Featured
Summer Curbside Pickup Recommended reading for racial justice The Updated Pleasure Reading Guide Is Here! New eBooks on Sora
 
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

Author Visit: Lily Williams and Kate Schneemann

Author Visit: Lily Williams and Kate Schneemann

24 January 2020

This week we hosted an exceptional author visit at our library. The Class of 2025 heard from Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann about their brand new book Go With the Flow, which focuses on menstruation, equity, activism, and friendship. In preparation for the visit, our 7th graders had the opportunity to read Williams and Schneemann’s […]

Continue reading

Posted in Author Visit0 Comments

Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

13 January 2020

San Mateo County Library’s 5th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is coming up soon! Saturday January 25, 12:00-6:00pm to be exact. This year’s YANovCon will be held at Millbrae Library and will feature panel discussions, hangouts, and signings with about 20 YA authors, including Gloria Chao, Anna-Marie McLemore, CB Lee, and others. And the […]

Continue reading

Posted in Events & Celebrations0 Comments

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

06 January 2020

Abigail Hing Wen with Sabaa Tahir in celebration of Abigail’s debut novel, Loveboat, Taipei. Monday January 6, 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park More information here Tara Sim with Kat Cho for the launch of Tara’s novel, Scavenge the Stars. Tuesday January 7, 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park […]

Continue reading

Posted in Events & Celebrations0 Comments

2019 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

16 December 2019

Check out some of the books that won awards in 2019… available at Casti Library! Stonewall Book Award Lambda Literary Award Morris Award Coretta Scott King Award Booker Prize National Book Award: Fiction Pulitzer Prize: Poetry National Book Award: Poetry National Book Award: Young Adult Alex Award

Continue reading

Posted in Reviews & Recommendations0 Comments

Book review: Salt in My Soul

Book review: Salt in My Soul

09 December 2019

Mallory Smith inspired many people through her passionate advocacy for those living with cystic fibrosis. Salt in My Soul reveals another facet of her story: her own internal struggles with her illness. Mallory grew up in Los Angeles (but had connections to the Silicon Valley as an alumna of Stanford University, and through cousins who […]

Continue reading

Posted in Student Work, Reviews & Recommendations0 Comments

ICYMI: New in November

ICYMI: New in November

02 December 2019

In case you missed it, here are some of the new books from November that we’re excited about. Check them out now in the library or online with Sora! The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern eBook and audiobook available The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys eBook available The Stars and the Blackness Between by […]

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized0 Comments