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Audiobook SYNC


Free Audiobooks for Teens
All Summer Long!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week, that's 30 books - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes through August 17th. Why? Because SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and because it demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

  • Teens can text syncya to 25827 to get text alerts about the featured titles or sign up for the SYNC Newsletter at for title alerts
  • Download the OverDrive app in advance of the program
  • Each SYNC audiobook is available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Downloaded titles can be kept and never leave your device
  • Use #AudiobookSYNC16 and tag @SantaCruzPL on social media and talk about what we're listening to

SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. For even more titles to read or listen to visit our OverDriveDrive Collection and other book, audio, movie and music collections at

Listen to Clips From this Year's Titles

View similarly tagged posts: Summer Reading, Events, Teens, Electronic Resource
Posted by phippsa on April 28, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Library Facilities Revenue Measure S


To modernize, upgrade and repair local libraries the Santa Cruz Libraries Facilities Financing Authority Community Facilities District No. 2016-1 seeks approval from the voters to levy a special tax annually on parcels within the Community Facilities District; establish an initial appropriations limit; and assure mandatory accountability in the June 7, 2016 election.

Ballot Language for Library Facilities Revenue Measure S:

"To modernize, upgrade and repair local libraries in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Live Oak, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, Capitola, Felton and La Selva Beach---replace failing roofs, outdated bathrooms, electrical systems/structurally damaged facilities; support growing use by children, seniors, veterans and others; expand access to modern technology; and construct/expand facilities where necessary; shall Santa Cruz Libraries Facilities Financing Authority issue $67,000,000 in bonds for Santa Cruz Facilities Financing Authority Community Facilities District No. 2016-1; levy a special tax annually on parcels within the Community Facilities District; establish an initial appropriations limit; and assure mandatory accountability?"

View similarly tagged posts: Library Administration
Posted by phippsa on April 28, 2016 at 7:23 a.m.

PRINTED: First Friday Reception



Printing dates all the way back to 556 B.C. The printed word has spread knowledge to the common people, and printed images from Japan made their way west to influence artists like van Gogh, Cassat, Gauguin, Degas, Monet and even architect, Frank Lloyd Wright among others. The course of Art was changed forever with the advent of a way for artists to more readily share their images and ultimately to influence each other.

First Friday Artist's Reception
May 6 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

The new installation of Art in the Library runs now until July 10th.

Meet these amazing artists at the reception:
Melody Overstreet
Lisa Williams
Dana Harris
Melissa West
Vince Waring
Doug Ross
Sam Amico
Andree Lebourveau
Catharina Marlowe
Cindy Haug
Frank Trueba
Jane Gregorius
Margy Baron
George Newell
Robert Rocco
Lynne Simpson
Hedwig M. Heerschop
Mary Weeks
Janis O'Driscoll
Julie Erreca
Ann Miya

View similarly tagged posts: Events, Exhibits
Posted by phippsa on April 28, 2016 at 7:23 a.m.

Community TOWN HALL



What Affects 1 in 4 Families in Santa Cruz County? Substance Abuse. It's Treatable. Let's Talk About It. The Talk About It campaign is a county-wide initiative to reduce stigma, shift funding and perceptions about substance abuse and addiction. Let’s make healing possible for all in Santa Cruz County. Your library is partnering with United Way, SC Community Prevention Partners, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Janus of Santa Cruz, Encompass, KION News Channel 5, and the County of SC to initiate dialog on this complex topic that affects everyone.

Thursday • April 28 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Aptos High School • 100 Mariner Way, Aptos, CA

Pick-up a free USB toolkit of resources and information. Listen to a keynote by Capitola Chief Rudy Escalante, visit the resource tables and participate in the community Q & A. Let's talk about it.
Goals of the campaign include:

  • Bridge assessments and resources
  • Foster communities for Well Being
  • Promote accurate information
  • Debunk myths
  • Create an understanding of how to respond
  • Increase access to available services

For further information visit Talk About It Santa Cruz.

View similarly tagged posts: Events
Posted by phippsa on April 25, 2016 at 7:33 a.m.

Día del Niño: 25 de abril


¡Acompáños a Celebrar!
Día del Niño con el programa de Cúentame Un Cuento

Nuestra tema es Música, Manualidades y Movimiento
Invitados especiales:
Musical Me • Grupo Folklórico• Los Mejicas de UCSC

Lunes, el 25 de abril
4:00pm - 6:30pm • Biblioteca de Live Oak

  • 4:00 - 4:30 Facepainting and crafts
  • 4:30 - 5:00 Musical Me
  • 5:00 - 5:30 Facepainting and crafts
  • 5:30 - 6:00 Cuentos/ Storytime
  • 6:00 - 6:30 Los Mejicas

We are celebrating Day of the Child!

Our theme is Music, Crafts and Movement!
Special guests:
Musical Me • Grupo Folklórico • Los Mejicas de UCSC

Monday April 25
4:00pm - 6:30pm • Live Oak Library

View similarly tagged posts: Kids, Events
Posted by phippsa on April 21, 2016 at 3:50 p.m.


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