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The Friends will not be accepting book donations (temporarily) from May 20, 2019 through June 2, 2019! (We’ll be taking donations again starting June 3rd.) Thanks for your support!

Mahalo Monday @ Hula’s Island Grill

Every Monday in May
Hula’s in Santa Cruz will donate part of their of their sales to the Friends for Mahalo Monday. See their website here.

Friends Monthly Meeting @ La Selva Beach Branch

Monday, May 20th, 3pm
Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, in the Boardroom of the LSB Clubhouse. All are welcome.

Writer's Open Mic Night @ Scotts Valley Branch

Wednesday, May 22nd,  6:30pm – 8:00pm
Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks — plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new — are all welcome! Writers can sign up for a 5 or 10 minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.

FSCPL BIG Spring Book Sale @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Friday, May 24th & Saturday, May 25th, (Friday, 2pm – 8pm, & Saturday, 10am – 6pm  ~ See below for details!)
The Friends of the SCPL are having our 2-day Big Book Sale at the SC Civic Auditorium! We’ll have over 10,000 gently used books of all kinds. Most books for $1 – $3. Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz.

  • On Friday, May 24th:
    From 2 – 4pm is for Library Friends Members Only.
    From 4 – 8pm, Open to Everyone.
  • On Saturday, May 25th:
    We’ll be Open to Everyone, All Day from 10am – 6pm
    and from 3 – 6pm: $5/ Bag or $10/ 3 Bags. (* Bag sale does NOT include children’s books. Children’s books will be same very reasonable prices as the rest of the day.)


Friends of Santa Cruz is proud to have these 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

Felton Friends

La Selva Beach Friends

Scotts Valley Friends




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