Favorite Quotes

"...you may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it."

from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Reader's Link

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

To help your book discussion group, we've gathered a collection of popular paperback titles and sorted them into kits which can be sent to you upon request.

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