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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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Creativebug: Online Arts & Crafts Classes

Creativebug: Online Arts & Crafts Classes

Crafters! Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops so you can learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. This is a subscription service, but Santa Clara County Library cardholders can access Creativebug for free! All you need is a library card. Click here to fill out a library card application. Once you’ve got your card, click here to explore all the fun projects available from Creativebug.

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Check out a Casti Library Action Pack (CLAP)!

Check out a Casti Library Action Pack (CLAP)!

Have you heard about Casti Library Action Packs (CLAPs)?? Borrow all the materials you’ll need to complete one of three fun activities: cloudspotting, pompom making, and sashiko mending. The upcoming February break is the perfect time to check one out!

The Cloudspotting CLAP comes with cloud and light effects identifiers, an inflatable pillow, and watercolors. Get outside and see what kinds of clouds you can spot using The Cloud Collector’s Handbook. Lay back on the inflatable pillow and draw inspiration from the sky to create a small watercolor painting!

The Pompom Making CLAP comes with four sizes of pompom makers, yarn, scissors, and a cat brush to make super fluffy pompoms. Try out some of the projects in Pompomania, like garlands, cacti, emojis, and more!

The brand new Sashiko Mending CLAP comes with embroidery thread, needles, and hoop, scissors, and fabric so that you can make an embroidered patch. Make + Mend has sashiko stitching patterns, plus project ideas for your completed patch!

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