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Encyclopedia Britannica

Contains full text of encyclopedia articles, including illustrations such as photographs, drawings, maps, and flags. Also includes an atlas, dictionary, thesaurus, selected video clips, and links to over 200,000 related websites reviewed by Britannica editors. Encyclopedia Britannica

 

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Get free and discounted passes to museums, science centers, and more! You just need your library card and PIN. Go to https://santacruzpl.discoverandgo.net and discover the more than 30 places you can go!

 


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Explora for Primary School Students Explora for Primary School Students

Find magazine articles, book chapters, biographies, primary source documents, images, videos and more at Explora for Primary School Students.

Explora for Middle School Students Explora for Middle School Students

Explore 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 at Explora for Middle School Students.

ScienceFlix ScienceFlix

Interactive videos, books, science experiments and more for students grades 4-9 at ScienceFlix.

After School Homework Help

Available free to all students under 18 years of age from Oct 2, 2018 - May 22, 2019. No appointment is needed.

Locations:
Tuesdays 3-5p: Branciforte
Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach
Tuesdays 3-5p: Live Oak

Dates:
October 2, 2018 to May 22, 2019

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:
Thanksgiving week: November 22 & 23, 2018
Winter break: December 13, 2018 to January 21, 2019 (resuming January 22, 2018)
Spring break: Apr 1 to April 5, 2019 (resuming April 6, 2019)


R.E.A.D.

Reach Every Amazing Detail. Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 25 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org From Oct 2, 2018 - July 25, 2019

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

Dates:
October 2, 2018 to July 25, 2019

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:
Thanksgiving week: November 22 & 23, 2018
Winter break: December 13, 2018 to January 21, 2019 (resuming January 22, 2018)
Spring break: Apr 1 to April 5, 2019 (resuming April 6, 2019) Summer break: May 27 to Jun 10, 2019 (resuming Jun 11, 2019)


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Brainfuse HelpNow offers live online tutoring for elementary, middle school and high school students. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Maestros en español disponible.

Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition

Fact Cards are quick reference resources for students grades 4 through 8. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools. Now this information is available online!


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Noisy eggs

"Scientists have discovered that baby crocodiles call out from inside their eggs, allowing neighboring babies to synchronize their hatching. Mother crocs quickly dig up buried eggs as soon as they hear the calls." [More]

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