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.