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Upcoming! Spring Book Sale @ the SC Civic Auditorium: Friday, May 26th & Saturday, May 27th

Come to the Spring Book Sale at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium! Over 10,000 books plus hundreds of DVDs and CDs, most $1-$3, for you to purchase. All proceeds go toward helping your local public libraries!

Friday, May 26th from 5 -8 PM is for Annual Donors ($50+) only, but Saturday, May 27th from 10 AM – 1:30 PM & 2 – 4 PM is open to everyone!

After 2 PM, books are only $5/bag. Donate to become a member today!

Young People's Chess Tournament @ the Aptos Branch: Saturday, May 27th from 12 PM - 4 PM

Aptos Library Chess Master Dana McKenzie and the Santa Cruz Public Library host this annual tournament open to all young chess enthusiasts ages 6-18! Sign-in is from 12:00-12:30 PM followed by rounds hosted at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 PM.

The tournament concludes with a prize ceremony at 4:00 PM! Refreshments will also be provided.

Advanced registration is recommended! Please call the Aptos Library at (831) 427-7702. 

Santa Cruz Young Makers Club @ the Downtown Library: Sunday, May 28th from 3 - 4:30 PM

The Santa Cruz Young Makers Club meets from 3 – 4:30 PM at the Downtown library this Sunday! This club, led by mentor Sasha, brings together a community of kids with mentors and provides a space to “make.”

Participants collaborate together to design, create, and exhibit a youth-chosen project!

For more information, please click here.


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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