visit ScottsdaleLibrary.org/services/get-a-card



BookMates

BookMates

Let us set you up with your next great read! BookMates is a new service for patrons who would really like reading recommendations for adult and teen books. Simply fill out a form to describe your reading interests and what kind of book you are looking for, and one of our talented matchmakers will set you up with some reading suggestions!

For more details, visit Scottsdalelibrary.org/virtual-library



Online Computer Classes

Online Computer Classes

Gain an understanding of basic computer knowledge during these interactive online workshops. Register online to receive a link and additional computer materials.

Backing Up Your Data 
2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 online Register

Excel Basics & Beyond (2-session class)
10 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 12 & 19, online Register

iPad Basics (2-session class) 
10 a.m., Thursdays, Oct. 14 & 21, online Register

Email Efficiency 
2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, online Register



Monster Mash

Monster Mash

(ages 12-18) Get your fright on while we watch a scary movie and enjoy some monster munchies!

Monster Mash
3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27
Civic Center and Mustang Libraries

View our online calendar and search 'Monster Mash' for more information.



Virtual Crafty Storytime

Virtual Crafty Storytime

Have some spooky fun making your own Five Little Pumpkins. Pick up a craft kit starting Thursday, Oct. 21 at the drive-thru windows, curbside, or inside Civic Center, Mustang and Arabian libraries during open hours. Tune in to our YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 to follow along in real-time for a rhyming-good time.

Virtual Crafty Storytime
10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 28 online



Is the Library Haunted?

Is the Library Haunted?

Join us at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30 at Mustang Library, as Sonoran Paranormal Investigations, Inc discusses the scientific methods used to investigate paranormal activity and whether they consider the Arabian and Mustang libraries to be haunted.

Is the Library Haunted
1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30
Mustang Library 10101 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85258



Reading With Monsters!

Reading With Monsters!

Are you excited for Halloween? Check out the Tumblebooks read-along e-books, such as Mystery at Eadum Hall for chills and thrills for your kids. For more monster mash, go to the Greater Phoenix Digital Library or use your Libby app to find kid friendly e-books such as The Creepy Pair of Underwear. Find more and have some fun with family titles you can access from home with just your library card. Need some inspiration for kid friendly Halloween activities? Download the e-book, Halloween Crafts! If you need assistance or have questions, fill out our Ask-a-Librarian form to get answers within 48 hours or less.



With 3 Billion Gallons Saved, Scottsdale Parks
Maintain Focus On Water Conservation

Scottsdale officially declared Stage 1 of its Drought Management Plan Aug. 17, supporting the Colorado River Tier 1 shortage recently announced by the Bureau of Reclamation that will take effect Jan. 1, 2022. Stage 1 of the Scottsdale plan asks residents and businesses to voluntarily conserve water. As the public is being asked to conserve, the city is modeling those actions -- and the Parks and Recreation department is front and center. For more than 20 years, they have created innovative programs and practices that routinely see the city's park system use 15 percent less water than its annual allotment. The result is a savings of more than 3 billion gallons of water over that time. This savings has created a substantial positive impact to Scottsdale's water management portfolio that puts the city in a better position to manage the current drought.

Learn more about Scottsdale Parks and Recreation history of water conservation.



All Scottsdale Libraries Closed Monday, Oct. 11

All Scottsdale Libraries Closed Monday, Oct. 11

All Scottsdale Public Library branches will be closed Monday, Oct. 11 for a staff development day. All our digital resources are always available online!

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