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Reading Takes You Everywhere

The 2018 Summer Reading Program begins June 1st!
Reading Takes You Everywhere is a summer library program for everyone. Little ones through kids age 18 may register to read (or be read to) and earn Book Books to spend at participating businesses. Adults 18 and older may play LIBRARY BINGO for a chance at some great raffle prizes!

Sign-ups begin June 1st online at:
SCPL Summer Reading
or in person at any Branch Library

Earn Book Bucks!
One hour of reading = 1 Book Buck. You can earn up to 20 Book Bucks. Track your reading time by filling in the circles on your Reading Log. When you’ve read as much as you'd like, collect your Book Bucks by bringing your Reading Log to any SCPL branch library by August 17.

Collect your Book Bucks at any Branch Library by August 17th

Spend Your Book Bucks!
Santa Cruz County businesses that will honor your Book Bucks are listed on the back of your Reading Log and on the Summer Reading website. Please bring your Reading Log and Book Bucks to the store with you when you shop so the merchant can see your participation and record what you spend. And, please thank our generous local businesses who support reading and learning by donating the goods and services you 'purchase' with your Book Bucks. It is through their generosity that this incentive program is possible.

Book Bucks EXPIRE on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Or Enter the Raffle with your Bucks!
1 Book Buck = 1 Raffle Ticket. Trade in your Book Bucks for the chance to win great prizes donated by local businesses. The raffle is open to ALL participants in the Summer Reading Program. Winners will be drawn the third week of August. No need to be present, we will contact the winners. Enter the raffle at any branch library when you collect your book bucks by August 17.

Enjoy Programs! Enjoy programs for all ages at all library branches this summer. Take a look at our Summer Reading program calendar. Check for schedule changes and watch for Pop-Up Programs not listed on print materials, happening at several branches this summer.

The Festival of the Book!
Harvey West Park on Sunday, July 29, 2018 • 1-4pm
Join us for a celebration of reading with light snacks, music and dance, face painting, a Tales to Tails booth, and a chance for kids to shop our Festival Bookstore! All participants receive 1 free book at the Kids Only Book Sale. See you there!

Share your summer at the library by following @SantaCruzPL and using #SCPLSummerRead

Early Literacy, Fun, Summer Reading, Book Sales, Events
on May 31, 2018 at 10:26 p.m.

Congratulations Chess Tournament Champions!

SCPL Kids' Page

We are proud to congratulate our tournament winners! Pictured to the right are our 10 years of age and older champions, 1st place winner Andrew Wang and 2nd place winner Jonathan Zhou. Winners in both age categories are as follows:

Age 9 and Under

1. Christopher Ware
2. Andrew Cornish
3. Declan Minogue
3. Ezekiel Marca
3. Asher Harbison
3. Arthur Aschbacher
3. Ryder Pimentel
3. Emmy Pimentel

Age 10 and up

1. Andrew Wang
2. Jonathan Zhou
3. Ben Walker-Edwards
3. Darrel Wang

Congratulations to all who played!

Fun, Events, STEM/STEAM
on May 31, 2018 at 11:19 a.m.

Reading the Redwoods Online Contest!

SCPL Kids' Page

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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