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Summer Reading Program 2016!

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Welcome to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program 2016 - GAME ON: READ! A summer reading and activities program for all ages!

This year our theme of GAME ON: READ! celebrates the wide range of games that keep our minds and bodies healthy and active! From sports and outdoor games, to strategy video games and tabletop games; spend your summer discovering the wide range of exciting, educational and physical benefits of games.


Click the giant button to sign up for Summer Reading:      


Summer Reading Program for Kids     


Early Literacy, Fun, Summer Reading
on May 27, 2016 at 9:42 a.m.
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2016 Outstanding International Books for Children

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Beginning in 2006 the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) has selected an honor list of international books for young people.

Presenting the 2016 USBBY Outstanding International Books List - Welcome Disruptions
(pdf download)
By Terry Hong -- School Library Journal, February 2016

The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term "international book" is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the U.S.

Click for more lists and award winners HERE

Early Literacy, Summer Reading, Multicultural Picture Books, Books
on April 19, 2016 at 8:16 a.m.
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2016 Amelia Bloomer List

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The Amelia Bloomer Book list is an annual list of the best feminist books for young readers. The list is created by the Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of the American Library Association.

Printable Brochure of Kids’ (Early Readers & Middle Grade) Titles from the 2016 List:

Printable Brochure of Teen Titles from the 2016 List:

Early Literacy, Books
on March 26, 2016 at 9:59 a.m.
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