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Toddler Time is a weekly program for toddlers from 1-3 years old. It includes stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your toddler and you--as well as social time with other toddlers and their caregivers.

See our Calendar, Online Catalog or Branch pages for more details and contact information.

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SCPL News & Announcements - October 2011 Archive

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New Evergreen Catalog at the Santa Cruz Public Library


Our new catalog system is now live! The new system lets you customize your account and online search experience. Take a look around, and check out some of the new features!

View and change your user account:

  • Create and update your own username and password
  • Change your email address
  • Customize the catalog font size and the number of results displayed per page

Manage your requests:

  • Suspend a request if you will be away, and reinstate it when you return

Create personal lists/bookbags:

  • Keep track of what you have read or would like to read
  • Maintain a classroom reading list
  • Maintain a reading list for a book club
  • Make lists for anything you can think of!

Search the catalog more effectively:

  • Limit your search to available items only
  • Focus your search on a specific branch
  • Browse the shelves virtually and see items with adjacent call numbers
  • Use quick keyword searches or more advanced search strategies

View similarly tagged posts: Library Administration, Services, Branches
Posted by teeterj on Oct. 25, 2011 at 11 a.m.

Library Joint Powers Board Seeks New Citizen Member

The Library Joint Powers Board for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries is advertising for a new citizen member who resides in the geographical area south of the City of Santa Cruz to the Watsonville City limit. The term begins in January 2012 and is a 4 year appointment with the possibility of one renewal.

The SCPL Joint Powers Board (LJPB) is a governing board whose broad duties are outlined by the Joint Powers Agreement. The Board is responsible for financial oversight, passing a balanced annual budget, setting strategy and policy for the library to achieve its mission, and establishing criteria for success and evaluating library service. The Board ensures that quality library services are provided to meet the needs of a diverse community. The Board represents the public and is accountable to the public.

LJPB Meetings are held once a month on the first Monday of the month. Meetings begin at 6 or 6:30pm based on the agenda and are typically finished by 10pm. Meetings are open to the public and generally held at the Central Library Community Meeting Room.

The application deadline is November 28 with 5 minute presentations to the Library Joint Powers Board at the December 5 regular meeting.

If you are interested in applying, complete instructions and more details are available in the documents below, or a packet can be emailed or mailed to you by contacting:

Helga Smith
831-427-7706 ext 7618

For more information about the position contact Library Director Teresa Landers at; 831-427-7706 ext 7612.

View similarly tagged posts: Library Administration
Posted by teeterj on Oct. 5, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

New Volunteer Opportunity: Homework Helper


Do you have two hours a week to help a student succeed? Become a Homework Helper with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries! Tutors should be able to instruct students in math and grammar, and Spanish is highly desired. Locations: Live Oak Branch, Branciforte Branch, Garfield Park Branch and Boulder Creek Library. If interested, contact:

View similarly tagged posts: Branches, Volunteers
Posted by teeterj on Oct. 5, 2011 at 2 p.m.


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