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Scottsdale Public Library
December 2021

Library Director Report

Library Director Report

Hello Library Friends,

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2021, I want to share some final news about select library work accomplished by the Scottsdale Public Library as well as what you can look forward to in 2022.
 

  • In July 2021, the Scottsdale Public Library became an official Fine Free Library. This is significant because it breaks down barriers to information access and provides equity for all library users.
  • In November of 2021, the Library Card Campaign and Card Holder Celebration Event at Scottsdale Stadium were a success! We had over 3,000 people sign up for library cards and 640 people attend the concert celebration with Rock Lobster at the Scottsdale Stadium. Thanks to all who attended and a special thank you to the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library for sponsoring the fun!
  • In 2021, Scottsdale Public Library launched the Pony Express which involved using technology to allow patrons library access at Appaloosa Library with the swipe of their library card. This technology implementation helped the library to serve the community during the difficult economic challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Onward to 2022! The Scottsdale Public Library team is looking forward to restoring Library system operations so that all four library branches are staffed and open for the public to use by January 2022. Please visit our website for specific schedules as we get closer to the new year at ScottsdaleLibrary.org.

 
The mission of Scottsdale Public Library is Putting People at the Heart of Dynamic Library Services. We take this mission seriously and keep it top of mind in all that we do. On behalf of the Scottsdale Public Library team – We wish you all a Happy Holiday season!

Kira Peters,
Scottsdale Public Library Director

 



Family Storytime at Rio Montaña Park

Family Storytime at Rio Montaña Park

Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music, and rhyming activities.

Family Storytime at Rio Montaña Park
9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11 at Rio Montaña Park
 



The Jan Sandwich Holiday Show

The Jan Sandwich Holiday Show

Jan and her pianist will delight you with holiday music, comedy and holiday fun. This show includes plenty of audience participation and is guaranteed to get you in the spirit! Registration is required.

The Jan Sandwich Holiday Show
1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, Civic Center Library
 



Full STEAM Ahead: Virtual Snow Day

Full STEAM Ahead: Virtual Snow Day

(ages 6-11) Discover the cool power of polymers. Pick up a science kit (while supplies last) to make your own snow at home starting Tuesday, Dec. 21 at any of 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 Tuesday, Dec. 28 to follow along in real-time.

Full STEAM Ahead: Virtual Snow Day
10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21 online
 



Gingerbread Jan

Gingerbread Jan

(ages 0-5) Join us for a wonderful performance by Arizona's very own Jan Sandwich. Jan will delight with a slew of songs and stories for all! Space is limited; please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration.

Gingerbread Jan
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22, Mustang Library
 



Film Series

Film Series

Film Series
Join us this December for movies to take us into the holidays. Check our online calendar for details on titles, dates, times, and locations.
 



Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Thinking of holiday shopping for a new eReader, tablet or computer? An incentive can be all the free stuff you can do through the Scottsdale Public Library. Our biggest digital library, Greater Phoenix Digital Library by OverDrive, has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines that can be checked out on most devices. Great for easier reading like larger fonts, audiobooks for travel or magazines for new information or hobbies; this is the time of year to try online reading.

Learn more at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/downloadables or check out our calendar of events for virtual and in-person programs to get you started!
 



Pressreader

Pressreader

Stay in the know with your local newspaper, accessible online at Pressreader. Use the app or off the website, you can get daily digital newspapers - including the Arizona Republic! End your subscription fee and get your local news when you want through Pressreader, and check out all the other newspapers, magazines and more at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/magazines.
 



Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

All Scottsdale Library locations will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Day holiday, and on Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's holiday. See a full listing of all of our holiday hours.
 

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