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Summer Reading begins June 1st!

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Summer Reading Calendar of Events


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  • Youth Writing Workshop @ La Selva Beach
    Wed, July 17 (1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    Join Debra Niemira's Writing Workshops Wednesdays July 10th through July 31st from 1:00-2:30p at the La Selva Beach Library.  Open to aspiring writers grades 6th through 12th.


    Debra  received her BA in Literature from UCSC. She volunteers as a Writing Assistant with the Young Writers Project, which is affiliated with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Over the past three years she's mentored both eighth grade and high school students composing poetry, expository essay, and memoir.

     

  • DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley
    Wed, July 17 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown
    Wed, July 17 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ La Selva Beach
    Wed, July 17 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • Minecraft.edu @ La Selva Beach
    Thu, July 18 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.

  • DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek
    Thu, July 18 (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek

    Get creative! Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for a Do-It-Yourself craft. Kids, teens and families welcome!

  • LEGO NXT Robotics @ Branciforte
    Thu, July 18 (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program their robots to knock the other team’s robots out of the circle.

     

    Register Now!
  • Tales to Tails @ Live Oak
    Thu, July 18 (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak

    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • MAKE & Explore @ Capitola Mall
    Fri, July 19 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola

    Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We are partnering with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery to offer this weekly program. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 6. We provide materials to explore creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries. Usually they will be able to take their creations home. Sometimes they will be building something for that day only. Please join us and have some fun! 

  • Tales to Tails @ Felton
    Fri, July 19 (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Felton

    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • Tales to Tails @ La Selva Beach
    Fri, July 19 (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • Library Scavenger Hunt
    Sat, July 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    When: Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Where: Aptos, Scotts Valley and Downtown Branch Libraries

    What: Test your detective skills with a library scavenger hunt! There will be separate scavenger hunts for kids and teens/adults.

    Kids: solve clues to find a title in the library. If you identify the correct title you will win a prize.

    Teens/adults: solve riddles to find clues in the library that will lead you to a hidden artifact. Then solve the mystery to claim your prize.

  • Library Scavenger Hunt
    Sat, July 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    When: Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Where: Aptos, Scotts Valley and Downtown Branch Libraries

    What: Test your detective skills with a library scavenger hunt! There will be separate scavenger hunts for kids and teens/adults.

    Kids: solve clues to find a title in the library. If you identify the correct title you will win a prize.

    Teens/adults: solve riddles to find clues in the library that will lead you to a hidden artifact. Then solve the mystery to claim your prize.

  • Library Scavenger Hunt
    Sat, July 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    When: Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Where: Aptos, Scotts Valley and Downtown Branch Libraries

    What: Test your detective skills with a library scavenger hunt! There will be separate scavenger hunts for kids and teens/adults.

    Kids: solve clues to find a title in the library. If you identify the correct title you will win a prize.

    Teens/adults: solve riddles to find clues in the library that will lead you to a hidden artifact. Then solve the mystery to claim your prize.

  • DIY Crafts @ Branciforte
    Sat, July 20 (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    Drop in with your family on Saturdays and make something fun together!

Summer Reading begins June 1st!

universe of stories summer reading program

Summer Reading Calendar of Events


 Upcoming

View Full Calendar
  • Youth Writing Workshop @ La Selva Beach
    Wed, July 17 (1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    Join Debra Niemira's Writing Workshops Wednesdays July 10th through July 31st from 1:00-2:30p at the La Selva Beach Library.  Open to aspiring writers grades 6th through 12th.


    Debra  received her BA in Literature from UCSC. She volunteers as a Writing Assistant with the Young Writers Project, which is affiliated with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Over the past three years she's mentored both eighth grade and high school students composing poetry, expository essay, and memoir.

     

  • DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley
    Wed, July 17 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown
    Wed, July 17 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ La Selva Beach
    Wed, July 17 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • Minecraft.edu @ La Selva Beach
    Thu, July 18 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.

  • DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek
    Thu, July 18 (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek

    Get creative! Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for a Do-It-Yourself craft. Kids, teens and families welcome!

  • LEGO NXT Robotics @ Branciforte
    Thu, July 18 (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program their robots to knock the other team’s robots out of the circle.

     

    Register Now!
  • Tales to Tails @ Live Oak
    Thu, July 18 (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak

    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • MAKE & Explore @ Capitola Mall
    Fri, July 19 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola

    Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We are partnering with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery to offer this weekly program. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 6. We provide materials to explore creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries. Usually they will be able to take their creations home. Sometimes they will be building something for that day only. Please join us and have some fun! 

  • Tales to Tails @ Felton
    Fri, July 19 (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Felton

    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • Tales to Tails @ La Selva Beach
    Fri, July 19 (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach

    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • Library Scavenger Hunt
    Sat, July 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    When: Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Where: Aptos, Scotts Valley and Downtown Branch Libraries

    What: Test your detective skills with a library scavenger hunt! There will be separate scavenger hunts for kids and teens/adults.

    Kids: solve clues to find a title in the library. If you identify the correct title you will win a prize.

    Teens/adults: solve riddles to find clues in the library that will lead you to a hidden artifact. Then solve the mystery to claim your prize.

  • Library Scavenger Hunt
    Sat, July 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    When: Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Where: Aptos, Scotts Valley and Downtown Branch Libraries

    What: Test your detective skills with a library scavenger hunt! There will be separate scavenger hunts for kids and teens/adults.

    Kids: solve clues to find a title in the library. If you identify the correct title you will win a prize.

    Teens/adults: solve riddles to find clues in the library that will lead you to a hidden artifact. Then solve the mystery to claim your prize.

  • Library Scavenger Hunt
    Sat, July 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    When: Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Where: Aptos, Scotts Valley and Downtown Branch Libraries

    What: Test your detective skills with a library scavenger hunt! There will be separate scavenger hunts for kids and teens/adults.

    Kids: solve clues to find a title in the library. If you identify the correct title you will win a prize.

    Teens/adults: solve riddles to find clues in the library that will lead you to a hidden artifact. Then solve the mystery to claim your prize.

  • DIY Crafts @ Branciforte
    Sat, July 20 (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    Drop in with your family on Saturdays and make something fun together!