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Don't Forget the Library Card

Design Contest

Encourage your students to get
their designs in by the end of
October


Elementary age students design the next
SCPL Library Card

 

A New Card FOR Kids
Created BY Kids

Library cards will be even more special for our Elementary school students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. We're holding a LIBRARY CARD DESIGN CONTEST to create a special card just for kids, made BY kids. K-6 graders are invited to pick up an official entry form either at school, at any branch library or the bookmobile, or by downloading and printing the form here. The 1st place winner will have their art design printed on library cards, which will be available for use in January 2020!

  • Submit artwork to your school librarian or at any branch library or the bookmobile between October 1st and November 1st.
  • Winning entries will be determined by an impartial panel of judges.
  • Winner and runners up will be notified on December 1, 2019.
  • New library cards will be ready for kids of all ages to start using in January 2020.

Questions? Contact: k12@santacruzpl.org

Virtual Reality Class Visit

Opportunity in November

 
Santa Cruz Public Library is excited to offer our community a virtual reality experience at the downtown library starting Sunday, November 17th.  We are partnering with the Resilient Coast Santa Cruz initiative as they engage the community and share information about critical coastal management issues.  Intensifying coastal storms and sea level rise are eroding the coastline and threatening infrastructure, roads and beaches.  Damages to infrastructure and property alone are estimated to reach over $1 billion by the end of this century.  You're invited to glimpse these projected changes through an interactive virtual reality experience and learn more about the decisions we need to make as a community. 
 
Please note, in order to use the VR headsets all participants must be 13 or older. 
Contact the Downtown Branch Library if you would like to schedule a class visit!
Let us help you help your students!
 
There's a special page on the Santa Cruz Public Library website for Teachers and Parents: Take a look and you will find a form to request a class visit at your local branch or in your classroom. New this year is Assignment Alert. 
Don't forget the library when you are making your research and reading assignments. Use Assignment Alert so we can help you and your students.
Remember to sign-up for your Educator Card:
It will let you keep school/work library materials separate from your personal library materials. You will have an extended loan period, up to 30 requests at a time, no fines. Email the K12 Outreach Team (k12@santacruzpl.org) for more information.

Coming Events (links to non-library events and websites  of interest to educators):


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Kid Power Planting Seeds of Safety - a bilingual website with local roots

¡Colorín Colorado! - a bilingual website with resources for educators and families of English Language Learners


 
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Speaking of Library Cards - Design Contest Coming Soon

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Encourage your Students to

Design a New Card for

Santa Cruz Public Libraries


 
Encourage your elementary age students to design the next SCPL Library Card

Here is the link to the entry form  and the flyer in both English and Spanish. Print out as many as you want. Encourage your students to design a simple, colorful, fun new library card. Students can submit their entries to any branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries or to their school library. Entries will be accepted between October 1 and November 1. Please do not fold or wrinkle the entry form.

 
Speaking of Library Cards

Don't forget to sign-up for your Educator Card
Let us help you help your students!
 
There's a special page on the Santa Cruz Public Library website for Teachers and Parents: Take a look and you will find a form to request a class visit at your local branch or in your classroom. New this year is Assignment Alert. 
Don't forget the library when you are making your research and reading assignments. Use Assignment Alert so we can help you and your students.

Coming Events (links to non-library events and websites  of interest to educators):


September is Deaf Awareness Month  

September 21 - DIgCit  Summit Cali

September 22-28 - Banned Books Week

Kid Power Planting Seeds of Safety - a bilingual website with local roots

¡Colorín Colorado! - a bilingual website with resources for educators and families of English Language Learner


 
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Back to School - New Educator Card

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Back to School
It's Only August! Can Summer Be Over Already?

The answer is "YES!" if you equate the end of summer with the beginning of school.
Most schools in Santa Cruz County are back in session by August 19, which means teachers and school staff are back working in mid-August.
The Santa Cruz Public Library's Summer Reading program officially ended on August 10.
Be sure to ask your students about their experiences at the library when you go back to school.

 
The library has a great new opportunity for educators who teach at any Santa Cruz County School.

We are introducing the Educator Card!

Beginning this month (August), the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will be issuing cards for teachers and school librarians who teach at a school or preschool in Santa Cruz County. These special "Educator Cards" will allow extended borrowing privileges and will not be subject to overdue fines. Educators can check out up to five items from the same Dewey subject and have up to 100 items out on the card, which will be due 6 weeks from checkout. If you are interested in applying for an Educator Card, contact the library by email at k12@santacruzpl.org.
 
 

 
Let us help you help your students!
 
There's a special page on the Santa Cruz Public Library website for Teachers and Parents: Take a look and you will find a form to request a class visit at your local branch or in your classroom. New this year is Assignment Alert. 

ASSIGNMENT ALERT

Let Us Help You!  And Your Students!

Let us know when you assign reports or projects that require library work. We can help your students more effectively when we know what YOU want.

Requested Information:

Teacher’s Name
Grade
School
Phone
Email
Assignment Title
Date Assigned
Date Due
Description of  Assignment

 

*Copy and paste this information into an email and send it to k12@santacruzpl.org.  Attach a copy of the assignment if possible. 

 

Thank you!

The sooner we get this information from you, the better we can serve your students. We can be sure that we have on hand the information they require to complete the assignment and we can limit checkouts so that every student has access to the materials they need to succeed.

Coming Events (links to non-library events and websites  of interest to educators):

¡Colorín Colorado! - a bilingual website with resources for educators and families of English Language Learners

August News - Santa Cruz Parent Newsletter
September 21 - DIgCit  Summit Cali

 
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