Favorite Quotes

"What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us!"


— James Russell Lowell

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Good Reads: Community Picks

  • Beneath the Waves: marine science resources at SCPL
    This list of resources for kids and adults was developed in conjunction with the Beneath the Waves Film Festival - Santa Cruz. Books for adults appear after those for kids; we've got something for everyone! Younger kids might enjoy checking out Picture Books and Ocean Worlds. Older kids and adults might also enjoy checking out Ocean Worlds; Ocean Wildlife; Marine Conservation; Exploring the Seas; & Monterey Bay Focus.
  • All about Italy
    SCPL resources for those interested in Italy. List developed in partnership with the Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz County.
  • Suzie's List--for 3 Year Olds
    Suzie is a young reader at SCPL. She is 3 years old now and these are some of her favorites
  • Suzie's List--for 2 Year Olds
    Suzie is a young reader here at SCPL. These were her favorite books when she was 2 years old.
  • Staff's best of 2013
    what we liked best
  • Best of 2013
    What was the best book you read and/or listened to in 2013? This is what you told us.
  • National Read a Book Day 2012
    What we were reading on National Read a Book Day 2012

Book Kits

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