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We are the recipients of the next 5% Day at Santa Cruz Whole Foods!



On Wednesday, September 7th  5% of store sales will be donated to Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

The Whole Foods Santa Cruz location is open from 8AM to 9PM and is located at 911 Soquel Avenue. Stop by to shop, and make sure to visit Kermit the mobile bicycle library who will be having its debut outing with Friends!



Munching with Mozart & Friends

Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

Our next Munching with Mozart is on September 15th and will feature Aude Castagna, cello, and Ben Dorfan, piano.

Coming soon:

  • October 20 – TBA
  • November 17 – Brian Johnston, violin, and Ben Dorfan, piano
  • December 15 – Daniel Lewin, solo violin


Save the Date: Fall Book Sale at the Civic

Mark your calendars! This year, the Fall Book Sale will be held on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd.

Interested in volunteering at out Fall Book Sale? Please fill out our volunteer form or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Roxanne Carlson, at [email protected].


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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