You Can Do That @ the Library?!
Check Out a "Read to Me" Kit
Books, felt stories, puppets, and music all in one convenient bag! Parents, grandparents, preschool teachers, and family care providers can check out kits on a variety of themes for four weeks.
SCPL News & Announcements - August 2012 Archive
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:
|Closed||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 5pm||11am - 5pm||Boulder Creek|
|Closed||Closed||11am - 6pm||11am - 6pm||11am - 6pm||11am - 5pm||12pm - 5pm||Branciforte|
|Closed||Closed||10am - 6pm||11am - 7pm||10am - 6pm||1pm - 5pm||1pm - 5pm||Capitola|
|Closed||Closed||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 5pm||11am - 5pm||Downtown|
|1pm - 5pm||10am - 7pm||10am - 7pm||10am - 7pm||10am - 7pm||10am - 5pm||10am - 5pm||Felton|
|Closed||Closed||1pm - 6pm||1pm - 6pm||11am - 6pm||11am - 5pm||10am - 2pm||Garfield Park|
|Closed||10am - 5pm||2pm - 7pm||11am - 5pm||2pm - 7pm||1pm - 5pm||Closed||La Selva Beach|
|Closed||Closed||10am - 5pm||1pm - 6pm||10am - 5pm||1pm - 5pm||1pm - 5pm||Live Oak|
|1pm - 5pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||Closed||Closed||Scotts Valley|
|Closed||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 7pm||11am - 5pm||11am - 5pm|
New: Access Video
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.
Libraries Inside Out has Arrived at the Downtown Branch
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
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.