You’re Invited to the 10th Anniversary
of the Cupertino Library October 18th
A community fair for all ages celebrates library as ‘gateway to learning’
Saturday, October 18th
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cupertino Library / City Hall Plaza
Free Parking! Click for a map: Prometheus, 20380 Stevens Creek Blvd.
The Cupertino Library invites you to celebrate the official 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 18th marking a decade of community service in its current location at 10800 Torre Avenue next to Community Hall.
Cupertino Library: Gateway to Learning
The Saturday celebration promises to be a fun-filled fair-style event with interactive opportunities for all ages.
The Santa Clara County Library District, City of Cupertino, Library Commission, the Cupertino Library Foundation, Friends of Cupertino Library and many community groups are joining forces to create and fund a fun and memorable event around the theme ‘Gateway to Learning.’
The official ceremony begins with a brief program at 11:30 am, emceed by Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong. The booths and entertainment will begin just following the ceremony and continue until 4:00 pm.
Fun for the Entire Family
More than 20 booths and entertainment options, plus food trucks, are planned around a unique approach to the Dewey Decimal System (DDS). Activities will be staged throughout the Library and Community Hall to entertain children, teens and adults throughout the afternoon including:
- Entertainment and booths will be in the City Hall plaza
- Subjects as far reaching as astrology (predict the future of libraries)
- Financial health (put on by members of the Chamber)
- Frisbee art (made possible by the Library Foundation)
- High-school robotics demonstrations
- A cricket demonstration will be in the field
Don’t Miss the Time Capsule Ceremony at 3:30pm
A unique feature of the 10th anniversary celebration will be the burying of a time capsule, being organized by the Teen Advisory Board, under the direction of Teen Services Librarian, Matt Lorenzo. At 3:30pm, a special ceremony to close and bury the time capsule will take place in the Library courtyard. This is also open to the public.
“The Cupertino Library is one of our greatest success stories in our 100 years as a district,” said Nancy Howe, Santa Clara County District librarian. “The Library has more than 330,000 volumes in its collection, circulates more than 2.5 million items annually and welcomes over 850,000 visitors annually.”
The access to the online resources increases dramatically as well. The S^4 summer science contest, sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation, the Library and the Cupertino Union School District, introduced hundreds of middle school students to the online databases that encourage primary research and critical thinking. The new Common Core Standards encourage these life-long skills.
2014 is a BIG year to #LoveYourLibrary
Share Your #LoveYourLibrary #UNSelfie
Please help celebrate the Cupertino Library’s 10th Anniversary with a donation to the Cupertino Library Foundation.
Your donation will help support the Cupertino Library Foundation’s efforts to enable library patrons of all ages become more knowledgeable, better informed, more enlightened, and more proactive members of local community.
How to Share Your #LoveYourLibrary #UNSelfie
- Make a donation to the Cupertino Library Foundation.
- Put a book on your head.
- Hold up a sign with the hashtags #LoveYourLibrary #GivingTuesday #UNSelfie.
- Take your photo and share it with your friends on any social media.
- Email us your photo and we’ll spread the word that you #LoveYourLibrary!
- Check out the #UNSelfie photo gallery and ask a friend to #LoveYourLibrary 🙂
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About the Cupertino Library
The Cupertino Library operates Monday through Thursday 10AM-9PM; Friday and Saturday, 10AM-6PM; and Sunday, noon-6PM. www.sccl.org
About the Cupertino Library Foundation
The Cupertino Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 Public Benefit Corporation with the purpose to raise money to continue programs encouraging life-long learning and self-improvement through the Cupertino Library. The Foundation has the Non-Profit Seal of Approval by Guidestar demonstrating satisfaction of transparency requirements and is a member of the Google for Nonprofits program receiving tools to work efficiently. It seeks major donations from corporations and the business community and from other foundations as well as individual donations and planned gifts and bequests. For further information visit: www.cupertinolibraryfoundation.org