Natalya Gallion writes about Rebecca Salinas, who after 35 years in education still found time to teach English as a second language at the San Benito County Free Library.
Gifts and stockings delivered to those living in farmworker housing at the Villa Luna Apartments.
Annual report shows physical item checkouts, card holders and more are up compared to last year.
Funds will be used to hire additional staff and improve internet connectivity.
Increased digital resources are helping students during the pandemic.
The center will maintain hours of 12-5 p.m. daily until area temperatures normalize.
To order, place a hold using the online catalog or call the library for help in selecting materials. Staff will prepare the materials and then call when they are ready for pick-up.
Customers can request and pick up materials starting June 2.
Access to video streaming services, e-books, educational material and more to help keep families engaged and entertained during the shelter-in-place order.
Available as part of a course reserves pilot project from the library aimed at eliminating barriers to equal access to information, pursuing higher education, and achieving academic success.
BrainFuse has tutors for K-12, college, citizenship tests, high school proficiency tests, Microsoft Office, and even resume and cover letter help.
Proponents of new or expanded facility say that a 7% shortfall can be overcome with more community outreach.
The evening was rounded out with a lively Ugly Sweater Contest and White Elephant-style wine bottle exchange.
Patrons made holiday crafts, watched holiday movies, took pictures with holiday props at the library's new 'Selfie Station' and listened to festive music while waiting for their turn to meet Santa.
Community members are invited to participate in 13th annual holiday program on Dec. 5.