Here at the Friends we want to take one moment to acknowledge the sad anniversary of the 2020 shelter-in-place order that brought the reality of the pandemic home to us in Santa Cruz. At that time the library staff amazed us all by jumping in to help answer the phones at the Helpline, serve as Emergency Service Workers, and work as West Cliff Hosts to help people social distance. The library has continued to step up and provide wonderful and responsive service throughout the series of crises that marked the past summer and fall.
This March, many of our volunteers and other partners have started receiving vaccines and hope as well as springtime is in the air! On that note, we are pleased to be able to celebrate the reopening of the La Selva Beach Branch Library and to welcome Laura Albrecht to our Board of Directors!
– Rebekah Scott, Operations Manager