For Immediate Release:
July 15, 2013
Santa Clara County Library District Offers Free Bedtime Math Program
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Bedtime stories are a time-honored event in most households across the nation. The importance of early reading experiences is well known and reading aloud to children has been cited as “the single most important intervention for developing their literacy skills” according to a study by the National Commission on Reading. Now, a new program has been introduced to the bedtime ritual – Bedtime Math.
About the Santa Clara County Library District
Known as one of America’s best 100 public libraries, the Santa Clara County Library District promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes 1.8 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources that users can access from home or work.
For eleven years, the Santa Clara County Library District has ranked as one of the best in the nation for its size by Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings, which uses 15 different benchmark measures such as collections, circulation, visits and customer service. Also recognized as one of America’s 2012 Star Libraries by Library Journal and with more than 3.1 million visits each year, the Santa Clara County Library District is one of the most-used public resources in the region.
The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2012, Santa Clara County Library District had 205,506 library cardholders, recorded 3,186,684 visitors, and a circulation of 9,833,350 items. Visit Santa Clara County Library District online at http://www.sccl.org.