What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
September 2020

All four Chandler Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day. All online resources will be available on those days. Please visit our website or download our app to access electronic resources and materials.
Library Card Sign-up Month
There is nothing more empowering than getting your own library card. It gives you access to technology, resources, and services to pursue your passions and dreams. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card. However, this year, library cards have proven to be more important than ever.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chandler Public Library has continued to provide services, just operating a little differently to keep everyone safe. While the Chandler Public Library works to ensure the safety of visitors and staff, it also realizes the importance of providing books, information, and resources to the community, especially when they may not be able to connect with others in person.
In the past few months, while dealing with a closure and re-opening with limited hours, the library has continued to offer its collection of ebooks and audiobooks, streaming movies on Kanopy, emagazines offered by Flipster, downloadable music from Freegal, as well as access to many online informational databases. All of these resources are accessbile at no charge with a valid library card.
For those who wish to access library services online, the Chandler Public Library is pleased to offer eCards to our online users. Applicants who are Maricopa County Residents can complete an online registration form, available at www.chandlerlibrary.org/ecard, and receive an eCard number that allows access to online resources including research resources, ebooks, emagazines, Lynda.com and more. eCard users may upgrade to a full-access card (allowing checkout of physical items from the library) by visiting a library location and presenting a photo ID and proof of current address.
Upcoming Events - Virtual, Online, and Grab & Go!

We are still dedicated to providing you with plenty of programs at our library, all with your safety in mind!

In addition to book discussions and Grab & Go pickups, some of our highlighted events this month include: 

Fall planting season is here! Seed Swap will still be happening but it will look a little different this year. Library staff will be putting together grab-and-go bags for you to pick up and take home. Bags will include gardening information and seeds donated from a variety of organizations in the valley. It is first come, first served and supplies will be limited.
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Our Stories is now online! Historian and photographer Jim Turner shares some of the world's best photographers who have focused their lenses on Arizona. In addition to the renowned Edward S. Curtis, Kate Cory lived with the Hopi and represented them in photographs and on canvas, while C. S. Fly gave us the famous Geronimo pictures. In the 20th century Josef Muench's pictures brought the movies to Monument Valley, Dorothea Lange captured Dust Bowl families, Barry Goldwater depicted Navajo and Hopi culture, and Ansel Adams glorified Arizona's skies, canyons, and mesas. This presentation's powerful images make the land and its people come alive. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chandler Public Library.
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Visit ouronline calendar for more program opportunities this month!
Hispanic Heritage Month
 Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week and expanded in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries. Read more at the  National Hispanic Heritage Month website.

Celebrate with books by checking out our Hispanic Heritage Month booklist, featuring fiction, nonfiction and biography by and about Hispanic Americans. We also have films that you can stream for free on Kanopy.
More ways to use your library card!
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
More Great Reads
Looking for ideas about what to read next? Your library can help! Check out all the reading resources and book suggestions we have for you! Visit our Books page for suggested reading lists, bestseller lists, new releases, book clubs and book club resources and more. Want even more reading recommendations? Let your catalog help! Search for any favorite book in our catalog, click the title, then scroll down to find more books like it.
Try some of our subscription services to find even more books - they're all free with your library card! Search NoveList or Books & Authors to find reading recommendations, including suggested genres, books sorted by mood or time period, and more "readalikes" for your favorite authors and titles. (Please note: these two services do not link into our catalog, so make sure to check our catalog to make sure we have the books you find!)
Want some expert advice? Try our BookMatch service! Fill out this form and tell us what you like to read, and our librarians will send you personalized suggestions. You can come in to get personal service, too! We are now offering 45-minute reservations to visit the library in person, to browse the shelves, use public computers and other available services - including talking to a librarian! Visit this page for more information and to make a reservation.
Friends Clearance Sale
Are you looking for ways to strengthen your ties to the community and enhance programs and services that improve the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, and Chandler residents? A quick and easy way to do so is to shop at smile.amazon.com and they will donate to The Friends of the Chandler Public Library at no cost to you.

The Friends of the Chandler Public Library help fund a variety of different library programs such as the Read to Succeed tutoring program to ensure that first graders have the literacy skills needed for school success, small-group tutoring sessions and large-group conversation classes to those who speak or read other languages besides English, and continuing strong annual support of the Summer Reading Challenge, children's events, and adult cultural programming. Your continued support will ensure that these programs are available for years to come.
Please support our "Friends" now by going to smile.amazon.com and choosing "Friends of Chandler Public Library
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