The History of Summer Reading

Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library and develop the habit of reading. Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage children to…

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Reading Takes You Everywhere

With summer approaching, and the end of the school year almost here, The Santa Clarita Public Library gives parents no reasons to fear. How can kids stay sharp while out of school? Read at least 5 books and you’ll be totally cool.   If you read 5 then when you…

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Hello, May!

Summer is right around the corner! They say that March winds, and April showers, bring forth May flowers! May also means that another school year is coming to a close! We hope you’ve all had a productive and enjoyable year!   May 1: May Day!   May Day dates back…

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Save The Frogs!

April 28th Is Save The Frogs Day! Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1980, which is not normal. Amphibians naturally go extinct at a rate of only…

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Never Miss An Event @ Your Library!

 We often hear from families that they didn’t know about a special event until afterwards. When we post pictures of fun programs at our library locations on social media, they are sometimes followed with comments from our customers: “I wish I had known about this!” “How do I find out…

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March is National Women’s History Month

In 1987 the US Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month. This creates a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of American women. Each year there is a special theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are…

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