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Green Acres Elementary School
966 Bostwick Ln, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Green Acres Elementary School is located in the Live Oak area. The school has a large library that is stocked withMore more than 10,000 books and includes a computer center with high-speed Internet access on 18 computers.

Green Acres Elementary is where the first Life Lab was created — in 1978, by a teacher who built a small garden in one corner of the school. Life Lab is now a science curriculum in most schools in Santa Cruz and in 500 schools across the nation.

Happy Valley Elementary School
3125 Branciforte Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Happy Valley Elementary's history dates back almost 150 years. The school, founded in 1864, was originally located inMore the Vine Hill area in a little red schoolhouse. The bell from that school stands at the current location off Branciforte Drive, which the school moved into in 1962. The open campus includes ball fields and basketball courts, several play structures, a Life Lab garden, a writing center, a computer lab and a library.
Garfield Park Branch Library
705 Woodrow Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Garfield Park branch of the Santa Cruz Pubic Libraries has a rich history. The building, which still isMore fundamentally the same, was designed by William H. Weeks, who also designed Santa Cruz High School, Branciforte Elementary School, and the Palomar Hotel, and was paid for by a Carnegie Corporation grant, one of four awarded to build libraries in Santa Cruz in 1913. Garfield Park was completed in 1915. The branch offers a homework center for students 17 and younger, complete with nine computer terminals with Internet access, educational games and word processing programs. The library allows K-12 students to print 10 pages for free. In addition, an adult computer center is available with four terminals. Printing in that area cost 15 cents per page.

The number for the reference desk is 831-427-7713.

The email address is elibrary@santacruzpl.org