May 17, 2018
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New "Potter the Otter" book release focused on helping families prepare for kindergarten
WHAT: ”Potter the Otter Gets Ready for Kindergarten” book release and appearance by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County’s mascot. Discussion of Countywide efforts to expand early learning opportunities for children 0 to 8.
WHO: County Supervisor Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library District, Strong Start of Santa Clara County, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
77 Harrison Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 10:10 to 11:15am
First Floor Community Room
WHY: Beloved children’s book character Potter the Otter promotes healthy living to young children, and is the creation of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. In this latest release, Potter, with the help of his family and friends, prepares for the first day of school.
This release event will feature guest speakers including Nancy Howe, Santa Clara County Library District County Librarian; Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County Supervisor and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Commission Chair; Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Office of Education Superintendent; Jolene Smith, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Chief Executive Officer; and Sue Kehl, Director of Nursing at Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center. Potter the Otter will be on-hand to greet participating children and provide them with giveaways and snacks.
Nancy Howe/Diane Roche/Erik Sanjurjo
Santa Clara County Library District
(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3002/3014
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 2 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 2017, 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 2017, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 328,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.2 million visitors, who borrowed over 9 million items.