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SCPL News & Announcements - March 2012 Archive
Food for Fines Amnesty Event
National Library Week is coming up soon, from April 8 through the 14th. To celebrate, county residents are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to any Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ branch. For each non-perishable food item donated, the library will forgive $1.00 worth of overdue or request charge fines, up to $20. All donations will go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County.
Some suggestions of food items to be donated include: canned meat, canned fish, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, beans, pasta, rice, cereal and fruit juice. Even if you don’t have fines, you can bring a donation to put in the barrel or take an envelope to mail your cash donation.
The Second Harvest Food Bank is a non-profit organization providing food and basic necessities to our neighbors, half of whom are children. Visit www.thefoodbank.org to learn how your contributions make a difference in our community.
New Online Resources Available
The library has recently added two new online databases to our collection of internet resources.
Career Cruising is an online resource for job seekers that works to engage and inspire people of all ages to achieve their full potential in school, career and life with their career exploration software.
The Vogue Archive is a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.
To use these online databases from home, just make sure to have your library card number handy. From inside the library, click the links above, or visit the internet resources page to see all our online databases and recommended websites.
New Reservation System for Library Meeting Rooms
You can now reserve Library Meeting Rooms directly from our website, using the Book It Now buttons available on the Meeting Rooms page or on the individual branch pages for Aptos, Boulder Creek, Downtown, or Scotts Valley where the meeting rooms are located.
The Book It Now button will take you Liquid Space, where you can learn more about the meeting room, check its availability, read the policies and reserve and pay for it using a credit card. You do need to sign up for a free Liquid Space account in order to use this service. For more information about library meeting facilities or to book a meeting room, visit the Meeting Rooms page. For more information about LiquidSpace, visit http://www.liquidspace.com. Now it is easier than ever to use your library meeting spaces!