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SCPL Summer Reading Program 2018 @ All Library Branches

Started on June 1st and continuing throughout July — For babies, kids, teens, & adults! Read or listen, attend great events, & earn prizes. Kids under 18 earn Book Bucks to spend at participating businesses. Adults 18 or older play LIBRARY BINGO for a chance at some great raffle prizes!
Click here for more info and to sign-up online! You can also sign-up at any branch!

Book Sale @ Aptos Branch

Saturday, July 21st, 10am – 3pm
Come browse a wide ranging collection from fiction and non-fiction to children’s books, audio books to CDs. Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from January through October.

Author Talk @ Downtown Branch

Sunday, July 22nd, 1:30pm – 3pm
Annette McGivney, the author of “Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures and the Search for Heaven on Earth”. Part true crime and part memoir, Pure Land tells the story of the most brutal murder ever recorded in Grand Canyon’s history. It forges a connection between two women in search of their true nature, who found transcendence in the West’s most spectacular landscapes. It is also a tale of how child abuse leads to violence and destroys lives. And it is, ultimately, a story of healing. Author Annette McGivney is the longtime Southwest Editor for Backpacker magazine and a Journalism professor at Northern Arizona University. Books will be available for sale by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

Festival of the Book! @ Harvey West Park

Sunday, July 29th, 1pm – 4pm
Crafts! Music! Magic! Bubbles! Come and spend a fun afternoon at Harvey West Park with your favorite Librarians to close out Summer Reading 2018! And a chance for kids to shop our FSCPL Festival Bookstore! All participants in the Libraries Festival of the Book receive 1 free book at the Kids Only Book Sale.  Harvey West Park is located at: 326 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Friends of Santa Cruz is proud to have six Chapters that help support your local libraries! Click here to learn more about our Chapters or click the images below to check out their website.

Aptos Friends


Boulder Creek Friends

Boulder Creek Friends

Capitola Friends


Felton Friends


La Selva Beach Friends


Scotts Valley Friends





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