No Fake News — AI Program Available In Santa Clara Co. Libraries

From Patch Gilroy

“No fake news here. Artificial Intelligence has tapped into the library district in Santa Clara County, the home of tech world.Aptly so, Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions, announced Thursday that the district is the first public library system to adopt its Discover platform for its patrons to use in all its libraries.Yewno Discover is an intuitive, cutting-edge research tool that’s powered by artificial intelligence. From high schoolers to lifelong learners, public library patrons are certain to appreciate when they are conducting queries and given millions of possibilites to explore.”


Santa Clara County: Local libraries launch summer reading program

From Los Altos Town Crier

” Through its summer reading program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” the Santa Clara County Library District hopes to encourage local residents of all ages to discover the different places books can take them this summer.The goal of the free program – which began June 1 and is slated to run through July – is to have each participant read five books and log their progress online.The engagement in summer reading is especially important for young readers, according to a library district press release, as students tend to lose skills learned throughout the school year in what is often called the “summer slide.”Rose Baiza, the Los Altos Library’s supervising children’s librarian, emphasized the importance of children finding something to read while school is out.”

Santa Clara Co. Libraries Add Online Veteran Support Services

From Palo Alto Patch

” The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is pleased to announce the addition of VetNow, a free service offered through all SCCLD libraries. Created by Brainfuse, a live online tutoring company, VetNow provides military veterans and their families free and easily accessible online resources specifically tailored to help United States veterans as they transition into a civilian workforce.”According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the State of California has the largest population of military veterans, more than 1.7 million. As a provider of free resources and educational materials, it’s important our libraries offer timely and pertinent information that residents can utilize. One such resource, VetNow, provides essential information to military veterans as they search for support or assistance both locally and nationally,” stated Mike Wasserman, SCCLD Joint Powers Authority Board Chair and County of Santa Clara Supervisor.”

Santa Clara County: New Library Resource ‘Ready Rosie’ Is Invaluable If You Have Little Ones

From Cupertino Patch

“Santa Clara County Library District’s newest online resource, is now available for free to all parents, caregivers and educators with a SCCLD library card or access to a SCCLD Library.Providing early education tips, resources and insights, Ready Rosie offers invaluable information that can help adults as they teach children new things through simple and easy strategies. Information found on Ready Rosie is available in both English and Spanish.”

Gilroy: Check out e-books; 1,000 books reading program

From Gilroy Dispatch

” As part of a national movement to promote early literacy, the Gilroy Library and Santa Clara County Library District are collaborating with First Five on a yearlong and system-wide program, “1000 Books Before 6,” initiated Sept. 15.”

Morgan Hill: Meet the librarian; be a Road Scholar

From Gilroy Dispatch

” Morgan Hill library gained a great asset in 2005 when Saralyn Otter, supervising children’s librarian, joined the staff. Otter received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCSC. She switched career gears when she followed advice from her mother, a former librarian, and signed up for a two-year library school program at San Jose State, one of only two schools in California to offer the program.”

How To Navigate Saratoga Library’s New Tech ToolBar

from Sarotoga Patch

” With the increase in popularity of internet access for finding eResources, eBooks and various other eContent, hand held electronic devices remain popular electronic additions to most households. Learning how to navigate and operate many of these resources on the smaller portable devices however, is not always intuitive.