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Summer Curbside Pickup

Summer Curbside Pickup

Great news! Casti Library is now offering curbside pickup Fridays 4-6pm during the summer!

First, request your books online by filling out this online request form. Be sure to check the library catalogue to make sure the books you want are available – there’s a handy link (red square) on the right side of this page.

Next, schedule your pickup by adding your name to an available time slot on this sign up sheet.

When you arrive for pickup, just pop the trunk! We’ll take your old books out (if you have any) and put your new ones in. What could be easier?!

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Recommended reading for racial justice

Recommended reading for racial justice

For those of you who are interested in learning more about becoming antiracist, investigating historical and modern-day racism, and exploring social justice, we have many fiction and nonfiction e- and audiobooks available on Sora. Below are just some of the titles you can check out anytime (even during the summer) from your computer or mobile device. Suggest more titles by emailing us at library@castilleja.org

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The Updated Pleasure Reading Guide Is Here!

The Updated Pleasure Reading Guide Is Here!

Great news, Readers!

The Casti Library Pleasure Reading Guide is now updated for 2020! We’ve hand-selected a variety of books that we love for inclusion on the list. Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, mystery… this list has it all! Titles are available in Sora as ebooks and/or audiobooks that you can check out from home.

Find the list here and explore some of our other resources to help you find your next read.

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New eBooks on Sora

New eBooks on Sora

We’ve been adding lots of new ebooks and audiobooks to Sora. Below are just some of the new titles we’re excited about, and there are even more to discover in the app!

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Comics Relief: A Free First Second Virtual Festival

Comics Relief: A Free First Second Virtual Festival

Attention comics fans and creators! On Saturday April 18 8am-2pm, graphic novel publisher First Second is hosting a FREE virtual comics festival featuring Lily Williams, Karean Schneemann, Lucy Knisley, Ngozi Ukazu, Lisa Brown, Kat Leyh, and Gene Luen Yang.

You may be familiar with many of First Second’s awesome graphic novels like Stargazing, Best Friends, Go With the Flow, Check, Please!, Pumpkinheads, Pashmina, the Olympians series, and tons of other Casti favorites.

More information is available on the First Second website. Be sure to submit a question for a chance to win books! You can register and see the full schedule online. Please note that the times listed are Eastern.

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Collections in Sora

Collections in Sora

Looking for your next ebook or audiobook in Sora? Try browsing the collections in Sora. Collections are curated lists of books that are grouped together based on genre, format, theme, or appeal term. If you’ve scrolled through the Explore tab in Sora, you may have already seen collections like “Great 6th Grade Reads”, “Queer & Here”, or “Literature for Older Readers”. To see all of the collections at once, click or tap “Collections” at the top right of the Explore tab.

We are updating our current collections and adding new ones regularly. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a collection!

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