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Discover & Go: Visit Museums for Free

Get free and discounted passes to museums, science centers, and more! You just need your library card and PIN. Go to discover.santacruzpl.org and discover the more than 30 places you can go!


Learn a New Language with Little Pim Little Pim

Want to learn a new language? Use this fun multimedia program to start learning Spanish, French, German--or a variety of other languages! Try out Little Pim today!

Need Help with a Homework Assignment?

After School Homework Help

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library are offering FREE homework assistance. After School Homework Help is available for all students up to grade 12 in the following locations:

Aptos: on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm.

Boulder Creek: on Wednesdays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Branciforte: on Wednesdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

Downtown: on Thursdays from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

Garfield Park: on Wednesdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

La Selva Beach: on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

Live Oak: on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. (Starting April 29th, hours will change to 3:30pm - 5:30pm.)

Scotts Valley: on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

For live online help — Try Brainfuse HelpNow!
Brainfuse HelpNow offers live online tutoring for elementary, middle school and high school students. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Maestros en español disponible.

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Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition

Fact Cards are quick reference resources for students grades 4 through 8. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools. Now this information is available online!

Or browse some guides that we have created...

We've got books and ideas that will get you started with many Frequently Assigned School Topics! Take a look at the list below and learn about...

Did You Know?

Global freezing

"Today, we worry about global warming, but the winter of 1709 was so cold in Europe that bread froze overnight and had to be hacked with an ax, roosters' combs, froze and fell off, trees exploded, and wolves stalked villages, searching for food. What caused this extraordinary cold? Scientists still ..." [More]

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