LIBRARY UPDATE

Here is the most recent update to library services (as of August 2021):

• The library is open! -- Services: getting/renewing library cards, computer usage (up to 1 hour), printing, holds pickups, light reference & reader's advisory.  

• Book drop (near the front door) is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Book drops at other 35 locations are also open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  

• Items Checked-Out after closure: have a 30-day loan period.

• Questions?  Library staff can answer phone calls Monday & Tuesday, 11:30am - 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The La Jolla/Riford Library’s phone number is (858) 552-1657. You can also email your questions to weblibrary@sandiego.gov

 



VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

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The doors may be closed in our buildings,
but our San Diego Public Library librarians
are working hard to bring storytimes,
crafts, science activities, and more
to those staying at home.

Join our SDPL vIRTUAL HUB FACEBOOK GROUP 
to gain access to a variety of programs
or follow us on the La Jolla/Riford Library's
Instagram AND Facebook pageS.





VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING Schedule:

Monday

  • 10 a.m. SDPL Dance Pants Party (Children)
  • 4 p.m. Teen Book Talks - 1st & 3rd Monday (Teens)
  • 5 p.m. Listen to This! - 2nd & 4th Monday (Adults)

Tuesday

  • 10 a.m. STEM Stories (Children)
  • 2 p.m. Art of Cartooning (Children)
  • 4 p.m. Adult Create! (Adult)

Wednesday

  • 10 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Children)
  • 4 p.m. Teen Create! (Teens)
  • 5 p.m. Read More with Trevor (Adult)
  • 6 p.m. Oasis San Diego - 3rd Wednesday (Adults)

Thursday

  • 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime (Children)
  • 3:30 p.m. Special Guest Performers (Children)
  • 5 p.m. Adult Book Talks (Adult)

Friday

  • 10 a.m. Bilingual Storytime (Children)
  • 2 p.m. What's Ms. Erin Reading? (Children)

Saturday

  • 10 a.m. Signs at Play (Children)

Sunday

  • 9 a.m. Gratitude Meditation - 1st & 3rd Sunday (Adults)
  • 9 a.m. Adult Yoga - 2nd & 4th Sunday (Adults)
  • 10 a.m. Children's Create! (Children)

* Scheduling subject to change, adjustments made depending on the situation.



ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Looking for new ways to keep your mind occupied while you’re at home? Enjoy hours of discovery and exploration in our eLibrary databases! We’ve got a range of educational opportunities for our youngest patrons to our oldest, all you need is your library card number and password. Don’t have a library card? We’ve got you covered! Get temporary access to many of our eLibrary databased by signing up at https://www.sandiego.gov/librarycard and be sure to write down your temporary ID and password. Here are just a few of our free electronic resources:

 

•  Cloud Library – Borrow a wide array of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

•  Brainfuse Help Now – Provides homework assistance and live tutoring for students in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and even adult education.

•  Testing & Education Resources Center – Practice for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, or GED tests.

•  Gale Courses – Sign up for a variety of online classes

•  Rosetta Stone – Learn or practice a new language.

To see the full range of databases we have available, visit: https://sandiego.gov/elibrary



Educational Apps for Kids

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Learn from home by downloading any of these fun, engaging apps for children of all ages on your cell phone or tablet!

Click here for a complete list of educational apps, which are also included on the library's iPad station known as the Krayon Kiosk.



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