Monday, September 1

Upland City Library

What's New

Library Closed Friday, September 19 for Staff In-Service Training

The Upland Public Library will be closed Friday, September 19th. All Library Staff will be participating in an all day training session. We will resume normal business hours Saturday, September 20th. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

City Council Approved Contract with LSSI

On June 23rd, the Upland City Council voted to approve a contract with Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI) to operate the Upland Public Library commencing August 1st. The Library will be closed for operational changes from Sunday, July 27th, to Thursday, July 31st.
The approved LSSI contract increases the hours of operation by 24%, enabling the Library to serve the public 7 days per week; more than doubles the current book and materials budget; continues vital literacy programming; reduces overall costs of operations, thus saving taxpayers more than $1 million over the 5-year contract; and provides more professional growth opportunities for the existing staff.
“LSSI is grateful for the trust that has been placed in us by the City of Upland. Our approach is to work as a team with our customers, adding proven knowledge to the expertise of local officials, community leaders, library support groups, and library staff, and to ensure that the best possible service levels are achieved for the taxpayers’ investment,” said Ron Dubberly, CEO of LSSI.

Bring your Library Card during Catalog Maintenance, August 11-14

It may seem funny that we have to ask, but please bring your library card with you when you visit on Monday, August 11th, through Thursday, August 14th. Maintenance will be conducted on the Library’s computer system, hosted by the Inland Library Network and powered by Polaris Library Systems. Library staff will be unable to look up or replace library cards or accept payments for overdue fines, lost bills, or hold/rental fees. Staff can renew the loan period only if patrons bring the books to the Checkout Desk. Also, if library patrons check their online accounts during the maintenance window, the online information may not be up to date. However, as long as you have your valid library card in hand, you can check out books and use the free public computers. Library staff can also register new library patrons. We apologize for any inconvenience to patrons, and we appreciate patience and understanding during this time.

Job Hunting???

Try AtoZDatabases! They now have Job Search capabilities as well as personal and business listings.All you need is your Upland Library card!

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Love our digital books?

Now you can rave about or pan the digital books in the Southern California Digital Library with a star rating. You can also opt for a shorter, 7-day loan period, either as your default or at checkout. And in case you haven't noticed, we've also added titles that are iPod-compatible, too. 

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Mango Languages

Taking a vacation abroad this year and would like to learn the language? Try Mango Languages before you go! It's free! Also try Mango Mobile for your cell or ipod!

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New Claremont Office for Assemblymember Chris Holden

Assemblymember Chris Holden now has two offices in the district to provide a variety of constituent services, such as: • Property Tax and State Tax Issues • Consumer Complaints • Veterans’ Benefits • Unemployment and Disability Claims • Medicare and Medi-Cal • Department of Motor Vehicles • Job Search Resources
If you have any questions or concerns related to the State of California, please contact the office closest to you:

Claremont Satellite Office
(At the Old School House)
415 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite 124
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 624-7876

Pasadena District Office
600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 351-1917

Office hours will no longer be held at the Upland Public Library. You can also get connected and stay informed with Assemblymember Holden's legislative work and community involvement through Facebook, Twitter, or visit his legislative website at http://asmdc.org/holden to email or sign-up for updates.

NEW Database: Testing and Education Reference Center

Have something to study for? CAHSEE? GED? SAT? ASVAB? GMAT? TOEFL? A career test such as Firefighter, Postal Worker or Social Worker? Need to create a resume? Then this new database is for you! All you need is your Upland Public Library card!

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New Hold Request Policy, effective April 28, 2014

San Bernardino County Library (SBCL) will withdraw from the Inland Library Network (of which Upland Public Library is a member) and move to its own catalog on July 1, 2014. To ensure that books are returned to their owning libraries, effective April 28, 2014, San Bernardino County Library patrons will no longer be able to place holds on books that belong to non-San Bernardino County libraries and patrons from Inland Library Network libraries will not be able to place holds on books that belong to the San Bernardino County Library. The Inland Library Network members that currently share books and other items with the Upland Public Library include: College of the Desert, Moreno Valley Public Library, Murrieta Public Library, Riverside County Library System (35 branches), Santa Clarita Public Library (3 branches), and Simi Valley Public Library.
If you find you cannot place a hold on a book you would like to read, please see your library staff, who will be happy to discuss other ways of getting it. Please watch this space for further information about SBCL's withdrawal as the date gets closer.

Covered California

Millions of Californians will be able to choose affordable, high-quality health insurance coverage offered through Covered California. Covered California is the marketplace that will connect Californians to accessible, high-quality health coverage.™ that will take effect January 2014. There are more informational links available on our Community Links page, see below!

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Email Notification

Sign up at the Library's Checkout Desk to receive email notices of lists of soon-to-be-due or requested (on-hold) Library items that are ready for your pickup! For more information go to the link below!

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GoodSearch Toolbar

Do you shop online? If so download the GoodSearch Toolbar! Each time you shop at more than 1,300 online stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to the Upland Library! Find out more!

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TumbleBooks For Kids!

TumbleBooks Launches FaceBook App!

TumbleBooks is really excited to announce the launch of the very first ebook reader for the FaceBook environment.

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are now available from our web site! Help your child enjoy a lifetime of reading.

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Literacy Rocks! at the 2014 Trivia Bee

Please join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the California State Library Adult Literacy Initiative at the 13th Annual Upland Public Library Trivia Bee and Silent Auction. Team Rutherford, led by County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, will return to defend their 2013 title as Trivia Bee Champions. This evening competition of friendly banter and bidding takes place the Gibson Senior Center, Thursday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. The Gibson Senior Center is located at 250 N. 3rd Avenue. Admission to the Trivia Bee and Silent Auction is free and allows you to bid on a variety of prizes, and watch and cheer for your favorite trivia teams. Trivia teams can win bonus points from the judges for the exceptional use of wise cracks, puns, and/or graphics (marker boards provided). Trivia judges award points for correct answers, plus bonus or make-up points for flair, presentation, and/or Bee Bucks. Master of Ceremony Bob Cable presided over the mayhem in 2013, as the teams guesstimated, sketched, sang and sometimes provided the correct answer for the most points. All proceeds benefit Upland’s Adult Literacy Program, for which state funding is determined by the amount of local monies raised. Trivia teams and auction items are sponsored by local businesses and community organizations. For information on sponsoring or participating as a team ($150 team entry fee) or on donating goods or services as auction items, please contact Literacy Coordinator Liz Barbee, (909) 931-4211.