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Milpitas Library keeps community engaged virtually

Although the doors to the Milpitas Library have been closed since shelter-in-place orders went into effect last month, it doesn’t mean that access to its programming and resources has gone nonexistent. 

The library continues to engage in community and offer virtual opportunities, like their weekly storytimes on Facebook Live. They’re also hosting their popular ESL Conversation Club via Zoom, and have even launched a new Virtual Film Club for Adults. 

Currently, they’re running a Recycled Art Challenge contest on Facebook, as a way of inspiring students to tap their creativity and design a project using only recyclable materials. They’re asking students to either email [email protected] or Facebook message a photo of their art by April 30 to be considered for a chance to win a gift certificate to a local bookstore. 

Free digital content (such as ebooks, digital magazines, newspapers, streaming video and music) is offered online at the library’s website. And if anyone has any questions about their library account or anything else library-related, they can easily access the Library’s reference chat from 10am – 6pm, on their website, 7 days a week.

“We hope that our patrons stay safe by staying home and also engage with us and others via our online programs. We look forward to opening the library again, once it is safe to do so,” Santa Clara County Library District’s Supervising Librarian Diana M. Lara told The Beat. 

Go here to learn more about the Recycled Art Challenge.

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Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works with nonprofit organizations to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also an author; her first book will be published by Llewellyn Worldwide in mid-2019. Her YouTube channel, which features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment, has amassed thousands of subscribers. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s founder.
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