Raising Literacy: A Photographic Survey of Libraries and Literacy in San Joaquin County
The Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County, in collaboration with SSJCPL, has secured a Creative Work Fund grant which will enable the creation of a photographic documentary of libraries and literacy efforts in San Joaquin County.
The Creative Work Fund was launched in 1994 by four Bay Area foundations that wanted to contribute to the creation of new art works and support local artists. It is now a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.
Raising Literacy: A Photographic Survey of Libraries and Literacy in San Joaquin County will feature the artistic expertise of Robert Dawson, author of several books including The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland (1993) and Public Library: A Photographic Essay (to be published in April 2014). Learn more about Mr. Dawson's work at www.robertdawson.com.
The Raising Literacy project will begin with a reception on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6-8 pm at the Cesar Chavez Central Library in Stockton to meet Mr. Dawson and learn more about this community project.
Discover & GoDiscover & Go provides SSJCPL card holders with FREE passes or discounted passes to local museums and other cultural institutions. Make reservations online and print passes from home. Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date. See more about the program here!
Summer Reading Program
This is the longest running reading program offered by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. For well over 50 years we have provided fun activities and educational programming for kids during the summer months.
One Book, One San Joaquin
The Library is pleased to participate in an annual reading program that has the goal of uniting San Joaquin County. This program invites them to read one book, together, at the same time to build community and promote literacy. Each year we will highlight a featured title. Throughout an entire month a variety of programs are scheduled county-wide and include book discussions, author visits, contests, and educational programming that celebrate the selected literary piece for that given year. Check out the current year's OBOSJ Program.