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:
Read Off the Beaten Path with these recent novels about explorers.
Whether you want to hike, bike, or even horseback ride, check out some of the best trails in the Bay Area.
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.
Read beyond the beaten path with these fun and captivating teen books.
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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.
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.
These selections are for grades K-3.
These book are selected for children in grades 4-8.
Children's book titles for creating art from nature.