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Location: Scotts Valley

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Location: Downtown
Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room


"What guides us is children's response, their joy in learning to dance, to sing, to live together."
-Yehudi Menuhin

Read to Me

Menuhin was not writing about children's services in public libraries, but he could have been. He could have been writing about children's response and joy in getting ready to read and that is what guides us in delivering READ TO ME services to very young children and their families.

Recognizing the importance of the public library contribution to literacy development in young children 0-5, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) promotes reading readiness with services and programs under the umbrella name, READ TO ME (RTM). For more information, browse the links below or contact your local branch.


Read-To-Me Kits
Toddler Time

A 60 minute program for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play!

10amMondaysLive Oak
10amThursdaysScotts Valley
Preschool Storytime

A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.

10amMondaysGarfield Park
10:30TuesdaysLa Selva Beach
11amTuesdaysScotts Valley
11amWednesdaysLive Oak
Family Stories & Activities

Stories and songs, art activities, games and play for families with children of all ages.

11amWednesdaysBoulder Creek
Cuéntame un cuento

Para bebés a niños 8 años de edad.

5:30pmLos lunesSucursal de Live Oak