The Friends are proud to publish a monthly newsletter complete with news, issues, and special events from both the Friends and SCPL.


June 2021 Newlsetter

Dear Friends, I am sorry to have to inform you that, after five years of leading the Santa Cruz Public Library (SCPL) System, Director Susan Nemitz has announced her plans to retire in August [...]

May 2021 Newsletter

Happy May! Thank you so much for your ongoing support of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. I am very grateful for this community and the unique opportunity to lead the Friends as we continue [...]

April 2021 Newsletter

Welcome, Bruce Cotter! The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are delighted to be able to announce our new Executive Director, Bruce Cotter! Bruce has logged decades of management and non-profit experience. He has [...]

March 2021 Newsletter

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 [...]

February 2021 Newsletter

We are delighted to report that we were able to exceed our goal to complete the $300,000 campaign for the renovation of three of our favorite smaller library branches – Boulder Creek, La Selva [...]

January 2021 Newsletter

Meet the Match! Here’s some good news for the new year! We are in the final stages of meeting our goal to raise $300,000 as part of a matching grant from the Monterey Peninsula [...]

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