Book drive organizer Kaitlyn Fontaine readies books for distribution to local youth. Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

For the Love of Reading

Thousands of kids’ books collected in drive are redistributed free at local schools.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Office of Education kicks off summer reading challenge

Reading challenge aims to prevent summer slide by encouraging children to read and awarding prizes for most words read.

Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Art & Culture

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Art & Culture

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.

Photo provided

Art & Culture

Registration for Summer Reading Program Begins at San Benito County Free Library

The San Benito County Free Library invites all community members to participate in its annual Summer Reading Program. All events are free and in-person and online registration begins Monday, June 4.


San Benito County Free Library Transforms for National Library Week

San Benito County Free Library invites community members to attend Open House during National Library Week.

San Juan School top readers from each class with their teachers. Photos courtesy of Krystal Lomanto

Schools & Education

Local Elementary School Students Read over 6 Million Words

Students across the county were challenged to collectively read 3 million words over the summer by the SBCOE. Together, they crushed that challenge.

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Children and Youth

Reading program far surpasses 3 million-page goal

Footsteps2Brilliance through the County Office of Education is working to promote literacy during the summer and beyond

Small girl reaches for books on shelf while holding a doll.

Children and Youth

OPINION: Preserving our Library

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual fundraiser this Sunday from 1-3:30 p.m.; tickets are on sale now.


Children and Youth

Program supports youth literacy

County Office of Education invites parents to informational events about the Footsteps2Brilliance program this week

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Share your gift of reading as an Adult Literacy Tutor

San Benito County Free Library needs tutors for the Adult Literacy Program

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Art & Culture

National Library Week celebrated locally April 12-18

Annual event to celebrate the possibilities for library users


Art & Culture

Summer reading club sign-ups have begun

Free program is open to youth from birth to 18 years old

Cat Reading

Sports & Recreation

2013 Annual County National Library Week

Events for 2013 National Library Week and the Library's 96th Anniversary