Santa Fe Public Library

Library Updates

Respond to the 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

 

Please respond to the Census with the 12 digit Census ID that was mailed to your household at:

English – https://my2020census.gov/

Spanish – https://2020census.gov/es

Learn how the Census can impact your community at https://2020census.gov/en/community-impact.html and how you can spread the word and help at https://2020census.gov/en/how-to-help.html.

Activities for children through adults can be found at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/2020census/2020-resources.html.

 

Usted puede responder al Censo del 2020 en español. (Bilingual)[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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Library Services During Our Closure

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While the Library is closed we are working hard for our community…

Answering Reference Questions

Email your questions to library@santafenm.gov. We will respond as soon as possible.

Signing Up New Library Cards

We are temporarily taking new library card applications for residents to access our digital resources while we are closed. Please send us your full name, date of birth, address within Santa Fe County, phone number, and email address to library@santafenm.gov and we’ll message your card number back to you as soon as possible.

Extending Due Dates & Forgiving Fines

Please continue to enjoy your current checkouts and hold all returns at home until we reopen. We do not have late fees and will suspend fines for overdue items at this time.

Freezing Holds

Any holds ready for pickup will be frozen during closure. You’ll be back in your original place in line when the library reopens.

Hosting Story Time Online

Santa Fe Public librarians will never stop reading to you! Visit the SFPL youtube page for Story Time! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTCMcdWljDeNNm2KrRqo4w

Increasing Access to E-Resources

Santa Fe Public Library provides many digital services, such as e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming movies, TV and music services, free access to magazines and newspapers. We have increased the limits of items you may check out through our online e-resources and have been adding more titles for a greater selection there:

https://santafelibrary.org/e-resources/

Supporting Home & Online Learning

SFPL staff have started a helpful list of resources for parents and children to access at home.

https://santafelibrary.org/home-learning-resources/

Wiping Down & Disinfecting the Libraries

The City of Santa Fe is conducting a deep clean and sanitation of the SFPL facilities.

For more up-to-date information and helpful resources find us on facebook:

Santa Fe Public Library
https://www.facebook.com/santafepubliclibrary/

Santa Fe Public Library Book Discussion Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2763671377105104/

Thank you for your patience and support while we attempt to navigate how to best support our community during this time.

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Home Learning Resources

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In addition to our digital resources that can be found at: https://santafelibrary.org/e-resources/,

SFPL staff have started a helpful list of resources for parents and children to access at home. Check our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/santafepubliclibrary/) for the most up-to-date suggestions on how to continue learning from home.

 

Homeschooling e-books in the SFPL collection can be found and checked out digitally HERE

 

The Santa Fe Public Library is now offering TumbleBooks free for all New Mexicans, no library card needed!

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

We are offering 5 different options, for different ages and interests.

  • TumbleBook Library– K-6 children’s ebook database
  • Tumble Math– K-6 math ebook database
  • Teen Book Cloud– grades 7-12 ebook database
  • Audio Book Cloud– all ages audio book database
  • Romance Book Cloud– a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd

 

Khan Academy 

A free online learning platform that offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized dashboard for students to learn math, science, computer programming, history, and art. It also has specialized content from NASA, MOMA, California Academy of Sciences and MIT. Daily Schedules can be followed from home.

Scholastic 

Free “Learn at Home” program includes 20 days worth of curricula.  There are daily lessons for pre-k through grade 6 plus includes four separate learning experiences built around story or video.  Can be completed on any device.

 

All Subjects

 

Biblioboard Open Access

Math

Art

 

 

Reading

 

Music

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Our Digital Resources are OPEN!

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The Santa Fe Public Library is happy to announce the addition of Kanopy streaming film and television to our digital e-resources. Watch streaming movies, television, and documentary films from the comfort of your home. SFPL library card holders are allowed 10 checkouts per month and there is a large temporary selection of credit-free viewing with unlimited streaming during this time of crisis.

https://santafelibrary.kanopy.com/

This is in addition to all of our other resources, like Hoopla, Overdrive, Freegal, Brittanica, Newsbank, Gale, Mango Languages, and RB Digital magazines! All can be found at: https://santafelibrary.org/e-resources/

Many of you are using our digital library while we’re closed, but if you are having difficulty accessing our resources with your SFPL library card please email us at library@santafenm.gov to confirm your contact info and we’ll renew your card if possible.  If you haven’t used your card in the last 2 years it has been purged from our system and you will have to sign up for a new card through email (see below).

We are temporarily taking new library card applications for residents to access our digital resources while we are closed. Please send us your full name, date of birth, address within Santa Fe County, phone number, and email address to library@santafenm.gov and we’ll message your card number back to you as soon as possible.

All cards must be claimed at the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) when we reopen. Please bring your photo ID and proof of address within Santa Fe County to pick up your card. All cards not claimed within one month after we reopen will be canceled and you will need to reapply in person.

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All Santa Fe Public Library Locations Will Be Closed Starting Monday, March 16

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The City will continue to take proactive steps to protect the safety and well-being of our community. Effective Monday, March 16, the City of Santa Fe will close all public libraries and recreation centers. The Santa Fe Public Library will close its three branches (Main, La Farge, and Southside).

Please hold all returns at home until we reopen, library book drops will be locked and returns will not be accepted until we reopen. We do not have late fees and will suspend fines for overdue items at this time, so please disregard any notices you may receive until we reopen.

We are closed to the public but will still be answering reference questions and library card inquiries at our email library@santafenm.gov and we will respond as soon as possible. We do not know when we will reopen, as the emergency continues to evolve. We will not be responding to emails of that nature, so please check the city’s website santafenm.gov for any updates.

The Santa Fe Public library will continue to provide many digital services, such as e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming movies, TV and music services, free access to magazines and newspapers. Our creative and resourceful staff members are already exploring online programming opportunities such as storytelling, reading programs, or video programming featuring local authors. To access Library digital services please visit https://santafelibrary.org/e-resources/

Santa Fe Public Library staff will use library@santafenm.gov as a reference question platform, and will be answering the phone numbers of all three Library Branches during business hours. Library staff will assist with reference questions and provide support on how to access digital resources. The Santa Fe Public Library is extending loan periods for those who have yet to return Library materials. Library materials can be returned when Library facilities reopen.

Similar to the Library staff, our recreation team is working to come up with creative alternatives to classes and programs. Our recreation staff will be answering the main phone lines at both the recreation centers. We will continue to provide information on these services as they become available.

All City closures, event / meeting cancellations, and postponements are effective through Sunday, April 5, 2020. The City will continue to monitor current health recommendations and best practices and provide updates.

The City of Santa Fe will continue to provide all other services. This emergency health situation continues to change and evolve. The City will continue to monitor emerging health recommendations and best practices to make decisions on any closures, policies, or practices. We will provide regular updates on our website, social media, and on Alert Santa Fe. Please sign up for Alert Santa Fe to receive emergency updates by visiting www.santafenm.gov/alertsantafe

The City encourages private employers to take similar precautions.
• Prevention is still the priority
• Wash your hands
• Avoid touching your face
• Cover a sneeze or cough
• Wipe down surfaces that are touched by or shared by others
• Use “social distancing” as a way to avoid contact as much as possible
• The proper distance to avoid exposure is a minimum of 6 feet
• Avoid shaking hands (bump elbows instead)

Only the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) can coordinate testing for COVID-19. It is offering testing to patients who fit a specific profile of symptoms and risk factors. The hotline number for the New Mexico Department of Health is 855-600-3453.

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  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

    library@santafenm.gov

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820