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Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse Logo Offering free academic help at all levels, Brainfuse has live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Maestros en español disponible.

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Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8 Logo Children's book resource, providing read alikes for both fiction and nonfiction. Find the order of titles in a series, find book recommendations by grade level, and that meet curricular standards.

Go to Novelist K-8

Explora for Primary School Students

Explora Logo Reliable information on thousands of topics to help younger kids with class assignments. Find magazine articles, book chapters, biographies, primary source documents, images, videos and more!

Go to Explora for Primary School Students

Explora for Middle School Students

Explora Logo With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.

Go to Explora for Middle School Students

Biography in Context

Biography in Context Logo Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

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Free Resources For Kids

Online Learning Resources

  • Khan Academy A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
  • KQED PBS local affiliate is offering at home learning resources.
  • Scholastic Learn at home resources to keep kids reading, thinking and learning.
  • Exploring Nature Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12
  • PBS Learning Media For California Educators - Bring the world to your classroom
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Learning at Home Guided activities for parents, caregivers and educators to support children’s learning at home.
  • California Academy of Sciences Teaching and educational resources in the field of science, including webcams, teacher resources, videos, and interactive apps.
  • Sigamos aprendiendo Te apoyamos con recursos gratuitos para que todos sigamos aprendiendo. This free website provides a survival guide that teaches Spanish speaking parents how to keep children motivated while distance learning, learning schedules children can follow at home and lesson plans for children in grades 3 to 8.

Virtual Field Trips

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Resources

Fun Author Sites

 

Tales to Tails has moved online! Check out the playlist on Youtube

 

R.E.A.D. is suspended during the SCPL closures due to COVID-19. The program will resume when the library re-opens at full capacity.

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 Library Programming. R.E.A.D. is available from October 2, 2019 to July 29, 2020.

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:

  • Thanksgiving: November 27, 2019
  • Winter break: December 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
  • Spring break: April 1, 2020
  • Summer: May 25 to June 7, 2020

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays Downtown
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays Aptos

 

Homework Help is suspended during the SCPL closures due to COVID-19. The program will resume when the library re-opens at full capacity.

Homework Help

Available free to all students under 18 years of age from Oct 1, 2019 - May 25, 2020. No appointment is needed.

Holiday/Breaks Schedule:

  • Thanksgiving week: November 26, 2019
  • Winter break: December 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
  • Spring break: March 31, 2020

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays Branciforte
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays Live Oak
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays Felton

 

Paso a Paso/Step by Step

Paso a Paso/Step by Step provides students and families in the PVUSD a comprehensive curriculum of over 1,000 English and Spanish books, songs, and games that are fun for children and address the vocabulary gap. Most importantly, once downloaded these educational resources can be accessed from any smartphone, or tablet, with or without an Internet connection. A computer with Internet connection allows for access anytime.

Research shows that more than eighty percent of parents own smartphones or mobile devices. In partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance, PVUSD is offering families, schools, and the community a high-quality educational tool to accelerate vocabulary and literacy using the devices they already own.

You can access Paso a Paso/Step by Step Here

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse Logo Offering free academic help at all levels, Brainfuse has live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Maestros en español disponible.

Go to Brainfuse HelpNow View Tutorial

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8 Logo Children's book resource, providing read alikes for both fiction and nonfiction. Find the order of titles in a series, find book recommendations by grade level, and that meet curricular standards.

Go to Novelist K-8

Explora for Primary School Students

Explora Logo Reliable information on thousands of topics to help younger kids with class assignments. Find magazine articles, book chapters, biographies, primary source documents, images, videos and more!

Go to Explora for Primary School Students

Explora for Middle School Students

Explora Logo With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.

Go to Explora for Middle School Students

Biography in Context

Biography in Context Logo Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

Go to Biography in Context

Free Resources For Kids

Online Learning Resources

  • Khan Academy A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
  • KQED PBS local affiliate is offering at home learning resources.
  • Scholastic Learn at home resources to keep kids reading, thinking and learning.
  • Exploring Nature Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12
  • PBS Learning Media For California Educators - Bring the world to your classroom
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Learning at Home Guided activities for parents, caregivers and educators to support children’s learning at home.
  • California Academy of Sciences Teaching and educational resources in the field of science, including webcams, teacher resources, videos, and interactive apps.
  • Sigamos aprendiendo Te apoyamos con recursos gratuitos para que todos sigamos aprendiendo. This free website provides a survival guide that teaches Spanish speaking parents how to keep children motivated while distance learning, learning schedules children can follow at home and lesson plans for children in grades 3 to 8.

Virtual Field Trips

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Resources

Fun Author Sites

 

Tales to Tails has moved online! Check out the playlist on Youtube

 

R.E.A.D. is suspended during the SCPL closures due to COVID-19. The program will resume when the library re-opens at full capacity.

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 Library Programming. R.E.A.D. is available from October 2, 2019 to July 29, 2020.

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:

  • Thanksgiving: November 27, 2019
  • Winter break: December 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
  • Spring break: April 1, 2020
  • Summer: May 25 to June 7, 2020

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays Downtown
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays Aptos

 

Homework Help is suspended during the SCPL closures due to COVID-19. The program will resume when the library re-opens at full capacity.

Homework Help

Available free to all students under 18 years of age from Oct 1, 2019 - May 25, 2020. No appointment is needed.

Holiday/Breaks Schedule:

  • Thanksgiving week: November 26, 2019
  • Winter break: December 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
  • Spring break: March 31, 2020

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays Branciforte
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays Live Oak
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays Felton

 

Paso a Paso/Step by Step

Paso a Paso/Step by Step provides students and families in the PVUSD a comprehensive curriculum of over 1,000 English and Spanish books, songs, and games that are fun for children and address the vocabulary gap. Most importantly, once downloaded these educational resources can be accessed from any smartphone, or tablet, with or without an Internet connection. A computer with Internet connection allows for access anytime.

Research shows that more than eighty percent of parents own smartphones or mobile devices. In partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance, PVUSD is offering families, schools, and the community a high-quality educational tool to accelerate vocabulary and literacy using the devices they already own.

You can access Paso a Paso/Step by Step Here