The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries was founded by volunteers and volunteers are still the clockwork that keeps our gears turning. Our Board of Directors, Committee Members, Chapter Officers, and Chapter members, are all volunteers. Our bookstores have always been run by volunteers, and volunteers have contributed a wide variety of expertise and knowledge, care and hours to make our organization run smoothly. Volunteers devote thousands of hours a year to help the Friends support the Libraries. COVID changed things for the Friends, and shut down many of our bookstore operations, except those at the Capitola Mall. As we look forward to advancing into a new, post-COVID era, we will continue to want assistance in many areas, both locally at the chapter level, and countywide, for the Friends as a whole. Please indicate your special skills and interests, as well as your availability.

    Volunteer Application Form
    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Friends to support your local libraries!


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    Donate By Mail

    Please mail checks to our mailing address:

    Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
    P.O. Box 8472
    Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8472

    Questions? We welcome your calls: (831) 427-7716

    Bequests to Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries

    The Friends are deeply appreciative of your willingness to provide for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries through your estate plan. Bequests are critically important to the Friends: They provide a source of support that is not subject to fluctuations in the economy, and they come from individuals whose loyalty to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries run very deep.

    If you plan to donate any part of your estate to the Libraries please contact us at friends@fscpl.org.