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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.

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2012 Voter Guide


Are you ready for the 2012 general election? The last day to register to vote in this election is October 22nd.

We've put together a 2012 Voter Guide to help you get ready. The guide includes links for voter registration, how to find your polling place, sites to gather information on candidates and issues, suggestions for helpful library materials, and more. Your vote makes a difference -- get ready and get informed!

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies Overhead


It was an exciting morning at the Downtown branch! The Space Shuttle Endeavor flew over Santa Cruz this morning on its way from Edwards Air Force Base to its new home in Los Angeles.

To read about the flight and see more photographs, take a look at the Sentinel story.

Here are some photos that our staff captured from the roof of the library. If you have photos to share, you can send them to

View similarly tagged posts: Local History, Santa Cruz
Posted by teeterj on Sept. 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Talk Like a Pirate!


Avast, ye hearties! Did you know September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day? If you're feeling the need to brush up on your pirate-speak, Mango Languages offers a course in Basic Pirate.

Mango Languages also offers lessons in more traditional languages. It's only one of the many great sites you can access through the Internet Resources section of our website. Browse around -- you never know what treasures you might find!

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 18, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

New Storytime Schedule for Fall/Winter

Here is the new storytime schedule, starting September 10th and running through December 2012.

Toddler Storytimes... for toddlers 1-3 years
Monday10:30am    Aptos427-7702
Tuesday10:30am    Branciforte427-7704
Wednesday10:30am    BoulderCreek427-7703
Thursday10:30am    Scotts Valley427-7712
Friday10:30am    Downtown427-7707 x5720
Preschool Storytimes... for 3-6 year olds
Monday10:30am    Live Oak427-7711
Tuesday10:30am    La Selva Beach427-7710 x6002
Tuesday10:30am    Scotts Valley427-7712
1st & 3rd Thurs10:30am    Felton427-7708
Thursday10:30am    Downtown427-7707 x5720
Friday10:30am    Capitola427-7705

Remember, you can always look at the online calendar for the latest about what's going on at your local branch!

View similarly tagged posts: Kids, Services, Branches
Posted by teeterj on Sept. 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Local Music Survey


Update: Thank you for helping us learn about your interest in local music! The survey is now closed. Keep an eye out for some exciting future projects based on your feedback!

Santa Cruz County has a vibrant local music scene featuring many talented musicians and fine venues. Drawing the interest of locals and visitors alike, the Santa Cruz music scene is an integral part of the history, culture, and economy of our community. Therefore, the library is investigating ways to enhance access to local music in the present as well as document local music to preserve a historical record for the future.

Please take a few moments to complete this survey. It will help us understand your thoughts on local music and how you access music in your everyday life. It takes approximately 10 – 15minutes and is completely anonymous.

As a “thank you”, you may opt to enter a drawing for $20 at Streetlight Records. If you opt to enter the drawing, you will be required to supply us with contact information. Your privacy and the confidentiality of the responses you provide to us are extremely important. Your survey results will remain anonymous, and your contact information will not be shared, sold, or spammed in any way. The only way we will use your information is to contact you in the event that you win!

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 6, 2012 at noon


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