Ant invasion at the Campbell Library!

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by kroses

You may have heard that the theme for the adult and teen Summer Reading program is “Beneath the surface”. See what is digging away beneath the surface at the Campbell Library Ant Farm in the Teen Zone and at the adult reference desk. See them up close and personal and come in to get your folder and free book bag for signing up for the . . . more »

Read this blog and win a prize!

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by kroses

Money Smart Week has been extended at the Campbell Library through the end of May. You can win a prize by going to the adult reference desk downstairs and telling the librarian you read the Money Smart Blog! Learn about all the resources the Library offers to help with financial planning and small business development. You’ll notice flyers throughout the library titled “Did you know…?” . . . more »

Campbell Library’s Top 8 Talking Book CD’s in January - March 2013

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by kroses

These titles were checked out the most… 1. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling 2. The Black Box by Michael Connelly 3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 4. How to Listen to and Understand Great Music by Robert Greenberg 5. Quiet by Susan Cain 6. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich 7. The Forgotten by David Baldacci 8. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg . . . more »

Looking for Tax Forms?

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by kroses

Campbell Library has the basic tax forms and instruction booklets. This is a list of what we have so far: State Forms/Instruction Booklets: 540/540A 540 2EZ 540NR Federal Forms: 1040 1040A 1040EZ Federal Instruction booklets: 1040 1040A 1040EZ For other forms and instructions, we have Reproducible forms in a binder that you can make copies of. We don’t have any 1099 multi-part forms. Free Income . . . more »

Top 12 Music Artists Checked Out at Campbell Library in Dec-Jan

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 by kroses

Album covers These were the top Artists checked out over the Holidays… 1. Swift, Taylor 2. Buble, Michael 3. the Smiths 4. Lennon, John 5. Krall, Diana 6. The Beatles 7. Davis, Miles 8. Sinatra, Frank 9. Presley, Elvis 10. Bach, Johann Sebastian 11. Strait, George 12. Zimmer, Hans . . . more »

Help! The Magic Wall Has Disappeared!

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by kroses

eBooks are becoming more and more popular. You can download free eBooks from Overdrive and also Axis360 which has full color eBooks. Let’s say you’ve successfully checked out and downloaded eBooks from Overdrive, and you want to try Axis360. You’ve downloaded the Blio app and when you open it, wait a minute, what happened to the Magic Wall? There is one major difference in how . . . more »

Please, don’t spill the beans!

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 by kroses

I was trying to think of a good subject to blog about, and one idea caught my attention. It was “please don’t spill the beans”. Then it occurred to me that if English is your second language, you might think that this is cooking advice. However, in this case “spill the beans” is an idiom, meaning to tell people secret information, for example, It was . . . more »

Are TV commercials about the election Propositions making it more confusing?

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 by kroses

The Campbell Library has free Easy Voter Guides, containing nonpartisan information on local propositions, prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and the California State Library. These guides are great if you want to know more about the issues but don’t have a lot of time. What happens if the proposition passes? What is the effect on the state budget? It’s clear, short, . . . more »

You Can Register to Vote Online!

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by kroses

Picture of Uncle Sam Did you know you can register online to vote in the upcoming presidential election on November 6th? To register online, you need to have a California driver’s license or ID card and apply no later than Oct. 22. For more information click http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm or click here to register https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ For more election resources check out our voting page at http://www.sccl.org/research/voting

Where is Judge Judy when you need her?

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 by kroses

Picture of woman with scales of justice Legal problems? Tenant’s rights? Living trusts? Library staff can’t offer legal advice, but we now have a subscription to Ebsco’s Legal Information Reference Center. It contains full-text publications and legal forms. The legal reference books are provided through Nolo­, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. State-specific legal forms are searchable by subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, . . . more »

Did you see the recent blog post on Freegal?

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by kroses

Freegal logo Did you know you can download 3 free songs from Freegal each week? But don’t wait until the last minute. The download clock resets Mon. at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time, so choose your songs before 9 p.m. Sunday night! It's free and easy. Here's a link to the blog post in case you missed it. ;-) . . . more »

Free SAT Practice Tests

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 by kroses

Did you know that you can take free practice tests for ACT and SAT online through our website? From our website, choose Research from across the top and then Test Prep. Next, click on Brainfuse or LearningExpress Library to get started. If you are accessing these databases from home, you will need your library card barcode number and your PIN number to log-in. . . . more »

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