News & Events

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The Friends have a Request for a Proposal for a Capital Campaign Consultant. Click Here for the description.

The Friends are also searching for a Campaign Manager. Please Click Here for the description and job announcement.

“Our Community Reads” @ Aptos Library

Continuing throughout February and in early March —
The book chosen, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, and themes in the book will continue to be highlighted in a series of special events and activities. For more information and the calendar see the Aptos Library Friends website! Sponsored by the Friends of the Aptos Library.

Grand Opening/Book Sale: Capitola Library @ Capitola Mall

Saturday, March 3rd, 10am – 4pm
We will have a Storefront Book Sale at the Capitola Mall on the first Saturday of each month! Join us to celebrate with us! Lots of used books, CDs & DVDs, door prizes and snacks! Almost everything $1 – $3! Where: Capitola Mall, next to Starbucks, just inside the mall’s main entrance. Proceeds benefit the Capitola Branch Library. Also, we could use help — volunteers to work the sale and/or help set up, donations of books and media, and extra tables! For more info, see the Capitola Library Friends website here!

Art in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library

Ongoing, through March —
Art in the Library is delighted to present a new installation of work by local photographer Mark Overgaard. The installation, “Connecting with the World,” presents remarkable images of wildlife and cultures. The Installation runs through March. Sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

Our Community Reads: Speaker Talk @ Rio Sands Community Room, Aptos

Tuesday, March 6th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Aptos Library Friends presents a talk featuring Dr. Tyler Stovall: “White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea.” – at the Rio Sands Community Room, 116 Aptos Beach Drive. In this talk, Dean of the Humanities Division and French historian, Tyler Stovall, will explore the ways in which freedom and race are not just enemies but also allies whose histories cannot be understood separately. ~Doors open at 6pm. For more information 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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