It is that time of year when everyone is readjusting to new schedules, new teachers, and old sleep patterns! Your Santa Clarita Public Libraries can help you save time and sometimes even gas money, through convenient online databases, over the phone help, free tutoring, fun and educational programming and more!
Are you so busy you do not have time to come to the library to look for a book? Or, perhaps you do not have transportation to come. Well, there are many things you can do from home to create homework magic. There are many online databases that can assist with a variety of needs. Help Now offers free tutoring and a writing lab. There are also volunteers who are at each library for homework assistance beginning in September. Please check the calendar for specific dates and times for each library. The Gale Virtual Reference Library has books and encyclopedias that can be read instantly online. Middle School Plus contains historical essays, biographies, and middle school magazines. If you need to do some research there are plenty of databases to help you such as: MasterFile, Academic Search Premier, Biography Reference Center, Daily Life Through History, and more.
Another way to save yourself time is to order your books online. Once you are notified that they have arrived at the library, you have 10 days to pick them up. The books will be under your last name on the hold shelf all ready to be checked out. You do not need to worry about anything else. If you are in a pinch and need a book right away, give us a call and we will pull it from our shelf and hold it for you. It cannot get any easier – unless of course you download an ebook from Overdrive. You may also download audiobooks, and music as well.
For younger kids we offer many storytimes for babies all the way through school age (sixth grade). There are also many fun and educational programs to check out through our events calendar. The Tumblebooks database allows you to look and listen to animated picture and chapter books. This also might save you a trip when you are tired and would rather spend the time getting to your homework right away!
Remember, you can always call us 7 days a week with any question you may have. We are here to help you succeed in school!