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Campbell Library

77 Harrison Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008

Monday1pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 9pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
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Spotlight on Bay Area Authors

Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or The Bay Area is an inspiring place. Authors and poets ranging Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Frost, Jack London, and even Mark Twain found inspiration here. The tradition continues, and many of today's bestsellers are created by authors who grew up or moved to the bay area. Here is a small list of some of the most popular names today. Laurie R. King was born . . . more »

Do The Dewey!

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Campbell_Library_Staff

Books in public libraries are arranged on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification system, a numerical system that organizes nonfiction by subject. Each nonfiction book is assigned a "call number." The call number groups books together by subject which keeps them organized. Here is a list of the ten main Dewey subjects: 000 – Computer science, Library and Information science & general work 100 . . . more »

Classic Romance from Beyond the Grave

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

Romeo and Juliet Romance lovers, eat your heart out --literally. Celebrate Valentine’s day with one of these classic love stories; or explore the darker side of “undying love” with each classic’s grisly counterpart. Romeo and Juliet -William Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet & Vampires -Claudia Gabel Pride and Prejudice -Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -Seth Grahame-Smith Wuthering Heights -Emily Bronte Wuthering Bites -Sarah Gray Jane Eyre -Charlotte . . . more »

From the Food Pyramid to MyPlate: A Change on the Dietary Guideline

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Are you familiar with the look of this food pyramid? Does the congested image of sectioned layers piled with various food groups and information overwhelm you? If so, here’s some good news! Nineteen years after the Food Pyramid icon was first introduced, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finally decided to replace the Food Pyramid dietary guideline with MyPlate. The concept of MyPlate . . . more »

Silicon Valley Reads: Trivia Contest

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by jtakagihsu

Purple Heart Teen Trivia Contest Enter our Purple Heart Trivia Contest for Teens, where answering 5 multiple choice questions can win you a $25 gift card! Even if you haven’t read the book yet, you can still answer the questions by using the library catalog or going online. For ages 13 - 19. One entry per person please. Entries must be submitted by March 30, 2013. It’s easy, enter the . . . more »

Electronic Resources on Health and Wellness

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by Campbell_Library_Staff

image of Books 24x7 Santa Clara County Library District offers a wealth of electronic resources on health and wellness. Books 24x7 Well-Being Essentials is one such resource. It is an e-book platform that provides approximately 200 titles on nutrition and weight loss as well as more than 400 titles discussing health and wellness of children, teens, and adult. You can also find numerous books on mental health and emotional . . . more »

Running for Health

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

photo of running What is on your New Year’s resolution list? Whether you have a short list, or a long one, being healthy should right on top. Exercise is considered essential in keeping physically and psychologically healthy. Some proven benefits include reducing stress, boosting energy, controlling weight, promoting sleeping quality, and alleviating the discomfort of degenerative and chronic disease. Running is a common exercise that many people enjoy. . . . more »

Top 10 Children's Books Checked out at the Campbell Library in January!

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LMDLibrarian

Diary of A Wimpy Kid Drumroll, please.... Diary of a Wimpy Kid is #1 again! In fact, the top 3 are the same as last month, but Rose and Riley and The Possum Always Rings Twice are two titles new to the list! 1) Diary of A Wimpy Kid 2) The Mark of Athena 3) Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) 4) Rose and Riley 5)The Third Wheel 6) The . . . more »

Silicon Valley Reads 2013: TEEN Selection Purple Heart

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Book cover: Purple Heart The Invisible Wounds of War Get ready, because Silicon Valley Reads(SVR) is back for the 1-3. Not only is it back, and better than ever, but SVR now has an entire program just for teens! Wait-a-sec, hold on, pal, just what the heck is Silicon Valley Reads? Well, I’m glad you asked. Simply put, it’s when everyone in Santa Clara County is encouraged to read . . . more »

Rock Out with the Alphabet Rockers!

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 by klarakim

Hip hop hooray! Our weekly toddler storytime is already tons of fun and now we are welcoming special guests: The Alphabet Rockers! They're a fresh and funky family music group that mixes hip hop, beatboxing, soul music, imagination, and dance for an interactive show founded on learning concepts. If you have a child between the ages of 1 to 3, come see them live at . . . more »