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Read to the Rhythm - Summer Reading Program Rolls Into July!

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We are into the second month of our Summer Reading Program. Don't forget that the program ends July 26th, keep reading to the rhythm and earn those book bucks!

Here's a reminder of some of the super fun events happening in July. Click here for a full calendar of events to see what programs are happening at a branch near you.

Tuesday, July 7th
The Magical Moonshine Puppet Theatre (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Come see The Magical Moonshine Theatre perform puppet shows with live music, singing, and acting!

Saturday, July 11th
Garfield Park Library 100th Birthday Party (12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
The Garfield Park Library turns 100 years old! Join us for a fun birthday celebration the whole family will enjoy. We'll have music, children's crafts, face painting, a mini parade, and of course, Birthday Cake! Expect a visit from the Warriors Mascot and other special guests. The Garfield Park Library is the last Carnegie library in Santa Cruz, built in 1915. The Santa Cruz City Council will make a proclamation that July 11th become Garfield Park Library Day!

Friday, July 17th
Make a Book! (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Create your own blank book at the Felton Library! Younger children may require adult assistance in sewing the binding. Materials will be provided but you may bring your own paper (8 1/2 x 11) or binding materials (ribbon, cording, shoelace or ?? at least 36" long) if you prefer.

Thursday, July 23rd
Circus of Smiles (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Family friendly circus shows written for children and enjoyed by all ages. There will be juggling, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation!

Early Literacy, Fun, Summer Reading, Events
on July 1, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.
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Narrated Picture Books Now Available From Overdrive!

We recently added a selection of narrated picture books in Overdrive. These eBooks available through Overdrive Read deliver professional narration along with the text, so the reader can hear the story and see the pictures at the same time. Some of these eBooks include a full-blown soundtrack with sound effects, and many also highlight the text as it is read. These books would be perfect for those just learning to read, those learning English, or readers who just like a little more personality with their eBooks.

Click for more information and examples of narrated books.

Overdrive is working on developing an easy way to find these, but in the meantime, go to Overdrive and select either Children Fiction or Children Nonfiction under Children & Teens, then filter the search by Format: OverDrive Read. Look for the “NARRATED” sign across the cover image of these titles. You will need to use the OverDrive Read format to hear narration. Example:

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Early Literacy
on May 11, 2015 at 2:49 p.m.
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Brainfuse: Free online homework help for students of all ages.

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Live Tutoring: Students draw or type their question in our online classroom and receive live homework assistance from a Brainfuse-certified tutor. Our tutors don’t simply give answers but help students master underlying academic concepts.

SkillSurfer: SkillSurfer includes an extensive library of Brainfuse-created lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests in a wide range of academic subjects, and further integrates them with live tutoring.

Homework Help
on May 11, 2015 at 2:44 p.m.
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