Cupertino Library Celebrates 10thAnniversary October 18th
Community Members CelebrateMany Ways to #LoveYourLibrarySEPTEMBER 28, 2014 -- CUPERTINO, CA—The Cupertino Library announcestheir official 10th anniversary celebration of its most recentLibrary in Cupertino Saturday, October 18th, next to Community Hall. The one-daycelebration will be a free, fair-style event with interactive opportunities forall ages. The Santa Clara County Library District, City of Cupertino, LibraryCommission, Library Foundation, Friends of Cupertino Library and many communitygroups are joining forces to create and fund a fun and memorable event aroundthe theme ‘Gateway to Learning.’
To highlight the celebration, and this season of gratitude,the Cupertino Library Foundation has kicked off a #LoveYour Library campaign.Community members are sharing their love of the Cupertino Library by sharing#UNSelfie photos with books poised on their heads and signs showing they#LoveYourLibrary. Over 80,000 items are checked out of the Cupertino Libraryweekly, and many more resources are accessed online, at no cost with a librarycard.
“These #LoveYourLibrary photos are fun, and the campaign isspreading quickly through social media,” said Gayathri Kanth, Cupertinocommunity librarian. “Library patrons are donating to the Cupertino LibraryFoundation #LoveYourLibrary #GivingTuesday #UNSelfie campaign. It’s nice toknow people are having fun and supporting the many Library programs that the CupertinoLibrary Foundation helps fund throughout the year.”
Saturday, October 18th is the day for communitycelebration of the Library’s 10th anniversary. The official ceremonybegins with a brief program at 11:30am, emceed by Mayor Gilbert Wong. Thebooths and entertainment will begin just following the ceremony and continueuntil 4pm. At 3:30 a special ceremony to close and bury the time capsule willtake place in the Library courtyard. This event is being organized by the TeenAdvisory Board, under the direction of Teen Services Librarian, Matt Lorenzo.This is also free and open to the public.
More than 20 booths and entertainment options, plus foodtrucks, are planned around a unique approach to the Dewey Decimal System (DDS).Subjects as far reaching as astrology (predict the future of libraries) tofinancial health (put on by members of the Chamber), Frisbee art (made possibleby the Library Foundation) and high-school robotics demonstrations will keepchildren, teens and adults entertained throughout the afternoon. Activitieswill be staged throughout the Library and Community Hall. A cricketdemonstration will be in the field. Entertainment and community booths will bein the City Hall plaza.
“The Cupertino Library is one of our greatest successstories in our 100 years as a district,” said Nancy Howe, Santa Clara CountyDistrict librarian. “The Library has more than 330,000 volumes in its collection,circulates more than 2.5 million items annually and welcomes over 850,000visitors annually.” The access to the online resources increases dramaticallyas well. The S^4 summer science contest, sponsored by the Cupertino LibraryFoundation, the Library and the Cupertino Union School District, introducedhundreds of middle school students to the online databases that encourageprimary research and critical thinking. The new Common Core Standards encouragethese life-long skills.
The Cupertino Library operates Monday through Thursday10AM-9PM; Friday and Saturday, 10AM-6PM; and Sunday, noon-6PM. www.sccl.org
The Cupertino Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 Public BenefitCorporation with the purpose to raise money to continue programs encouraging life-longlearning and self-improvement through the Cupertino Library. The Foundation hasthe Non-Profit Seal of Approval by Guidestar demonstrating satisfaction oftransparency requirements and is a member of the Google for Nonprofits programreceiving tools to work efficiently. It seeks major donations from corporationsand the business community and from other foundations as well as individualdonations and planned gifts and bequests. For further information visit:www.cupertinolibraryfoundation.org