On April 14th, we celebrated the first ever National Bookmobile Day. At the San Franciso Public Library -- The Main -- on the Fulton Street side of the building. We had our very own Children's Bookmobile on hand, Tom Corwin and his vintage bookmobile, and a couple of our Branch Bookmobiles coming and going on service stops in the background. City Librarian Luis Herrera kicked off the festivities with a few words and City Board of Supervisors President David Chiu spoke and he even drove a bookmobile! Boswick the Clown entertained the kids with a 30 minute show, and Children’s authors Mac Barnett, and Kathryn Otoshi did story-readings after that. A good time was had by all.
Last day for Bookmobile service to the Potrero Branch Community will be Thursday, March 4th, from 10am-12:30pm. Look for us at our usual service stop at 1502 Mariposa Street, north side, adjacent to the Jackson Recreation Center Building.
"Each year between mid-January and mid-February, the Vietnamese community observes the Lunar New Year. The occasion is for the Vietnamese residents of San Francisco to remember their heritage and traditions and to pay tribute to their ancestors.
The festival held in the Little Saigon area (Tenderloin district) of San Francisco gives them an opportunity to see old friends, enjoy music and dances, sample special foods and have a good time that they hope will continue throughout the new year. A unique feature of the event is the generous attention given to children who, besides the traditional lucky money in red envelopes, also receive free coupons for foods and games." From the website.
It was a joyous celebration Sunday, February 7th, at the Vietnamese Chinese New year Tet Festival in the Tenderloin. We welcomed about 520 people aboard the bookmobile.Check out the pictures!
Thanks to all who joined in the Grand Reopening festivities at Bernal Heights Branch on Saturday, January 30th! Patrons of all ages can now find a welcoming, comfortable, and stylish library ready to serve them at 500 Cortland Avenue (at Moultrie). Don't forget to visit the inviting new Children's Room! We deeply appreciate your patience with the two-year renovation process, and for putting to good use our Bookmobile that had served the community in the meantime.
But now -- we're getting ready to add Park Branch to our schedule of Bookmobile service stops. Beginning Tuesday, March 2nd, the Branch Bookmobile will be ready at 751 Stanyan Street (west side, just south of Waller) to serve the library patrons of the Haight-Ashbury community twice weekly. Here's our upcoming schedule:
Wondering where to bring little ones for storytimes? Beginning Thursday, March 4th, Park Branch's Baby Rhyme Time and Family Storytime will be presented at the Park Police Station Community Room, 1899 Waller Street. Check the hours below:
Thursdays, 10:30am -- Baby Rhyme Time
Thursdays, 11:30am -- Family Storytime
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, music and movement each Thursday. We'll be happy to see you there! But first, don't miss your chance to say "We'll see you again!" to staff and fellow patrons at Park Branch Library's Closing Party (1833 Page Street, near Cole) on Saturday, February 27th, from 2-4pm. Come for entertainment, music, and treats, and to hear about some of the great renovation plans . . .