Library Blog

Crafts to Dye For

October 3, 2023

With CreativeBug you have unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes that you can watch anytime, anywhere and at your own pace. We’ve collected some of our favorite crafts that involve dyeing! Orizomegami Upcycling: Transform Your Wardrobe with Dye Make an Ice-Dyed Top Easy … Read more

Investigate the California Missions

October 2, 2023

California has 21 historical missions along the coast from San Diego to San Francisco. They were built by the Spanish between 1769 and 1822. These historic buildings can be visited and toured. Some are still active Catholic parishes. They are each about a day’s travel apart by walking, although these days you can drive the whole distance in one day.

Back to School with LearningExpress

September 1, 2023
Learning Express School Center

When you go back to school after a summer of fun, it can be hard to get back to work. The LearningExpress Student Centers, one for Grades 4-8 and one for High School, are a good place to practice study skills and get homework help!

Why Aren’t They Dancing?

August 14, 2023
SCCLD Student Portal

Have you ever started watching something and thought “why aren’t they dancing?” Then‘s Ballets might be just right for you! Ballet is a unique artform that blends the athleticism of dancing with the storytelling of theater. With you can stream ballets from around the world. Watch exciting performances … Read more

It’s a Game! It’s a Class! It’s Code Combat!

July 1, 2023

Summer vacation means no school, but learning can be fun too! There’s plenty of computer games and video games out there, and some are designed to teach you things as you play. Code Combat is a swords-and-sorcery medieval fantasy game – that also teaches coding!

Introducing New York Times Cooking!

June 26, 2023

New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative, and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks.  To activate your subscription, you’ll need to log in … Read more

Oceans of Fun for Summer!

June 2, 2023

Did you know June is National Oceans Month? Celebrate the sea this summer with National Geographic Kids! Read the magazine and books online, and look up articles, videos, and pictures about the ocean and sea life. The California coastline borders the Pacific Ocean, where a thriving marine ecosystem lives beneath the waves.

Read Graphic Medicine Comics this Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2, 2023

The term graphic medicine was coined by Dr. Ian Williams—comics artist, physician, and editor of—to “denote the role that comics can play in the study and delivery of healthcare.” Dr. Williams believes that comics can play a valuable role in reflecting or changing cultural perceptions of medicine, and helping other … Read more

National Grilled Cheese Month

April 4, 2023
SCCLD Student Portal

There are many ways to celebrate the month of April, from writing poetry to planting gardens. So how about making a delicious grilled cheese sandwich? Cooking is more than just satisfying your hunger. Following recipes is a great way to train your brain in the art of reading instruction manuals. … Read more