Rebecca Salinas tutoring at the San Benito County Free Library. File Photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: The incredible Rebecca Salinas

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.

Photo courtesy of Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Children and Youth

LULAC Youth partners with San Benito County Free Library on Christmas stockings for low-income kids

Gifts and stockings delivered to those living in farmworker housing at the Villa Luna Apartments.  

Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBC Free Library sees increased usage despite pandemic

Annual report shows physical item checkouts, card holders and more are up compared to last year.

Ready for curbside pickup outside the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library wins $500K grant

Funds will be used to hire additional staff and improve internet connectivity.

Ready for curbside pickup outside the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library moves online in a big way

Increased digital resources are helping students during the pandemic.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Cooling Center to open at SBC Library

The center will maintain hours of 12-5 p.m. daily until area temperatures normalize.

Ready for curbside pickup outside the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

Library offers curbside pick-up and distance printing

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.

Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library to offer curbside pickup service

Customers can request and pick up materials starting June 2.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library offers online resources

Access to video streaming services, e-books, educational material and more to help keep families engaged and entertained during the shelter-in-place order.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

Textbooks for Hollister Gavilan courses available at San Benito County Free Library

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.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Library offers free online tutoring

BrainFuse has tutors for K-12, college, citizenship tests, high school proficiency tests, Microsoft Office, and even resume and cover letter help.

Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Survey shows library bond measure lacks voter support

Proponents of new or expanded facility say that a 7% shortfall can be overcome with more community outreach.

Photos provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

Business

San Benito County Free Library hosts Holiday Chamber Mixer

The evening was rounded out with a lively Ugly Sweater Contest and White Elephant-style wine bottle exchange.

Photo provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

Children and Youth

Santa Claus visits the San Benito County Free Library

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.

Photo provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

Children and Youth

Santa Claus is coming to the San Benito County Free Library

Community members are invited to participate in 13th annual holiday program on Dec. 5.