Scheduling a Class Visit to the Library
We're happy to hear you are interested in scheduling a class visit to the library. Our librarians can give tours of the library, conduct story times, and give instruction on how to use the library catalog or other online resources during your class visit. We enjoy highlighting the various resources that the library has to offer to students.
How do I schedule a class visit or tour of the library?
Contact the appropriate librarian for the age group of your students to schedule a class visit to the Library. We require a minimum of two weeks advance notice to schedule a class visit.
Main Library - Elementary School: Susan Nilsson 831-768-3416
Main Library - Middle School & High School: Hannah Clement 831-768-3407
Main Library - Adult School: MariaElena Olmedo 831-768-3415
All Freedom Branch Visits: Watonka Addison 831-768-3445
I'd like the students to get cards, what do I need to do?
Three weeks before your visit, please come into the library to pick up application forms for your class. You can also download and print copies of the library application form. All materials are available in English and Spanish. We also have brochures available with our hours and policies, so that you and the parents can both become familiar with them.
At least three weeks before your visit, send the library card applications home for parents to fill out. You may also want to send a letter to parents explaining the benefits of having a library card.
Two weeks before your class visit, bring the filled out applications and a copy of your class roster to the Customer Service Desk on the first floor of the library so we can prepare the cards for your visit.
On the day of your class visit, students will be given their library cards.
Can the children check out books with their new library cards?
Student can check out one (1) book with their new library cards.
Some of my students turned their applications in late. Can they still get cards?
Yes. We will do what we can to get cards created for them also.
I'd like to get a library card too, but I don't live in Watsonville...
To apply for a library card, you must be a resident of the state of California, be able to show proof of address, and have a picture I.D. (Please Note: We are not a part of the Santa Cruz City/County Library system).
My students don't know much English yet, are there tours in Spanish?
Yes! Let whomever you schedule your class visit with know that you would like the presentation in Spanish and/or English.
Is there anything else I can do to make our visit go smoothly?
Please remind your class of the three library rules: Use quiet voices, leave food and drinks at home, and walk.