Los Altos Library to Celebrate Extended Hours

Media Advisory
February 7, 2017

Hosts Puppet Show featuring The Fratello Marionettes on Sat. Feb. 18

WHO: The Los Altos Library

WHAT: The Los Altos Library will host a special celebration in honor of the library’s new extended hours of operation:

New hours as of Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
  • Friday – Sunday     10 am – 7 pm

WHY: In October 2016, the North County Library Authority voted unanimously to fund an additional five hours each week in the library’s schedule. The new hours are reflective of the suggestions and wishes of over 500 Los Altos Library users who completed a SCCLD survey last spring. Their responses provided valuable input into various library offerings, including additional hours of operation should funds become available.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
11 am
Los Altos Library, Orchard Room
13 S. San Antonio Road Los Altos, CA 94022

ABOUT THE SHOW: The public is invited to join The Fratello Marionettes as they perform “Aladdin,” a free puppet show in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos Library. “Aladdin,” one of the most popular legends from “1001 Arabian Nights,” tells the story of a young boy who finds himself enlisted by an evil sorcerer in search of a magic lamp.  Watch as Aladdin thwarts the evil sorcerer, discovers the magical lamp, befriends the powerful genie, and saves the princess.  Traditional music and intricate costumes showcase storytelling from ancient cultures of the Far East.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. Remarks from local dignitaries will follow the performance. For more information on the Santa Clara County Library District, visit: www.sccl.org.

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About the Santa Clara County Library District
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 1.9 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work.

In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2016, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.

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 2016, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 270,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.1 million items, making it one of the most used resources in the region. Visit Santa Clara County Library District online at www.sccl.org.

Nancy Howe/Chris Brown /Lili Smith
Santa Clara County Library District
(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3002/3014