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As you probably know, small businesses are really suffering during this Covid-19 shutdown. Even in the best of times, running a small business is not for anyone who lacks a taste for danger. The margins are small and the hours are long. No sane person would pick this line of work because it's the easiest way to make a good living. You do it because it's just who you are. You do it because it's in your DNA and you just can't imagine life as anything other than being the owner of a shop or a restaurant.

If you're one of the lucky people whose life hasn't been entirely flipped upside down by the Covid-19 outbreak, please consider supporting our temporarily shuttered businesses through this time with the purchase of a gift card that you can use when they're able to open their doors again. Not everyone has gift cards available online so you may need to work out for a "pre-Internet" transaction.

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If you want to support our restaurants, you can also check out our "Shelter-In-Place Dining Guide" and use it to place a food order for pick-up or delivery.

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What better way to offer comfort to the 'shelter In place' friends and relatives than to send them some wonderful teas to enjoy with their favorite book or TV show?

The wide world of teas that you can get at Steepers in Downtown Campbell can also be ordered online for delivery.

Check out the large selection of teas at:
Steepers.net

Free shipping for all orders over $50....Read More

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Spread Deli and Bottles is open daily from 11:30am to 1:30pm for carry-out and delivery service during the Covid-19 shutdown. Thanks for your overwhelming support! We recommend preordering online at spreaddeli.com or downloading our mobile app by texting SPREAD to 33733. Orders from our website are powered by ChowNow and allow you to tip our staff directly!

Remember, you can also grab your favorite beers from us with carry-out orders! We're still doing our Happy Four Pack Friday specials and we just got new arrivals from Alvarado Street Brewery.

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News flash! We can now do email orders! Just contact us with your book wish list at [email protected], and we will check our in stock inventory!

We take Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Shipping is a flat $4.50 flat no matter how many books you buy.

You can also place orders for gift cards by emailing us or leaving us a message at 1-408-370-3514.

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‪We fully recognize that everyone is currently weathering the storm. Right now is a hard time to ask for your help- however our hourly employees & their families could use assistance. All donors to our LVL UP Employee GoFundMe Fund will receive a LVL UP Campbell 20% OFF card to use when we're open again.

Currently all of our employees have no source of income with us being closed and most of them live paycheck to paycheck. They are making no money during the time that we are closed. This amount is our standard two week payroll. We are hoping to raise funds to split between them all to give them some financial relief during this unprecedented pandemic until some degree of government assistance can come in to make sure they can feed their families, pay their bills, and not get kicked out of their houses.

Any donations are welcome. As a thank you, we will mail you one of our Campbell industry cards. Show this card any time you come in and get 20% of any purchases for yourself every time in the future.‬

Thank you in advance for your support. 🧡

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Hello to all of our friends who are sheltering in place. Things are so far from normal, that we can't even talk about the "new normal" because we're all still trying to find it. What hasn't changed is that some of our businesses are still hustling and coming up with ways of getting the things you like to you even if we're not able to greet you.

Downtown Campbell and Sushi Confidential Campbell were recently featured in an ABC7 News story on what businesses were doing to survive the quarantine. Sushi Confidential has been hard at work in transitioning their dine-in restaurant to operate as a pick-up and delivery food service. They're taking advantage of their outdoor seating area and are using it allow for safe food pick-ups. They've also partnered with familiar friends in Frost Cupcake Factory and Strike Brewing Co. so you can grab a dozen cupcakes and a 4-pack of local craft beers to help you shelter in style.

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Max has been a busy boy and he's showing us all how to shelter in style. He finally had the time to read Where the Wild Things Are. He also received a doggie visitor (who kept a 6 foot distance) and got his favorite Frost Cupcakes at Sushi Confidential's safe food pick-up table. He was still hungry so he ordered Blue Line Pizza for take out later.

Sheltering in place hasn't been all "life of a cat" for Max though. He's mad that he can’t have his customary second breakfast right after his first breakfast and he misses his adoring fans. He keeps active by kicking a ball around, but it's just so he can get the treats out of them. There's also this mouse thing. He's not sure what that's for so it's back to the ball. He knows there's a mother lode of food in the shop, but he hasn't figured out the magic commands to open the containers.

By the way, Max wants you to know that you can phone order gift certificates by calling Recycle Bookstore at 1-408-370-3514 and leaving a message.

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Over the next few weeks, children’s author Mo Willems is hosting a daily video program called Lunch Doodle. Viewers worldwide can draw, doodle or explore new ways of writing and drawing, by virtually visiting Mo’s studio.

You can tune in to Lunch Doodle every weekday at 1 pm EST (10 am PST).

Willems, the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, is the creator of popular characters such as The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny. We have his eBooks and Audiobooks available on Overdrive.

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Free meals are available to students in Santa Clara County from now until April 3. This blog post explains what parents or caregivers need to know about the ‘grab and go’ pick process.

The schedule and sites of this program are subject to change. Please check before going.

These are the pickup sites in the Campbell area:

CAMPBELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Pick up from 11 am – 12 pm
Blackford Elementary, Capri Elementary, Castlemont Elementary, Lynhaven Elementary, Rosemary Elementary, Sherman Oaks Elementary, Monroe Middle

CAMPBELL UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT: Pick up from 11:30 am – 1 pm
Boynton High, Branham High, Del Mar High, Leigh High, Prospect High, Westmont High

MORELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT: Curbside Pick up from 11 am – 1 pm
Anderson Elementary, Payne Elementary

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In accordance with the guidelines provided by the County Public Health Department for social distancing and banning public gatherings, SCCLD is closing all public library locations, starting today at 3 pm. The closure is a necessary step being taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

"Closing public libraries is an extraordinary measure and a decision that is not taken lightly," says Jennifer Weeks, Acting County Librarian. "The decision to close is driven by our first priority—protecting the public and our staff’s health and safety."

A tentative reopening date is April 12, in line with the Santa Clara County School District plans to reopen following spring break. SCCLD recommends patrons hold onto physical library materials on loan until efforts to contain the virus are lifted and the libraries reopen. No late fees will be assessed during the closed period. The library has many online library services available through the website.

These include things you may not expect to find, including online storytimes, study resources for students studying from home, online homework help, streaming movies, Great Courses and much more. The library also has a robust collection of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming music, TV and videos, research and articles, eMagazines and news— available for every age and interest.

For those who do not have a library account, if you live within the Library District, including Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, or any of the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, you can apply for an eCard from the website. If approved, the eCard gives you instant access to the entire online library.

The Library District on Friday cancelled all April events, in addition to those for this month. For the latest information, please go to sccld.org

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