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Gilroy Library

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 9pm
Thursday10am - 9pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Holidays & Closures

Phone:(408) 842-8207

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All SCCLD locations will be CLOSED Sunday, April 20th for Easter.
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Gilroy Library News

Harry Potter Book Cover Design Contest

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by LoraLibrarian

Harry Potter Book 1 The Harry Potter series is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a new look. All seven books have been released with new cover art by illustrator Kazu Kibuishi. Kibuishi is the author and illustrator of the Amulet series. Now is your chance to design your own Harry Potter cover for a chance to win one of the new books! How it works: Get a form from . . . more »

Create Your Own Heirlooms with Seed Saving

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Bean seeds being released from the pod into a container. Did your garden produce the most-wonderful-tomatoes-ever this season? Want to make use of this years garden to kickstart your next crop? Want fresh delicious produce without the big start-up costs? Then seed saving is for you. Not only can you save money, but you can help preserve diversity and adapt seeds to your growing conditions and tastes. Why not attend 'Seed Saving for Gardeners' this . . . more »

Library Measure A Special Tax Passes

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Update: Library Measure A Ballot Measure A, the all-mail ballot recently sent to residents in the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) service area, has passed by 81%. Measure A accounts for 18 percent of SCCLD revenue and is needed to maintain library hours and services. These special tax funds help keep qualified librarians on staff, provide an award-winning bookmobile program, maintain children’s reading programs and purchase needed books and . . . more »

America - 50 Years Later and Still Dreaming

Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Fifty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared: I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the historic August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Attended by over 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in . . . more »

Enjoy a Winter Romance with your Garden

Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Do you enjoy your garden from May to September but find the winter months are just cold and lonely? Are you the 'plant in spring, harvest in summer and fall,' kind of person? Don't despair, you can have a healthy, productive vegetable garden in any season. There's no need to go it alone, the Master Gardeners can show you how to keep your garden love . . . more »

Return on Investment

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Return on Investment pie chart Library District Residents receive as much as 400% Return on Investment A new independent study recently revealed as much as a 400% return on taxpayers’ investment for local Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) residents. Estimating the value of Library services to its patrons to be between $83 million and $171.8 million, the study looked at quantifiable services for which the value can be easily . . . more »

Library Measure A Ballot

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Woman placing ballot in mailbox Expiring soon, the Library Measure A Ballot continues current funding at existing rates with no increase in taxes. Measure A: Is an all-mail ballot requiring a two-thirds vote to pass Ballots are mailed out July 29 to library district residents Benefits every Library in the District Accounts for 18% of total library budget Continues current funding at existing rates with no increase in taxes Single . . . more »

Be An Informed Voter!

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Stamp There is only one item on the August, 2013 mail-in ballot – the Library’s Measure A. Returning Ballot by Mail? Ballots must be returned – not postmarked- by 8:00 p.m. August 27, 2013. Please allow enough time for the ballot to arrive at the Registrar's Office by Election Day (postmarks are not accepted). Have a damaged ballot or need a new one? Call the Santa . . . more »

Smash Books! The Anti-Scrapbook.

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

What is a smashbook? A smashbook is the anti-scrapbook. For those of you without the patience to create those beautifully laid out works of art we invite you to join us to Smash. Smash books are the place to keep all your mementos', photo's, notes on your last vacation, whatever! Between the covers or your lovely little book you can smash those memories in to . . . more »

Two Exciting Events at Gilroy Library on Saturday 20th July

Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Coming up on Saturday, July 20th we have two great events to inform and inspire you, this summer! At 2pm we have a presentation on Investment Clubs. If you'd like to learn how to invest, you don't have to go it alone! This workshop will show you how to form an investment club where members come together to learn, share experiences, and help each other . . . more »