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Children's Book Week/Semana de libros para niños

Friday, May 7 (12:00 AM - 11:59 PM)

Día del Niño (Children's Day) leads our celebration of children and reading as we move into Children's Book Week. 

Children’s Book Week, May 3rd through 9th, is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. 

In celebration of Día del Niño and Children's Book Week , we will be offering a craft kit to make your own mini book. These kits will be available at our Grab & Go locations beginning on April 19th, while supplies last.

For resources and more fun activities to celebrate Children's Book Week, visit the Every Child a Reader Website.

 

El Día del Niño lidera nuestra celebración de los niños y la lectura a la Semana de libros para niños.

La Semana de libros para niños, del 3 al 9 de mayo, es la celebración anual de libros para niños y jóvenes y la alegría de la lectura.

Establecida en 1919, la Semana de libros para niños es la iniciativa nacional de alfabetización más longeva del país.

En celebración del Día del Niño y la Semana de libros para niños, ofreceremos bolsitas con una manualidad para hacer tu propio mini libro. Estas bolsitas estarán disponibles en nuestras sucursales con servicio Recoge y Listo a partir del 19 de abril, hasta agotar existencias.

Para obtener recursos y actividades divertidas para celebrar la Semana de libros para niños, visite el sitio web de Every Child a Reader.


Interactive Preschool Storytime on Zoom

Friday, May 7 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Join us online for an Interactive Preschool Storytime using Zoom. We'll read books and sing songs in a safe environment. Designed for 3-5 year olds. Tales to Tails follows directly after.

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. 

Register Now!


Tales to Tails Early Childhood Literacy Program

Friday, May 7 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online
Online - Tales to Tails!

 

 

At virtual Tales to Tails emerging readers get to visit therapy dogs, a robot, or even special guests (oink! oink!) from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter in interactive 1:1 Zoom breakout rooms.  Young participants are empowered to love reading, the library and animals as they share stories, sing songs, conduct toy "show and tells" and read word or picture books to attentive neutral animal listeners. They have so much fun!

This event piggybacks our Interactive Preschool Storytime which starts at 10am so if you come for Storytime, stay for Tales to Tails!

 

Register Now!


Cuentos y Experimentos: Videos en español sobre experimentos sencillos de ciencia (Simple STEM videos in Spanish)

Friday, May 7 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Cuentos y Experimentos es parte de los programas en español ofrecidos por las bibliotecas públicas de Santa Cruz. En este espacio hacemos experimentos y leemos cuentos con niñas y niños hispanohablantes entre los 0 y 8 años y sus familias. 

íMira el video!


Children's Book Week/Semana de libros para niños

Saturday, May 8 (12:00 AM - 11:59 PM)

Día del Niño (Children's Day) leads our celebration of children and reading as we move into Children's Book Week. 

Children’s Book Week, May 3rd through 9th, is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. 

In celebration of Día del Niño and Children's Book Week , we will be offering a craft kit to make your own mini book. These kits will be available at our Grab & Go locations beginning on April 19th, while supplies last.

For resources and more fun activities to celebrate Children's Book Week, visit the Every Child a Reader Website.

 

El Día del Niño lidera nuestra celebración de los niños y la lectura a la Semana de libros para niños.

La Semana de libros para niños, del 3 al 9 de mayo, es la celebración anual de libros para niños y jóvenes y la alegría de la lectura.

Establecida en 1919, la Semana de libros para niños es la iniciativa nacional de alfabetización más longeva del país.

En celebración del Día del Niño y la Semana de libros para niños, ofreceremos bolsitas con una manualidad para hacer tu propio mini libro. Estas bolsitas estarán disponibles en nuestras sucursales con servicio Recoge y Listo a partir del 19 de abril, hasta agotar existencias.

Para obtener recursos y actividades divertidas para celebrar la Semana de libros para niños, visite el sitio web de Every Child a Reader.


Children's Book Week/Semana de libros para niños

Sunday, May 9 (12:00 AM - 11:59 PM)

Día del Niño (Children's Day) leads our celebration of children and reading as we move into Children's Book Week. 

Children’s Book Week, May 3rd through 9th, is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. 

In celebration of Día del Niño and Children's Book Week , we will be offering a craft kit to make your own mini book. These kits will be available at our Grab & Go locations beginning on April 19th, while supplies last.

For resources and more fun activities to celebrate Children's Book Week, visit the Every Child a Reader Website.

 

El Día del Niño lidera nuestra celebración de los niños y la lectura a la Semana de libros para niños.

La Semana de libros para niños, del 3 al 9 de mayo, es la celebración anual de libros para niños y jóvenes y la alegría de la lectura.

Establecida en 1919, la Semana de libros para niños es la iniciativa nacional de alfabetización más longeva del país.

En celebración del Día del Niño y la Semana de libros para niños, ofreceremos bolsitas con una manualidad para hacer tu propio mini libro. Estas bolsitas estarán disponibles en nuestras sucursales con servicio Recoge y Listo a partir del 19 de abril, hasta agotar existencias.

Para obtener recursos y actividades divertidas para celebrar la Semana de libros para niños, visite el sitio web de Every Child a Reader.


Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Monday, May 10 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 2:00 -4:00 PM, at the corner of Center and Church Streets outside of the Downtown Library for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining a PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 


Cuéntame un Cuento @ Online

Monday, May 10 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

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!


Virtual Zoom Toddler Time by Julie

Tuesday, May 11 (10:30 AM - 11:00 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. You must register for this event in order to receive the Zoom link by email. Let's play and learn together!

Register Now!


Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesday, May 11 (3:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Attention 12-16yr olds --  Adventure awaits!

A friendly introduction to Dungeons & Dragons for players of all experience levels, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday from 3:30-6:30pm. Our Campaign lasts from May 4th to August 31st.

Form a party, hunt for ancient treasures, and use your wits, magic, or brute force to battle kobolds, dragons, and more. Dungeons & Dragons is a game of adventure, imagination and near-limitless possibilities. If you've been curious but unsure how to start, it's time to roll the dice and join this campaign. An experienced D&Der will guide you, and all the necessary materials & manuals will be provided.

Parents: Please be prepared to briefly meet our volunteer who leads the program. Zoom Link will be emailed the day of the event  - MAY 4th  please register in advance so that we know who and how many to expect, Thank you!

Register Now!


Stories for Bedtime

Wednesday, May 12 (7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Join us on Facebook or Youtube for Bedtime Stories presented by SCPL Librarian Jackie. On alternating weeks, Jackie will read bedtime stories, sing songs, and chant rhymes for families. New programs will be available every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm and on the library's YouTube Channel after that.

Watch the Premiere!

For more fun, please visit our Storytimes for Children playlist.


Wings Birth Certificate Office Hours

Thursday, May 13 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Wings Homeless Advocates offers open office hours at the corner of Center and Locusts streets, outside of the Downtown Library on Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm. Wings provides free birth certificates and notary services for people experiencing homelessness.

Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Wings at id@wingsadvocacy.org or leaving a voicemail at 831-291-5096 No other services will be available at this time Physical distancing and masks (or face coverings) will be required to participate

Walk up appointments are accepted as time allows


Adult Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach

Thursday, May 13 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach
Room: Online

The LSB Adult Book Discussion group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10:30a to 12:00p.  The group will meet virtually via Zoom during the remodel.  All adults are welcome.  Registration required.  This month's selection is "A Most Beautiful Thing" by Ashay Cooper.

 

Register Now!


Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Thursday, May 13 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 2:00 -4:00 PM, at the corner of Center and Church Streets outside of the Downtown Library for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining a PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 


Virtual Aptos Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 13 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

The Aptos Library Book Discussion group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 1:00p - 2:30p and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction.

Facilitator: Judy McNeely; judybookdoc@collegepathfinders.com.

This month we are reading Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Register Now!


Interactive Preschool Storytime on Zoom

Friday, May 14 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Join us online for an Interactive Preschool Storytime using Zoom. We'll read books and sing songs in a safe environment. Designed for 3-5 year olds. Tales to Tails follows directly after.

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. 

Register Now!


Tales to Tails Early Childhood Literacy Program

Friday, May 14 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online
Online - Tales to Tails!

 

 

At virtual Tales to Tails emerging readers get to visit therapy dogs, a robot, or even special guests (oink! oink!) from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter in interactive 1:1 Zoom breakout rooms.  Young participants are empowered to love reading, the library and animals as they share stories, sing songs, conduct toy "show and tells" and read word or picture books to attentive neutral animal listeners. They have so much fun!

This event piggybacks our Interactive Preschool Storytime which starts at 10am so if you come for Storytime, stay for Tales to Tails!

 

Register Now!


Cuentos y Experimentos: Videos en español sobre experimentos sencillos de ciencia (Simple STEM videos in Spanish)

Friday, May 14 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Cuentos y Experimentos es parte de los programas en español ofrecidos por las bibliotecas públicas de Santa Cruz. En este espacio hacemos experimentos y leemos cuentos con niñas y niños hispanohablantes entre los 0 y 8 años y sus familias. 


Live Oak Book Group

Friday, May 14 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Room: Online

The Live Oak book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and all adults are welcome.

Reading selection for this month is Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon. You can find this title at Santacruzpl.org. It is available in a variety of formats. 

Register Now!


Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Monday, May 17 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 2:00 -4:00 PM, at the corner of Center and Church Streets outside of the Downtown Library for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining a PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 

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