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Use the SDCL app to search for books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs and more. Check your account, request or renew items, find your nearest library location and hours and more!
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Read for a Reason
The Read for a Reason summer program has a unique incentive to help feed dogs at local County animal shelters.
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Del Mar Library Renovation 2013
Months of ripping out carpet and rearranging a few things have led up to the newly renovated library that the community of Del Mar will cherish.
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100 Years, 33 Branches and Millions of Books!
The San Diego County Library celebrates its 100th Anniversary in the community where it all started: Fallbrook.
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Bonita Library Celebrates the Chinese New Year
The San Diego Lucky Lion Dancers were featured at the Bonita Library's first-ever Chinese New Year celebration event.
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James Hubbell Artwork Greets Library Visitors
James Hubbell brings his unique style of art to the Ramona Library and leaves a lasting impression on everyone who walks through their doors.
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Grand Opening for the Little Library That Could...
At only 854 square feet, the Lincoln Acres Library was the smallest of all the County's library branches. Imagine what this library can do at triple the size.
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"Explorers" Program Introduces Kids to Science
Children explore scientific concepts and participate in cool, easy-to-do science experiments at the San Diego County Library.
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Internment Camp: a Personal Account
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, many Japanese Americans were relocated to internment camps. Mitsuko Kawamoto shared memories of her experience at a County Library branch.
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¡Siempre Viva! Fallbrook Library Latino Art Exhibit
Fallbrook Library hosts the community's first ever local exhibition featuring Latino Art.
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Meet Library Volunteer Joel Harris
Joel Harris volunteers his own time to teach art classes to adults with special needs at the Solana Beach Library.
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Read a Book, Help a Horse
Kids, think you can read five books this summer? If so, you'll be helping raise money for a horse sanctuary here in San Diego County.
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Why We Love Our Bookmobile
In honor of National Bookmobile Day, San Diego County Library customers talk about why they love their bookmobile.
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Robots at the Encinitas Library!
Teenagers from two robotics schools showcase their robots at the Encinitas Library, as part of FIRST Robotics Day
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Take a Bite Out of a Good Book
Promotional video created by the Vista Library's After-School Academy students.
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Book Trailer: Cell
Vista After School Academy 2011's book trailer for the Stephen King novel "Cell."
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Rockin' Toddler Time!
This toddler storytime is designed for caregivers to actively participate with their child and features 20 minutes of songs, movement and stories for toddlers ages 1-3 years old.
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Acoustic Showcase: Norwegian Singer/Songwriter Marjit Vingerui
Norwegian singer/songwriter Marjit Vingerui becomes the first international performer to play at one of the San Diego County Library's Acoustic Showcase concerts.
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Love on a Leash
Kids get to practice their reading skills by reading to four-legged listeners.
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Acoustic Showcase: Gregory Page
Gregory Page performs the song "Am I Blue" at the Encinitas Library.
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Acoustic Showcase: Dave Howard
San Diego singer/songwriter Dave Howard performs the song "Into the Wind" at the Poway Library.
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Cardiff Library Expands
The community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea celebrates the expansion of its library branch in this grand opening event.
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Search, Rescue, Read
Pam Medhurst of the Sheriff's Search and Rescue Canine Unit visits the Poway Library to educate kids and adults about the program. Kids also met a couple of specially trained beagles.
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Summer Reading Club 2011
Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and win prizes!
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Library Gown Giveaway Event
Local teens were able to shop for formal dresses at the El Cajon Library recently. Over 200 new or nearly new gowns were on display, all free of charge. The teens were also treated to free makeovers and dance lessons.
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Children's Museum Passes at the Library
County Libraries recently introduced a new partnership with the San Diego Children's Museum. Now families can check out passes to visit the museum. Passes are good for up to 10 days for you and your family.
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The People's Post
Videos shot in partnership between the Media Arts Center the San Diego County Library -- people telling their stories to help us illustrate all of the aspects of the region's government, education, housing, economy, quality of life, environment and economics.
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New Fallbrook Library
KPBS San Diego Week segment about the new Fallbrook Library and the community it serves.
(18:40 - 24:36)
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Spacious Ramona Library Is Now Open
Members of the public joined County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and County officials to celebrate the grand opening of the new Ramona Library, a solar-panel-crowned building in the center of town.
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Fallbrook Library Grand Opening Event
The County unveils a new state-of-the-art library facility in the community of Fallbrook.
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eBooks at County Libraries
Did you know County Library branches have hundreds of eBooks available? All you need is a library card, a compatible eReader and you're set!
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New After School Library Program
San Diego County Library introduces a pilot after-school program at the Vista branch, with an emphasis on programs that have been cut at public schools.
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Teen Rock Stars
The County Library's Vista branch lifted its rules on quiet for a day to host a Teen Battle of the Bands Competition.
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Teen American Idol Hopeful Performs at County Libraries
CTN.org profiles Morgan Leigh, a Valley Center teenager who performs at the 4S Ranch and Rancho San Diego Library branches in hopes of becoming the next American Idol.
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A Library & More for Lincoln Acres
Ground was broken Aug. 6 on a larger, much- needed library, park and community room for Lincoln Acres.
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A Walk on the Wild Side
Library visitors got up close and personal with a snapping turtle, alligator, kinkajou and more. Produced by James Kecskes. (July 2010).
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Shows are Booked
County libraries regularly turn into venues for musical acts. We caught a performance from the band Bigfellas at the Encinitas branch. Produced by Andy Tolley. (June 2010).
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Citizenship Class
It's back to class at the County Library's Vista branch, but the students are not after a diploma. Produced by Jose Eli Villanueva. (April 2010).
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LEARN to Read
Learning to read comes early for most of us. For some, that's not the case. The County Library can help. Produced by Jose Villanueva. (February 2010).
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The Big Read
The County Library is taking part in The Big Read, a nationwide campaign to get everyone to tackle the same book together. This year's choice is John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." Produced by Andy Tolley. (February 2010).
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Fine-Free Fridays
Get a break on your overdue library materials by taking advantage of "Fine-Free Fridays." Produced by Jose Eli Villanueva (December 2009).
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Books Behind Bars
Through a special partnership, the San Diego County Library reaches one group of people who aren't able to come into a branch. Produced by Suzanne Bartole (December 2009).
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Fighting Back
Seniors learn how to defend themselves against physical and financial attacks in workshops offered by the County. Produced by James Kecskes (December 2009).
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Child Health Screenings
A program developed by First 5 San Diego screens children from birth to 5 years old to identify developmental delays and connects families to resources so that the child enters school ready to learn.Produced by Joe Solazzo (December 2009).
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Artist on the Move
Meet the man behind the murals that adorn the County Library's two bookmobiles. Produced by Andy Tolley (November 2009).
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Turn It Up
Local band Negative Zero participates in the Teen Battle of the Bands Competition at the El Cajon Library. Produced by Andy Tolley (August 2009).
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Books to Brushes
A local artist's paintings are now on display at the branch library where she works. Produced by Andy Tolley (August 2009).
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Checkmate
Several County Library branches offer chess clubs that are fun for everyone. Produced by Andy Tolley (August 2009).
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Lola's Channel: Author Interviews
Lola, the San Diego County Library teen mascot, interviews famous teen authors.
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Teen Film Festival
The Valley Center branch library recently showcased the work of young filmmakers. Produced by James Kecskes (August 2009).
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Teen Flix Festival
These videos won awards in San Diego County's 2009 Teen Flix Festival. The theme of the festival was "My Favorite Things." (July 2009)
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Old Blind Dogs
A look at a concert in the popular World Music series at a County Library branch. Produced by Andy Tolley (July 2009)
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Summer Reading
Join the Summer Read Club at the El Cajon Library (June 2009)
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Moonlight Success
One County Library employee doubles as an aspiring filmmaker. Find out what's he's got rolling... (May 2009)
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Composers Not Forgotten
The County Library offers a musical celebration of composers who were not celebrated in their own time...in fact, they were persecuted by the Nazis (May 2009).
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Read and Roll: County Debuts New Bookmobile
The San Diego County Library is motoring forward with its new East County Bookmobile (April 2009)
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Foreclosure Clinics
Help Is On The Way: The mortgage meltdown is claiming more victims each month. The County is doing its part to help keep people in their homes (March 2009)
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Fencing at the Library
To the Point: County libraries are loaded with fun events and classes. Those looking to learn how to handle a sword can visit the Valley Center branch. (March 2009)
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New County Library Branch
Desert Oasis: A new location in Borrego Springs is needed and appreciated by this town's population of 3,000. (November 2008)
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Downloadable Audio Books
Listen to this! You can now pack your player with audio books, without making a trip to the library. (July 2008)
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Encinitas Library
County Library has opened its newest branch in Encinitas. (March 2008)
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