National Library Week

This year's National Library Week (April 13 - 19, 2014) theme is "Lives Change @ Your Library." In Sunnyvale, we hope the Library has a positive impact on your life. To celebrate, we're hosting a series of events. Hope to see you here!

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Haiku Poem and Prize Drawing

Write a haiku on the topic “Lives Change @ Your Library.” A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry using three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. All ages may participate. Copy your haiku onto an entry form at the Library, and your submission will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a 3D-printed version of your haiku.

Fill out entry at Library Information Desk.
April 13-19


Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion of the provocative book The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida. Gain insight into what it is like to be autistic through the words of a 13-year-old Japanese boy.

Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Library Program Room


Understanding Autism

Judi Campbell from the Morgan Autism Center will speak about the Autism Learning Style and how to support student and families affected by autism.

Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Library Program Room


Patent Trial and Appeal Board Education Forum

Federal patent representatives will present on changes to the trial and appeal process. 

Tuesday, April 29, 12:30 p.m.
Library Program Room


Home Energy Saving Toolkit

Silicon Valley Energy Watch partnered with the Library to provide Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Saving Toolkits. Check one out, and enjoy the no-cost resources. Keep CFL lightbulbs, low-flow faucet aerators, and more.

Reserve a toolkit today.


Trademark Basics

Federal trademark attorney Craig Morris will compare trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registration for the small business owner. Scams to avoid will also be covered.  

Monday, April 28, 7 p.m. 
Library Program Room 



Sunnyvale Public Library

Library Closure

The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20.

Kids' Website Relaunched

Kids' EntranceCan't remember the words to that song you heard at a storytime? Want recommendations for great books? Access to help with homework at home? Fun and educational games? Community resources? Look no further. The Sunnyvale Public Library Kids' Website is now available. Visit the Kids' Website to find lots of hidden treasures, and feel free to ask a Children's Librarian if you want to learn how to use any online Library resources for kids.

The Library Goes Mobile!

Use the Library on the go with our new Sunnyvale Public Library app powered by Boopsie. Now you can search the catalog, view holds, find Library events, renew materials, and browse our eResources from the palm of your hand. Visit your device's app store to download Sunnyvale Library Boopsie for free! Available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and more. 

New Titles on Our Nooks!

nookYou can check out a Nook eBook reader for free with your library card! Our Nook Simple Touches come pre-loaded with eBooks in one of four genres, and we've just stocked them with hot new titles like the J.K. Rowling mystery The Cuckoo's Calling and George Packer's The Unwinding, a Study of Modern America. Our Nooks can be borrowed for three weeks at a time, giving you plenty of time to explore the offerings. Visit our Nook lending page for more information and to reserve a Nook.

Discover and Go Free Museum Pass Program

Discover & Go Museum Pass ProgramLooking for a free, fun, educational outing for the family or an excursion for out-of-town guests? Sunnyvale Public Library has joined with other libraries to offer Discover & Go passes for Library cardholders to many Northern California museums and cultural institutions.

Discover & Go is a new service that allows Sunnyvale Library cardholders to print passes online for specific museums. Each Discover & Go pass expires the day after the reservation date. Library cardholders can reserve up to two passes at one time. Some of the museums that are available for free or at discounted prices include: The Marine Mammal Center, Charles M. Schulz Museum, The Tech Museum and the Pacific Pinball Museum. The full list of participating museums that are available to Sunnyvale Library cardholders can be found by going to


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