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Reading the Redwoods Online Contest!

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Reading the Redwoods is a free, online contest for kids in grades K-5 across the United States. It runs from March 10-May 10, 2018.

Participants complete 5 easy and fun activities including reading books, listening to stories, creating artwork, finding redwoods nearest them, and watching a live-cam of a redwood forest. Every week a participant will be selected for a prize package with cool things from REI, Clif Bar, and Independent Bookstore Day, as well as four great children’s books.

Everyone who completes the contest will be entered to win the First Prize of a kids bike from Specialized, and The Grand Prize of a 3-day, 2-night stay in the redwood country of Northern California! More information and the sign-up form are available on the Reading the Redwoods website.

Fun, Events
on March 10, 2018 at 7 a.m.
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Homework Help & R.E.A.D.

Homework Help
Available free to all students under 18 years of age from Oct 16, 2017 - May 25, 2018. No appointment is needed.

Locations:
Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach
Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

Dates:
Week of October 16, 2017 to May 25, 2018

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:

  • Winter break: December 18, 2017 to January 22, 2018 (resuming January 23, 2018)
  • Spring break: March 30 to April 9, 2018 (resuming April 10, 2018)

R.E.A.D.
R.E.A.D. (Reach for Every Amazing Detail) is the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' reading comprehension program for students grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed teacher! By appointment only. (Please, no drop-ins!) To make an appointment contact Programming at:

831- 427-7717
pro@santacruzpl.org

Locations:
Tuesdays 3-5p: Downtown
Wednesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Dates:
Week of October 16, 2017 to May 25, 2018

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:
Thanksgiving week: November 21 & 22, 2017
Winter break: December 18, 2017 to January 22, 2018 (resuming January 23, 2018)
Spring break: March 30 to April 9, 2018 (resuming April 10, 2018)

Early Literacy, Homework Help
on Aug. 18, 2017 at 8:12 a.m.
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2016 Outstanding International Books for Children

SCPL Kids' Page

Beginning in 2006 the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) has selected an honor list of international books for young people.

Presenting the 2016 USBBY Outstanding International Books List - Welcome Disruptions
(pdf download)
By Terry Hong -- School Library Journal, February 2016

The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term "international book" is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the U.S.

Click for more lists and award winners HERE

Early Literacy, Summer Reading, Multicultural Picture Books, Books
on April 19, 2016 at 8:16 a.m.
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