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SCPL News & Announcements - August 2012 Archive



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New Library Hours Starting September 10

The Santa Cruz Public Library System will have expanded hours starting September 10th! The new branch hours will be:

Aptos
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm
Boulder Creek
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed Closed 11am - 6pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 5pm 12pm - 5pm
Branciforte
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed Closed 10am - 6pm 11am - 7pm 10am - 6pm 1pm - 5pm 1pm - 5pm
Capitola
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed Closed 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm
Downtown
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
1pm - 5pm 10am - 7pm 10am - 7pm 10am - 7pm 10am - 7pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm
Felton
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed Closed 1pm - 6pm 1pm - 6pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 5pm 10am - 2pm
Garfield Park
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed 10am - 5pm 2pm - 7pm 11am - 5pm 2pm - 7pm 1pm - 5pm Closed
La Selva Beach
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed Closed 10am - 5pm 1pm - 6pm 10am - 5pm 1pm - 5pm 1pm - 5pm
Live Oak
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
1pm - 5pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm Closed Closed
Scotts Valley
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
Closed 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 7pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 27, 2012 at 10 a.m.

New: Access Video

SCPL News

We've just added Access Video on Demand for SCPL patrons. Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos -- all you need is Internet access and a valid library card number. The service is iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.

We've also added a great new teen health resource -- Rosen Teen Health and Wellness. This database provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

Libraries Inside Out has Arrived at the Downtown Branch

SCPL News

Libraries Inside Out has arrived at the Downtown Library Branch! Volunteers from all over the Santa Cruz area are hanging huge black and white portraits of library patrons' faces on the outer library walls. On the inside of the library, portraits already hang between the stacks.

This evening (August 3rd) at 5:30 p.m., the Downtown Branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will participate in Santa Cruz's First Friday Art Walk and all portraits will be on full display. If you would like to know more about the project and about the wonderful people who brought it to life, please visit the Libraries Inside Out website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the SCPL's Kickstarter campaign and helped to make this project a reality. Come down and see this fantastic exhibit!

Want to get involved? Help us pick a new photo to post beside the front door for NEXT month’s September 7th First Friday! Get to the Libraries Inside Out website and vote for your favorite!

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 3, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Joins Discover & Go Network

SCPL News

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries have joined with 19 Northern California public library systems to offer downloadable museum passes through the Discover & Go Network.

As part of the Discover & Go Network, SCPL cardholders have access to free and discounted passes to 30 Bay Area museums and cultural institutions including Aquarium of the Bay, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Bedford Gallery, Cartoon Art Museum, Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, Tech Museum of Innovation, and many more. New venues are added all the time as additional partners join the network.

SCPL cardholders obtain the passes through an easy-to-use online site where they can simply browse for the venues they want to visit, select the dates they want to visit, reserve passes, and print them. Go to discover.santacruzpl.org or to the Library’s website and select the "Services" tab. Patrons without Internet access can reserve a pass by visiting any branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

Funds to develop Discover & Go were provided by a $45,000 Bay Area Library Information System (BALIS) technology grant. The program was developed by Contra Costa County Library and Denver-based Quipu Group (quipugroup.com), a library-specific software development and consulting company. A mobile version of Discover & Go is also available to Network member libraries.

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 1, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.

 

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