Coming Up

(3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley

(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Felton

(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos

(2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

Teens @ SCPL

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries has a variety of resources available to help you. Use the links on the left to find resources on a wide variety of topics.


Homework Help & R.E.A.D.

Homework Help
Available free to all students under 18 years of age from Oct 1, 2019 - May 25, 2020. No appointment is needed.

Tuesdays 3-5p: Branciforte
Tuesdays 3-5p: Live Oak

Week of October 1, 2019 to May 25, 2020

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:
Thanksgiving week: November 26, 2019
Winter break: December 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Spring break: March 31, 2020

R.E.A.D. (Reach for Every Amazing Detail) is the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' reading comprehension program for students grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed teacher! By appointment only. (Please, no drop-ins!) To make an appointment contact Programming at:

831- 427-7717

Wednesdays 3-5p: Downtown
Wednesdays 3-5p: Aptos

Week of October 2, 2019 to July 29, 2020

Holidays/Breaks Schedule:
Thanksgiving week: November 27, 2019
Winter break: December 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Spring break: April 1, 2020
Summer: May 25 to June 7, 2020


Teens Self Help Collection

SCPL Teens' Page

Most of the Santa Cruz Public Library branches (and the Bookmobile) have Teen Self Help collections. These books may be borrowed by anyone on the HONOR SYSTEM — whether you have a library card or not.

How this works:

If the book you want has a label on the front cover saying it's part of the Teen Self Help Collection, you can borrow it for as long as you need it, without checking it out. Please return the book to any branch when you're finished with it so that others can read it too.

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