Virtual Reading Program
June 2, 2020
Santa Cruz Public Libraries popular reading program for children, Tales to Tails, has gone virtual. The library will stream wet-noses and furry paws straight to the SCPL YouTube channel for hundreds of kids to easily access and view.
Each week you register, the library will send you a printable dog bone and activity. These are dated dog bones your child can color and email to us. The following week, they will be displayed live on the feed.
Parents and caregivers are invited to post their child’s first name and city in the YouTube comments, along with the book they are reading, and program staff will read off as many names as they can, live, during the break for the dogs. Kids and parents will have the ability to comment in real-time and give a thumbs up. Please note, the children will not be on the screen — only the animals and handlers. The program will be available to access on YouTube anytime after the event, making access to this reading development program even easier.