Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SFPL Director Pat Hodapp's 2016 Resolutions from the SF Reporter

Pat Hodapp
Director, Santa Fe Public Libraries

“Well, my hopes and dreams are always the same. I hope that Santa Fe has the best libraries that they deserve. Great cities deserve great libraries, and that is still my hope. I dream that this is going to happen, or continue to happen, in the next year, that way every child in Santa Fe has access to books and information.”

Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Closing, December 24-25

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closing for the Christmas holiday, Thursday, December 24 at 1:00 p.m. and all day Friday, December 25. We will resume normal hours on Saturday, December 26.

(Photo by AA)

WRAP: Winter Reading Appreciation Program 2015

Are you ready for WRAP?

WRAP: Winter Reading Appreciation Program
December 19th – December 31st

Kids, read books over the winter break for prizes!

Children through age 12 may participate in the Winter Reading Program at the Santa Fe Public Library over the winter break. Turn in your log each week and receive a prize. It’s easy, it’s fun, and you may read as many books as you want!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public

La Farge Branch Library
1730 Llano Street
Southside Branch Library
6599 Jaguar Drive
Main Library
145 Washington Ave.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tonight at the Main Library: Mayor, Councilors Host Community Listening Session on Budget

As part of an ongoing city effort to engage and include the public in the City’s budget-making this year, Mayor Javier M. Gonzales and City Councilors have convened two public listening sessions and conversations to answer questions, discuss proposed solutions, and ensure public participation as the administration continues to tackle long-term structural budget challenges.

The second of those meetings (and final meeting for this year) will take place on Tuesday, December 15, at the Main Library, beginning at 6:00pm.

Public and members of the press are welcome.

Announcing the meetings, Mayor Gonzales said, “In any budget process, public engagement is important, but especially as we face the challenges we face, and with the commitment we have made to put the City back on sound financial footing, we need the whole community to know what’s happening, have input, and participate in the solution.”

Friday Afternoon Art: "Gingerbread" Houses, Dec. 18

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Parks Crew Decorates the Main Library

We are eternally grateful to our fantastic Parks and Rec guys who decorate our Main Library with evergreen swags so beautifully. Thanks a million! 

We're now officially ready for the season.

(Post and photos by AA)

Main Library will be closed January 1-18, 2016

The Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, will be closing for data rewiring from January 1 through January 18, 2016.  During this time the Main Library will not be accessible to the public.  The Main Library Book-drops will be open and patrons may return materials during that time. Reference and Circulation service desk phones will not be available during the closure, January 2-January 18.

If you are a Library patron and have holds or Inter-Library Loan books ready for pickup at Main during the closure, library staff will contact you and give you the option of picking up your materials at the La Farge or Southside Libraries.

Children's programs have been rescheduled or moved to other branches for the two week closure. Please check the Library Website for changes.

The data line rewiring will provide improved connectivity for the Main Library to wired and wireless networks.  This will also allow the Library to increase the number of public workstations in the future.   The Main Library will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am.

Please visit the La Farge Branch at 1730 Llano Street (955-4862), or the Southside Branch at 6599 Jaguar Drive (955-2810). Both will be open regular hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We are looking forward to providing improved computer access for our patrons.  If you have questions, please contact the Main Reference desk at 505-955-6781 or check the Library Web site at www.santafelibrary.org.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Mexico Book Co-op Names Pat Hodapp as the 2015 Literary Award winner

The New Mexico Book Co-op named Patricia Hodapp, director of the Santa Fe Public Library, as the winner of the 2015 Literary Award for New Mexico and Arizona.  This special recognition is given to a supporter of authors, books, and publishing in New Mexico or Arizona.  Hodapp, who has been director of the Santa Fe Public Library since 2004, opened the Southside Branch Library in 2007, and promotes author programs and literacy at the three Santa Fe Public Library locations. The award was established in 2013. Prior winners include Don Bullis, noted New Mexico author and 2011 Centennial author, in 2013, and John Byram, Director of University of New Mexico Press, in 2014.

The Best Overall Book of 2015 was awarded to Laguna Pueblo: a Photographic History by Lee Marmon and Tom Corbett of UNM Press.  The Best Book on New Mexico was Nasario Garcia’s biography, Hoe, Heaven & Hell, also from UNM PressGarcia also received honors for his picture book, Grandma Lale’s Tamales which tied with Slim Randles’ Ol’ Jimmy Dollar, both published by Rio Grande Books. The Tony Hillerman award for fiction went to Red Gold by Robert Kidera (Suspense Publishing). Travel book winners were Barbe Awalt, The Basic New Mexico Bucket List (Rio Grande Books), tied with Wild in Arizona by Paul Gill and Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (Analemma Press). For a complete list of winners go to www.NMBookCoop.com  

New Mexico Book Coop is New Mexico and Arizona's largest non-profit cooperative organization featuring New Mexico and Arizona books, publishers, and authors. It is a partnership of over 1,500 publishers and authors who are interested in showcasing and selling books about New Mexico, Arizona, and the Southwest.

Call for Artists at the Southside Branch Library

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, should fill out a Southside Branch Art Application. The Southside Branch Art Committee will set a date to review and schedule art displays. For more information, please call 505-955-2824.

The Santa Fe Public Library accepts applications from local artists for consideration of art exhibits. All applicants must live in the city or county of Santa Fe, be eligible for a library card, and follow the Information and Exhibit Guidelines and Art Exhibit Policy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Book Sale at the Main Library, Saturday, December 5

Gift quality books will be offered for sale at the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Holiday Book Sale. A wide range of books including fiction, art books, biography, history, and books for children will be displayed. Choose the perfect gift for someone special, or for yourself!

When: Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
            Open to the public all day, no members-only hours

Where: Main Library Community Room, 145 Washington Avenue

Gift Basket Raffle to Benefit the Library: Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win a gift basket full of holiday treats.

All proceeds from the Friends bookstores and book sales go to support our Santa Fe public libraries, purchasing new books or other media and supporting library programs. Our bookstores and book sales are staffed by volunteers from the Friends. Volunteering for the Friends is a great way to support the library and make new Friends! Perhaps you would like more information about becoming a Friends volunteer?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Closure

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume our regular hours on Saturday, November 28.

Holiday Toy Drive on the Plaza, November 27-29

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friends of SFPL Book Sale, Nov. 21-22 at La Farge

November 21 & 22: La Farge Pre-Thanksgiving Sale, 1730 Llano Street
Discount Books Only
Open to the public both days, no members-only hours.
• Saturday 21st: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday 22nd: 1:00–3:30 PM, $5 Bag Day (bag provided)
Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday starting at 2:00 PM during the Bag Day sales.

Your support speaks volumes!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SFPL Now Offers Freegal Digital Music

Did you catch this news? The Santa Fe Public Library now offers Freegal digital music!
The Santa Fe Public Library is now offering access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue of legendary artists, through the Ideas network, Freegal Music Service. This will allow the Santa Fe Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its music collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries. The Library currently has 6,100 music CDs available for our patrons.
The agreement allows registered Santa Fe Public Library cardholders to download three (3) Freegal Music MP3 files each week to keep and stream three hours of music every day for free via:http://santafenm.freegalmusic.com/index. It’s easy, just log into the site with your Santa Fe Public Library card.
The Freegal Music Service also has popular music videos available for download and free mobile apps for registered cardholders of the Santa Fe Public Library. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.
“We are very excited to offer this service that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. Our patrons have requested streaming music and this allows the Library to meet their needs. This will be incredibly popular with our patrons, expanding the offerings from the libraries,” said Patricia Hodapp, Director of the Santa Fe Public Library.
For more information about this new service, stop in or call your nearest Reference Librarian at:
Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6781
La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano St., 955-4862
Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2820

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Veteran's Day Holiday

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veteran's Day. Normal hours will resume on Thursday, November 12th.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Photos from Today's Young Adult Craft Program, Book Arts!

Helen Fable came to La Farge today to teach the young adults how to stitch a book together and make different kinds of pop-ups to place inside, as well as a little pocket for our books! The young people of La Farge had a great time and plan to use their new skills for future needed notebooks and handmade gifts. 

Post and Photos by JG