The Challenge of Today: The Community’s Vision for Tomorrow
Today, our libraries have a growing role—and perhaps more potential than ever before—to reinforce the communities they serve. In a society burdened by new stresses and divisions, public libraries embody the promise and potential of connection, informed and engaged citizenship, and intellectual growth for all. The Santa Cruz Public Library system is currently undergoing a serious revision, and meeting the needs of today requires more inviting, flexible, and supportive spaces, better equipped and better resourced to meet unique local needs and expectations. Continue reading.
The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries support the Santa Cruz City-County Library System through fundraising, volunteer services, and advocacy. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 1979, FSCPL has supported the libraries’ role in serving underserved communities, county residents, students, families, and lifelong learners. We support the library through fundraising, advocacy, and promoting volunteerism. Our priorities are fundraising for the library system, support for our chapters, fostering local involvement for branches without Chapters, and accessible and diverse library programs.