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30 Reasons to love Your Library

30 Reasons to love Your Library

 The City of Santa Clarita is celebrating 30 years of cityhood! In celebration of this milestone, check out the 30 reasons why you should love your Santa Clarita Public Library!


  1. Use the library’s computers free of charge
  2. Check out the latest teen bestsellers and releases
  3. Prepare to tackle home improvement projects with our Home Improvement Reference Center database
  4. Borrow newly released DVDs for free
  5. Enjoy comfortable group study rooms
  6. Research your health concerns on Consumer Health Complete database
  7. Participate in a book club
  8. Get help with term papers and homework from online tutoring Brainfuse HelpNow!
  9. Research Santa Clarita local history
  10. Take a free computer class
  11. Catch up on classic literature
  12. Find a selection of foreign language books
  13. Plan your next vacation with a wide variety of travel books
  14. Enjoy the air conditioning during hot summer months
  15. Take a practice test for becoming a policeman, fireman, US Citizen and more 
  16. Find templates and forms for preparing your will or trust
  17. Learn how to write a new resume 
  18. Check out books on CD for long drives
  19. Print forms for federal financial aid
  20. Get community hours by volunteering!
  21. Read the latest comic books before they become movies
  22. Use the library’s free wifi while in the building
  23. Learn a language for free with Pronunciator from the library
  24. Stream movies right on your mobile device from OverDrive
  25. Join TAB (Teen Advisory Board) at your local library and help plan fun teen events
  26. Learn how to crochet with others at free library programs
  27. Research your heritage with genealogy databases inside the library
  28. Keep up with the library on social media to see the latest events and free programs
  29. Receive $1.00 towards printing for free every single day
  30. Make your own playlist with 5 free song downloads a week from Freegal Music

Free Music with your library card

Free Music with your library card

Going on a vacay?

Going on a vacay?

Planning a vacation, getaway, or road trip this summer? Let us help you pack!

Things you will need:

  • A tablet or smartphone

  • A Library card

(that’s it!) 🙂

For movies, audiobooks and eBooks
App: OverDrive
Search Overdrive in your app store, install the app then select your library to begin searching.
Get eBooks, audiobooks and streaming movies directly on your device!
For magazines
App: Flipster
To access the app: Search Flipster in your app store. Available for Android and Apple iPad.
Have your favorite magazines available at your fingertips, digitally!
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App: Freegal
To access the app: Search Freegal in your app store and install the app. Once the app is installed you can begin downloading music.
Create your very own road trip mix with all your favorite artists.

Adventure Awaits!

Adventure Awaits!


October 18-24 is Teen Read Week: Get Away @ your library.

Adventure Awaits!

Map Frame

Decorate frames with old maps which can be used to feature memories from your favorite adventure!

  • Tuesday, October 20th from 3:30-5:00pm @ Canyon Country
  • Thursday, October 22nd from 4:00-5:30pm @ Old Town Newhall
  • Friday, October 23rd from 4:00-5:30pm @ Valencia

Get away without ever leaving home; travel the world through these books set around the globe.

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Persepolis Iam JR PH BBS endangered
CC GYM WYW bf Stolen Ink

Escape the everyday. Set off on an adventure though these books featuring road trips.


Search Freegal to download songs for your next road trip. Not sure where to start? Download Playlist for a Road Trip.

Road Trip

Soundtracks of Our Lives

Soundtracks of Our Lives

Teens over 13 and those under 13 with parent permission are invited to join us in the community room for a double feature presentation of movies with soundtracks that tell a story of their own. Snacks will be provided.

  • Tuesday, June 30th – Soundtracks of Our Lives, 1:00-6:00pm @ Valencia Library
    • featuring: School of Rock AND The Dark Knight


  • Wednesday, July 1st – Soundtracks of Our Lives, 1:00-6:00pm @ Canyon Country Library
    • featuring: Into the Woods AND Guardians of the Galaxy


  • Thursday, July 2nd – Soundtracks of Our Lives, 1:00-6:00pm @ Newhall Library
    • featuring: Pitch Perfect AND Tron Legacy


Remember to visit your local branch of the Santa Clarita Library to enter your name in the grand prize drawing for either an acoustic guitar or a $50 Amazon gift card.


Add to your music collection! Download 5 FREE songs each week from Freegal with your Santa Clarita Library card.