Santa Fe Public Library

Library Updates

Curbside Pickup Service at SFPL

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Santa Fe Public Library now offers curbside pickup of library materials at all three locations. Hours for curbside service are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 (noon) – 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, outdoor book drops are open for returns at all three locations with the limited hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The library is not responsible for materials returned outside of these designated times and patrons are responsible for any damage or theft that may occur from materials being returned after hours. All buildings remain closed to the public at this time.

Patrons can check out new materials by placing them on “hold” through the Library system’s online catalog catalog.santafelibrary.org (account log-in is patron’s last name and their library card number), and request the location where they would like to pick up their materials. Patrons can also call one of the Library branches for assistance with placing holds (Main Library: 955-6785; La Farge: 955-4860; Southside: 955-2810). Patrons without cell phones may also call these numbers to schedule a walk-up pickup appointment.

Returns are not accepted at curbside pickup; patrons must use the outdoor book drops when returning materials during the designated hours. Returned materials will be placed in quarantine for 7 days before being checked in. Patrons may return materials and still see them on their account for 7-9 days afterward due to this health precaution. Holds may also take longer to fulfill due to this procedure. Any overdue notices patrons may receive for library materials that have already been returned may be disregarded.

Once the hold becomes available, patrons will be contacted by email or phone call. Patrons will have 10 days from the time of notice to pick up their materials at their requested curbside pickup location.

Each branch has dedicated parking spaces for patron pickup with numbers assigned. Once there, patrons are asked to call the phone number listed on signs to let staff know they’ve arrived. For confirmation, patrons will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, and library card number to verify their identity. All items will be bagged and brought out to their assigned parking space. Patrons must remain in their vehicle until staff return to the building.

Attending staff will wear personal protective equipment including facemasks and gloves, and follow public health protocols to protect themselves and the public from possible COVID-19 transmission.

Loan amounts have temporarily (or permanently upon review) been increased for all media items. Patrons may now check out up to 15 DVDs, 15 CDs, and 15 audiobooks on their card for up to 2 weeks. All Books, except New Books, will remain as 4 week checkouts and patrons may check out up to 50 at a time. New Books will remain as 2 week checkouts with a limit of 4 per card to promote quicker turnover of high demand items.

Santa Fe Public Library is continuing to follow mandates and guidelines from Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the New Mexico Department of Health for the protection of patrons, staff, and our community.

Patrons are also encouraged to utilize the Library’s digital collections of eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies and virtual programming at santafelibrary.org.

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Winners of the Mayor’s Cup Poetry Contest

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Santa Fe is blessed with an impressive assortment of writers and poets whose musings inspire us all, and tonight some of our youngest and most talented poets will be celebrated at the virtual Governing Body meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. link here: https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofsantafe

Santa Fe’s Youth Poet Laureate, Artemisio Romero y Carver, a junior at New Mexico School for the Arts, is also a leader of Earth Care’s Youth United for Climate Crisis Action, (YUCCA) and has helped to organize relief efforts for those impacted by COVID-19. He was named the city of Santa Fe’s second youth poet laureate by a panel of judges organized by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry and Collected Works Bookstore. He competed for the honor with other finalists from local high schools.
In addition April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate the Santa Fe Public Library and Mayor Webber sponsored the Mayor’s Cup Poetry Contest with the theme “What Santa Fe Means To Me—Especially Now.”

Winners will be honored at the meeting of the Governing Body and receive a certificate of participation.

Ages 7-10
Asher Gonzales – 1st
Juliette Anderson – 2nd
Sierena Rodriguez – 3rd

Ages 11-13
Leo Unzicker – 1st
Hazel Hitt – 2nd
Rosetta Uberuaga – 3rd

Ages 14-18
Chloe Lieberman – 1st
Alexandra Sandoval – 2nd
Aiden Leon – 3rd

Adult
Jennifer Kusiak = 1st
Owen Laurion – 2nd
Michelle Chavez – 3rd

For a complete list of participants and the e-book of all poetry submitted, please go to:

https://santafelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2020/05/MAYORS-CUP-POETRY-CONTEST-2020_-What-Santa-Fe-Means-to-Me-Especially-Now.pdf

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Library Services During Our Closure

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We are still working hard for our community even while the Library is closed:

Curbside Pickup of Holds

Santa Fe Public Library now offers curbside pickup of library materials at all three locations. Hours for curbside service are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 (noon) – 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, outdoor book drops are open for returns at all three locations with the limited hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The library is not responsible for materials returned outside of these designated times and patrons are responsible for any damage or theft that may occur from materials being returned after hours. All buildings remain closed to the public at this time.

Patrons can check out new materials by placing them on “hold” through the Library system’s online catalog catalog.santafelibrary.org (account log-in is patron’s last name and their library card number), and request the location where they would like to pick up their materials. Patrons can also call one of the Library branches for assistance with placing holds (Main Library: 955-6785; La Farge: 955-4860; Southside: 955-2810). Patrons without cell phones may also call these numbers to schedule a walk-up pickup appointment.

Returns are not accepted at curbside pickup; patrons must use the outdoor book drops when returning materials during the designated hours. Returned materials will be placed in quarantine for 7 days before being checked in. Patrons may return materials and still see them on their account for 7-9 days afterward due to this health precaution. Holds may also take longer to fulfill due to this procedure. Any overdue notices patrons may receive for library materials that have already been returned may be disregarded.

Answering Reference Questions

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

Readers’ Advisory

Looking for something great to read from our list of e-resources? Fill out this form and tell us what you like, dislike, and a few other factors, then a librarian will send you a personalized reading list and how to get access to them!

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.

Providing Wi-Fi Access

All three SFPL locations will provide internet access through our exising Wi-Fi networks in the parking lot of each library branch.  Please observe social distancing practices and remain in your vehicle if possible in our parking lots. Access will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily, please do not use outside of these times. The network information for all three SFPL locations is:

Network: Library Guest

Password: Library2020

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.

Creating and Sharing Online Content

Check out our Youtube channel for stories, songs, bugs, and more! Santa Fe Public librarians will never stop reading to you! 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.

http://santafelibrary.org/children/homelearningresources/

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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Mini Seed Libraries begin April 25

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Seeds for home gardening have been scarce, as many Americans hunker down and plant gardens for the pleasure of it and for the food resources. But there’s great news for Santa Feans who will be able to access a special cache of seeds. Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Santa Fe Public Library are creating free Mini Seed Libraries which will be placed around the county by Saturday, April 25. They consist of a representative selection of seeds that were to be distributed at the Seed Library at the Southside branch library on Jaguar Drive.

Because of the Governor’s orders, the library was closed and with it our thousands of seeds. At the same time, food scarcity and a high demand for seeds, which are sold out at many online and local retail locations, became a reality in our community. That was the impetus for liberating our seeds and distributing them via the “Mini Seed Library” project.

“We hope this supports the current high demand for seeds, helps address urgent food scarcity issues, and encourages people to start saving seeds,” said Santa Fe Extension Master Gardener Seed Stewardship Project co-leader, Susie Sonflieth.

Mini Seed Library locations, April 25 through June 15, unless otherwise indicated:

County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, 3229 Rodeo Road–outside the white gate–Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Southside Library, Santa Fe, 6599 Jaguar Drive–under the portal–Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reunity Resources, Santa Fe 1829 San Ysidro Crossing, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call to confirm (505) – 490 – 1047

 La Tienda, Eldorado, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 Galisteo Park, Galisteo, NM, Next to the church on Camino Los Abuelos, April 25 and 26 only

The libraries will be self-serve and the seeds are free. People are asked to take only five packets per person and observe social distancing and use proper hand sanitizing and masks. Instructions for how to use the mini library while observing recommended safety regulations will be posted on each container as well as on a sign nearby.

In addition, seeds will be distributed to the Food Depot, Tewa Women United, and New Mexico Acequia Association to support their community food distribution programs. There will also be a container at the Community Garden on Cerro Gordo for their members’ use only.

Growing tips and techniques, informational resources, and a planting calendar are available at https://SFEMG.org/seed-stewardship-project/

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Show your support for Santa Fe Public Library

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Thursday, April 23rd is Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support your local library and their services, but why can’t that be every day?

Please let us know what the library means to you, how it makes life a little easier, your favorite program or service, or how you think the Santa Fe Public Library makes our community stronger! Share your stories of support by commenting or messaging on our Facebook page, Twitter (@SFPL), Instagram (@SFNMPL), or send an email to library@santafenm.gov.

If pen and paper are more your style, we’d love some snail mail sent to:
Library Support
Main Library
145 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please let the Mayor and your City Councilors know that you stand behind your library and our services.

You can also easily email your State Senators to urge them to support libraries in upcoming stimulus legislation by filling out the form found here.

Please consider pledging your support for SFPL by joining and donating to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

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New Digital Resources from SFPL

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Please enjoy some of our newly added (and a few older ones you might not know about) digital resources and let us know what you think of them by emailing library@santafenm.gov!

medici.tv

Please enjoy our trial subscription to medici.tv, the world’s leading classical music channel! Here you’ll find live and recorded concerts, master classes, operas, ballets, documentaries, and more!

To use, click “Login” and search for Santa Fe Public Library in the “Which institution are you?” box. After selecting our library, enter your SFPL library card number into the top right box below our name.

Kanopy

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.

 

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

Freegal Music
Freegal offers 5 downloads per week and NOW OFFERS 24 HOURS A DAY STREAMING THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF 2020! Freegal offers download and streaming access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.
freegal music

Mango Languages
Mango is an easy-to-use, self-paced online language-learning system. Choose from 36 languages including English as a second language, Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, and Russian.

RBDigital
Instantly borrow free digital magazines 24/7 with your computer or mobile device.

RBDigital

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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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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