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Santa Cruz Public Libraries Newsletter

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Banned Books Week is September 23-29, 2018. We celebrate the right to read every day, but particularly during Banned Books Week. Did you know that ALA (the American Library Association) tracks challenges to books, DVDs, and magazines? In 2017 491 materials were challenged or censored. 67% of challenges were for books. 18% were for Databases, magazines, films, or games. 7% were for programs. For more information go to  https://bannedbooksweek.org/banned-books-week-2018-calls-out-censorship/
Tell your stories! And actively listen to other stories. 
Library Services and Programs for Students


As of September 10, 2018, all kids' and teen materials - books, magazines, audio and video - are fine free. Whether checked out on kids' cards or adult cards, there are no fines on kids' or teen materials. (Titles that are in both the adult collection and the teen or kids' collection will accrue fines on the items in the adult collection. Sorry.) The library has also given everyone who had fines or fees on kids' or teen materials a one time gift of waiving those fees, so you may get a pleasant surprise the next time you use your card.

 


 
 

Recommended Research Databases for Middle School & High School Students

Start at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Home Page: www.santacruzpl.org

Click on “Research”, then on “Homework Help”.

You will need a library card and a PIN number to access our databases from home or school.

You can get to the complete list of our databases from our Home Page under “Research”.  Most of these databases can be translated into Spanish.

Current Issues

  • Global Issues in Context

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Magazines and News

  • Explora for Middle School Students

  • Explora for High School Students

Books and Reading

  • Novelist and Novelist K-8

Languages

  • Mango Languages

Biography

  • Biography in Context

History and Culture

  • U.S. History in Context

  • World History in Context

Science

  • Science in Context

  • ScienceFlix

Testing

  • Testing and Education Reference Center

Tutoring Help

  • Brainfuse

 

New schedules for R.E.A.D. and Homework Help
READ: Reach Every Amazing Detail
READ 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.
October 28, 2018 - July 25, 2019 - By appointment only. To make an appointment call 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl
Wednesdays, 3-5 pm at Downtown and La Selva Beach Branches


Homework Help
Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Sessions begin October 2, 2018 and run through May 22, 2019.
No appointment necessary on Tuesdays from 3-5 at Branciforte, La Selva Beach, and Live Oak Branches.
Recommended Resources for Elementary Students
Start at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Home Page: www.santacruzpl.org

Click on “Research”, then click on “Homework Help”.
You will need a library card and a PIN number to access our databases from home or school.

Tutoring Help
  • Brainfuse HelpNow
General Info and Reference
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
Magazines and News
  • Explora for Primary School Students
Books & Reading
  • Bookflix
  • Novelist K-8
  • Tumblebook Library
Science
  • Science in Context
Biography
  • Biography in Context
History and Culture
  • U.S. History in Context
  • World History in Context
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