A big thank you to all of you who responded to our appeal for our E-Books for Students, Teachers and Parents Campaign. Thanks to your generosity we exceeded our goal! This campaign will have a huge impact on young readers in our community. The funds raised will enable the Santa Cruz Public Libraries to provide simultaneous use of ebooks in OverDrive. This means that an entire class of students will be able to read an electronic copy of a single title at the same time, without needing to wait for another copy to become available. The Library will also be able to support the increased demand for audiobooks, e-books, music, and video from hoopla, and the increased demand for films and documentaries from Kanopy. Thank you for making this campaign a success.

We are pleased to welcome Pete Cullen back to the Board of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (FSCPL). Pete served previously on the Board from 2012 – 2015, including a stint as President. Pete also finds time to serve on the Board of Directors for the Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors.

Congratulations to the Friends La Selva Beach Chapter for donating nearly $100,000 toward the renovation of the La Selva Beach library. And while we’re tooting our horn, the FSCPL Board recently approved a gift of $75,000 toward the renovation of the Boulder Creek library. Both of these gifts are part of our support to supplement Measure S bond funding approved by voters in 2016.

-Martín Gómez, Interim Executive Director

READ the full October 2020 Newsletter