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Items currently checked out:

Our bookdrops have been locked.  We ask that you please do not return checked out items to the Library at this time!

SCPL hopes to decrease anxiety for all of us by creating a period of zero overdue fines for the remainder of March and all of April. This means that we will charge absolutely no overdue fines for any materials returned late during the period of March 13th through April 30th, 2020. Lost and damage fees still apply.

Items on hold:

Holds will be extended until after the Libraries reopen


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Upcoming Virtual Events
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All Branches and Library Services Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 25 (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Systemwide

Library services such as telephone information, email and text reference services, and curbside pickup of holds are not available on the holiday. Our digital library is always available 24/7.

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Reading in the Redwoods @Felton - Virtual Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 27 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Location: Felton

The book for May is Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. 

Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Registration is required to get the Zoom invite.

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Tell Me a Story/Stories for Bedtime

Wednesday, May 27 (7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)

Join us for Bedtime Stories presented by SCPL Librarians Jackie and Jeanne. On alternating weeks, Jackie will read a story and Jeanne will tell a story and also help families to tell their own stories


Preschool Storytime with Librarian Jeanne

Thursday, May 28 (10:00 AM - 10:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Stories will be released every Thursday at 10 am on Facebook and Youtube. Librarian Jeanne will read stories and sing songs in this weekly recorded storytime event.


Tech Talks: Protect your data (iPhone/iPad) @ Online!

Thursday, May 28 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops to help you know your mobile device.  Tech Talks have temporarily moved online due the cancellation of library events caused by COVID-19.  This event will be taking place on the online Zoom meeting platform.  Registrants will receive Zoom meeting instructions via email 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the event. 

Tech Talks: Protect your data (iPhone/iPad) will discuss recent data capture strategies and ways to limit the ways your device is sharing your information.  We look forward to seeing online soon!

 

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Virtual Trivia on Tap

Thursday, May 28 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Trivia on Tap is back! This beloved library program is now available from the comfort of your home so grab a cold (or warm) beverage, a pencil, and a sheet of paper, and let's do some trivia!

This program will run every Thursday at 6 pm until the Shelter in Place is lifted.

If you wish to work with a group of your choice please make sure each participant is logged in 5-10 minutes before the program begins and tell the host who you'd like in your team. Teams can have no more than 4 people.

The room will be locked 10 minutes after 6 pm.

Individuals who do not follow the rules will be removed from the room. 

Register Now!


Storytime with Mel @ Online

Friday, May 29 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

Storytime is temporarily moving online due the cancellation of library events caused by COVID-19. 

Join us online for a Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and sing songs. For 3-6 year olds.

This storytime will be taking place on the online Zoom meeting platform.  Registrants will receive Zoom meeting instructions via email prior to the event.  Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. 

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Creative Flow Crafting- TGIF Happy Hour

Friday, May 29 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Join Team Sweaty Sheep each Friday for a virtual Happy Hour get together -- complete with a centering reflection & fun creative endeavor! So pour your favorite beverage and partake in our inclusive artistic Sweaty Sheep expansion!

Sign up for the virtual get togethers here!


NorCal Bats with Corky Quirk

Saturday, May 30 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

SCPL Summer Reading Program and Felton Library Friends Presents: NorCal Bats! NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide show geared to dispel myths and prejudices against bats that can lead to the destruction of their roosts and colonies.

 

 

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Virtual Zoom Toddler Time by Julie

Monday, June 1 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. You must register for this event in order to receive the Zoom link by email. Let's play and learn together!

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Cuéntame un Cuento @ Online

Monday, June 1 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. La hora será lunes - 5:30PM. Será una reunión virtual en vivo de Zoom.

Es necesario registrarse para este evento. Los registrantes recibirán un correo electrónico 24 horas y 1 hora antes del programa con un enlace Zoom e instrucciones para iniciar sesión.

 

Join us for Spanish Storytime, Mondays @ 5:30. It's going to be a live Zoom meeting.

Registration is required for this event. Registrants will receive an email 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the program with a Zoom link and instructions for logging in.

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Virtual Writers' Open Mic Night

Wednesday, June 3 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Writers' Open Mic Night offers you an environment to read your works aloud every first Wednesday of the month. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks--plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new--are all welcome! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

 

This program requires registration for Zoom access link.

Register Now!


Tell Me a Story/Stories for Bedtime

Wednesday, June 3 (7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)

Join us for Bedtime Stories presented by SCPL Librarians Jackie and Jeanne. On alternating weeks, Jackie will read a story and Jeanne will tell a story and also help families to tell their own stories


Preschool Storytime with Librarian Jeanne

Thursday, June 4 (10:00 AM - 10:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Stories will be released every Thursday at 10 am on Facebook and Youtube. Librarian Jeanne will read stories and sing songs in this weekly recorded storytime event.


Santiago's Magic

Thursday, June 4 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Santiago the Magician has been studying the art and history of magic for nearly thirty years.  In that time he has become a Magician Member of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, a Member of the Inner Circle of Bizarre Magicians, and most recently an Instructor at the McBride Magic and Mystery School, the most prestigious magic school in the world, in Las Vegas. Join Santiago for a Virtual Magic Show through The Santa Cruz Public Library, June 4th, at 2:00pm via Zoom!  And make sure you bring a deck of cards so that you too can be a part of the magic! Learn more about Santiago on Facebook at facebook.com/SantiagoTheMagician

Register Now!


Virtual Trivia on Tap

Thursday, June 4 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Trivia on Tap is back! This beloved library program is now available from the comfort of your home so grab a cold (or warm) beverage, a pencil, and a sheet of paper, and let's do some trivia!

This program will run every Thursday at 6 pm until the Shelter in Place is lifted.

If you wish to work with a group of your choice please make sure each participant is logged in 5-10 minutes before the program begins and tell the host who you'd like in your team. Teams can have no more than 4 people.

The room will be locked 10 minutes after 6 pm.

Individuals who do not follow the rules will be removed from the room. 

Register Now!


Creative Flow Crafting- TGIF Happy Hour

Friday, June 5 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Join Team Sweaty Sheep each Friday for a virtual Happy Hour get together -- complete with a centering reflection & fun creative endeavor! So pour your favorite beverage and partake in our inclusive artistic Sweaty Sheep expansion!

Sign up for the virtual get togethers here!


Virtual Zoom Toddler Time by Julie

Monday, June 8 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. You must register for this event in order to receive the Zoom link by email. Let's play and learn together!

Register Now!


Cuéntame un Cuento @ Online

Monday, June 8 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. La hora será lunes - 5:30PM. Será una reunión virtual en vivo de Zoom.

Es necesario registrarse para este evento. Los registrantes recibirán un correo electrónico 24 horas y 1 hora antes del programa con un enlace Zoom e instrucciones para iniciar sesión.

 

Join us for Spanish Storytime, Mondays @ 5:30. It's going to be a live Zoom meeting.

Registration is required for this event. Registrants will receive an email 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the program with a Zoom link and instructions for logging in.

Register Now!


Conversations for Change @ Online!

Tuesday, June 9 (5:15 PM - 7:30 PM)

Conversations for Change is temporarily moving online due the cancellation of library events caused by COVID-19.  This conversation will be taking place on the online Zoom meeting platform.  Registrants will receive Zoom meeting instructions via email prior to the event. 

The converstation topic this month is Work, Workers and the Future of Work

The conversations are designed to foster greater understanding among individuals who may have different viewpoints. Participants in these small group conversations, guided by a trained host, practice being open and curious about all perspectives, with a focus on learning from one another.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Instructions for joining the online disucssion will be emailed prior to the event.  

Prior to registering, please review the Conversation Agreements.

Project Connect is a group of actively engaged citizens who care about bridging divides in our community as a means of preserving our democratic republic and the flourishing of our country. It is a Finding Common Ground team associated with Santa Cruz Indivisible.

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Essential Services & Community Resources

Connect with Local Government Decision Makers
Additional Resources

Free Downloadable Content!

Items currently checked out:

Our bookdrops have been locked.  We ask that you please do not return checked out items to the Library at this time!

SCPL hopes to decrease anxiety for all of us by creating a period of zero overdue fines for the remainder of March and all of April. This means that we will charge absolutely no overdue fines for any materials returned late during the period of March 13th through April 30th, 2020. Lost and damage fees still apply.

Items on hold:

Holds will be extended until after the Libraries reopen


Census 2020 Information

View full calendar