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Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Libraries Open for Curbside Pickup

Sonoma County Library is committed to protecting our community members and employees. Under the “Stay Well Sonoma County” health order, we follow the County Health Officer’s recommendation to provide services via curbside pickup and remote/virtual activities. While library facilities are closed to the public for general use, we are here for you online, by phone and with curbside pickup!

  • Curbside pickup is available at all library branches, Monday–Saturday. Visit our locations page for open hours and contact information. Curbside requests can be placed in the online catalog (and by phone) and delivered to your local library. You can also request tax forms – call your library for more information!
  • Returns are accepted Fridays and Saturdays ONLY from 10 am until the book drop is full. Please do not leave items if the book drop is locked or full. Because we quarantine returned materials, your items may not be “checked in” for up to a week. We do not charge fines for overdue materials.
  • At this time, the library cannot accept book/media donations.
  • Librarians are available seven days a week to answer questions, help with digital resources and eBooks, update library accounts and explain services. Contact us by webform, email, phone 707-308-3262, or text 707-632-4591.
  • Looking for your next book? Request reading recommendations.
  • Enjoy virtual programs like storytime, crafts, book clubs, and other online workshops, sign up for Summer Reading or try a creative challenge.
  • Your 24/7 online library never closes! Check out films, TV shows, eBooks, databases, magazines, classes and much more, and try these expanded offers!
  • New to Sonoma County Library? Get a free library eCard online to use our resources right away.
  • Stay updated about the library on our website, follow us on social media @sonomalibrary, and sign up for our newsletter.

Recoger materiales de biblioteca desde la acera

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma se compremete a proteger a nuestra comunidad y empleados. Bajo la orden de salud “Manténgase saludable Condado de Sonoma" observamos la recomendación de la Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, de ofrecer servicios a través de la recogida en la acera y actividades remotas / virtuales. Aunque la biblioteca está cerrada al público para uso general, estamos aquí para ustedes en línea, por teléfono y para recoger desde la acera.

  • El servicio de recoger desde la acera está disponible en todas las sucursales de la biblioteca, de lunes a sábado. Visite nuestra página de “Hours & Locations” para obtener información sobre horarios, direcciones y contactos. Puede pedir materiales del catálogo en línea (o por teléfono) y recoger en su biblioteca preferida. También puede solicitar formularios de impuestos. ¡Llame a su biblioteca para obtener más información!
  • Aceptamos devoluciones de materiales SOLO los viernes y sábados desde las 10 am hasta que los buzones de devolución estén llenos. Por favor no deje materiales si el buzón está lleno o cerrado. Los materiales serán puestos en cuarentena y no serán registrados de inmediato, hasta una semana. Hemos eliminado las multas por los prestamos vencidos.
  • Actualmente no aceptamos donaciones de libros u otros materiales.
  • Los bibliotecarios están disponibles los siete días de la semana para responder a preguntas, ayudar con recursos digitales y libros electrónicos, actualizar cuentas de la biblioteca y explicar servicios: formulario web, correo electrónico, teléfono 707-308-3262 o mensaje de texto 707-632-4591.
  • En busca de su próximo libro? Solicitar recomendaciones de lectura.
  • Disfrute de programas virtuales como hora de cuentos, programas de manualidades, clubes de lectura y otros talleres en línea, inscríbase en Lectura de Verano o pruebe una reto creativo.
  • ¡Su biblioteca en línea nunca está cerrada! Disfrute de películas y programas de televisión, libros electrónicos, recursos de aprendizaje, periódicos y revistas, cursos en línea y mucho más con servicios nuevos o ampliados.
  • ¿Nuevo en la biblioteca del condado de Sonoma? Obtenga una tarjeta electrónica en línea para usar los recursos de inmediato.¡Es gratis!
  • Manténgase actualizado sobre la biblioteca en nuestro sitio web, síganos en las redes sociales @sonomalibrary y suscríbase a nuestro boletín.

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All Sonoma County Library facilities are Closed

Effective 6 pm Saturday, March 14, 2020, all Sonoma County Library facilities are closed to the public.

This decision was not made lightly. It comes after a week of increasingly strict notices and advisories. We will continue to follow the recommendations of county and state officials, and will reopen as soon as we are told that it is safe to do so.

Book drops will be closed and locked. You are encouraged to hold onto and enjoy loaned items – due dates will be extended on all materials, including technology such as hotspots and Chromebooks. Our digital resources are available 24/7, as always.

I am confident that we will manage this crisis together, and I take comfort from your support for our libraries in this uncertain time.

Ann Hammond, Library Director

 

Listas de Libros en Español

Listas de Libros para Adultos en Español

Download Adult Celebre Las Vidas Negras PDF

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Listas de Libros Junior en Español

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Week Six Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our sixth Summer Weekly Challenge, which ran the week of July 27-30:

Week Six Challenge: Summer Collage
Make a collage picture of something you see or do in the summer.

We loved seeing the variety of artwork you created around this theme. Thank you so much for sharing your collages with us. See the compilation in the video below:

Week Five Challenge Compilation

 

Week Six Challenge Compilation

And now for our FINAL CHALLENGE:

Week Seven Challenge: Book Selfie
Share a picture of you with your favorite book you read this summer.

Submission deadline: midnight on Thursday August 6.

It’s your last chance to participate in our creativity challenge.
Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see your creativity!

 

Week Five Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our fifth Summer Weekly Challenge, which ran the week of July 20-24:

Week Five Challenge: Your Favorite Book Character
Dress up or cosplay as your favorite book or fandom character.

You keep on amazing us with your creativity! Thank you to all those who were brave enough to submit an entry! See the compilation in the video below:

Week Five Challenge Compilation

 

Week Five Challenge Compilation

And now for our next challenge:

Week Six Challenge: Summer Collage
Make a collage picture of something you see or do in the summer.

Submission deadline: midnight on Thursday July 30.

Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see (and hear!) your creativity!

 

Week Four Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our third Summer Weekly Challenge, which ran the week of July 13-17:

Week Four Challenge: Your Favorite Poem
Film yourself reciting a poem - your favorite, or one of your own (2 minute limit).

We got fewer entries this week, but it’s a great selection of poems –many of them original!--presented by our participants. Thank you to all those who were brave enough to submit an entry! See the compilation in the video below:

See the compilation in the video below:

Week Two Challenge Compilation

 

Week Four Challenge Compilation

And now for our next challenge:

Week Five Challenge: Your Favorite Book Character
Dress up or cosplay as your favorite book or fandom character.

Submission deadline: midnight on Thursday July 23.

Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see (and hear!) your creativity!

 

Week Three Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our third Summer Weekly Challenge, which ran the week of July 6-10:

Week Three Challenge: Make a Poster for a Cause
Create and share a poster that supports a cause you feel strongly about.

Once again, we received many entries, and it was inspiring to see the range of causes our participants chose to highlight – from the Ceres Community Project, to Black Lives Matter, to ensuring people are registered to vote, to helping the environment—we love to see the creativity that adults, teens, and children from across the county are displaying around this literary theme.

See the compilation in the video below:

Week Two Challenge Compilation

 

Week Three Challenge Compilation

And now for our next challenge:

Week Four Challenge: Your Favorite Poem
Film yourself reciting a poem - your favorite, or one of your own (2 minute limit).

Submission deadline: midnight on Thursday July 16.

Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see (and hear!) your creativity!

 

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Increasing Student Access to Library Resources

Student OneCards allow student ID numbers to work as library cards

Sonoma County Library has expanded its Student OneCard partnership—which provides local students access to public library resources using their student ID number—to include 16 of 40 Sonoma County school districts, giving nearly 50,000 Sonoma County public school students access to library resources.

The library has been working with additional districts this spring and summer to provide barrier-free access to more students in the community.

“The relationships that we build with the Student OneCard have allowed the Sonoma County Library to bring more value to the partnerships by supporting summer lunch programs at the school districts with free books and summer reading information for all children receiving meals,” said Sonoma County Library Education Initiatives Librarian Rachel Icaza.

“School leaders countywide are seeing, now more than ever, the power of a Sonoma County Library account for their students and the training we provide to their educators. We have more to do but we’ve taken some big strides forward.” Sonoma County school districts enrolled in the Student OneCard partnership include:

  • Alexander Valley School
  • Bellevue Union School District
  • Bennett Valley Union School District
  • Healdsburg Unified School District
  • Oak Grove Union School District
  • Old Adobe Union School District
  • Petaluma City Schools
  • Piner-Olivet Union School District
  • Rincon Valley Union School District
  • Roseland School District
  • Santa Rosa City Schools
  • Sebastopol Union School District
  • West Side Union School District
  • West Sonoma County Union High School District
  • Windsor Unified School District
  • Wright Elementary School District

The library’s goal is to bring the Student OneCard to every kindergarten through 12th grade student in the county. If you are a teacher or school administrator who wants to learn more about how to connect your students and teachers to the incredible, free resources available with a Student OneCard account, email Education Initiatives Librarian Rachel Icaza at ricaza@sonomalibrary.org.

 

Week Two Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our second Summer Weekly Challenge, which ran the week of June 29-July 3:

Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover
Using materials found at home, bring your favorite book cover to life.

Once again, we received many entries, and we just love to see the creativity that adults, teens, and children from across the county are displaying around this literary theme.

See the compilation of YOUR creativity in the video below:

Week Two Challenge Compilation

 

Week Two Challenge Compilation

And now for our next challenge:

Week Three Challenge: Make a Poster for a Cause
Create and share a poster that supports a cause you feel strongly about.

Submission deadline: midnight on Thursday July 9

Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see your creativity!

 

Week One Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our first Summer Weekly Challenge:

Your Favorite Reading Spot
Draw, design, film, or create a representation of your favorite place to curl up and read.

We received many entries -- from adults, teens, and children from across the county. The artistry, creativity, and joy in reading were evident in the entries you submitted. From photographs to watercolors to crayon drawing to a short story, we loved seeing and reading our community members’ representations of their favorite reading spots.

See the compilation of YOUR creativity in the video below:

Week One Challenge Compilation

 

Week One Challenge Compilation

And now for our next challenge:

Week Two Challenge: Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover
Using materials found at home, bring your favorite book cover to life.

Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see your creativity!

 

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