Library gets five stars

The Santa Clara County Library District has been given a five-star rating in 2022 and named a Star Library for the 15th straight year by the Library Journal, which ranked the district second overall among U.S. library systems with budgets of more than $30 million. The district was fifth in the rankings in 2021.

Libraries were ranked by item circulation rates (both physical and eMaterials), library visits and program attendance, public computer users and Wi-Fi sessions, electronic retrievals and website visits, plus service populations.

The Santa Clara County Library District made the most improvements over its 2021 score around offerings from its 24/7 Online Library. This came following heavy promotion of the resources available within the online library, as well as the online eCard registration platform for non-library cardholders during the pandemic.The district increased the number and variety of eMaterials available and provided easy accessibility to eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, databases and other resources.

The district also had a higher circulation of physical materials, even compared to other systems with almost twice the population.

Clean energy education

Applications are now open for the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Education Fund, an opportunity for local schools to get a funding boost from Silicon Valley Clean Energy for environmental projects. Teachers, students and staff are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in project funding. Applications will close Jan. 20. To apply and for more information, visit https://svcleanenergy.org/education-fund.




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