Read Beyond the Beaten Path – Summer Reading is Here!

SCCLD’s Summer Reading Program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" encourages readers of all ages to explore the world through reading and get out in to the great outdoors! Go on a new adventure in the pages of a book or take the adventure outside: from camping to crafts, it's time to try something new! We will have loads of FREE in-person and virtual programs for kids, teens, and adults including performers, book clubs, and more! Earn badges throughout the summer in Beanstack by logging your reading and activities. Earn a prize for reading 5 books and completing one activity this summer! Summer Reading starts on June 1st and ends July 31st. Completion prizes will be available from August 1st - August 31st, while supplies last.

Register on Beanstack.

Check out all the amazing in-person and virtual events we have planned. 

Magicians!    Animals!    Clowns!    Puppet shows!    Music!    Science!    Circus acts!   Arts and crafts!

Happy Birds! - Wednesday, June 15th, 3:00-3:45pm

North, Central and South America contain some of the world’s most amazing animals and habitats. Discover how these animals survive and prosper through their connections with other living things, and how they help to sustain life on our planet. This is an online event.

Animals of the Americas - Wednesday, July 13th, 3:00-3:45pm

North, Central and South America contain some of the world’s most amazing animals and habitats. Discover how these animals survive and prosper through their connections with other living things, and how they help to sustain life on our planet. This is an online program.

If you're aching to travel somewhere off the beaten path, try our Off the Beaten Path travel guides and our Passport to Adventure DVD series. Enjoy these additional recommendations for exploration and adventure:

For Adults:

Explorer Fiction

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Read Off the Beaten Path with these recent novels about explorers.


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Bay Area Hiking Trails

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Whether you want to hike, bike, or even horseback ride, check out some of the best trails in the Bay Area.


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Sea Stories: Set Sail for fiction about and aboard ships

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Who knew Sea Shanties would be a musical craze in 2021? But since they are why not enjoy some sea-worthy fiction, as well? It's a great way to forget about sheltering in place for a time, so climb aboard.


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For Teens:

Beach Reads for Teens @SCCLD

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Read beyond the beaten path with these fun and captivating teen books.


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Outdoor Survival Fiction for Teens @ SCCLD

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Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Read these great stories about teens being up to the challenge.


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For Kids:

Get Wild - Play Outside!

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When school is over it's time to break away from screen time, Here are some great ideas for expanding your horizons, getting wild, and having fun outside.


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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Easy Reader Fiction @ SCCLD Kids

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These selections are for grades K-3.


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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Fiction List @ SCCLD Kids

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These book are selected for children in grades 4-8.


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Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Nature Art @ SCCLD Kids

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Children's book titles for creating art from nature.


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Great Picture Books for Summer Camping Fun!

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