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APTOS –The Aptos Friends book cart selling donated books at Pacific Coffee Roasting Company opened for business on September 8. It has proven very popular, and it is nice to have a book presence while the
branch is closed.

The voting party for Our Community Reads will be held virtually on October 12 at 7 pm. See the website for more details. 

The Aptos Friends will be tabling at the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College on October 23, November 20, and December 11, with information about the Capital Campaign and Our Community Reads. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

Our branch is closed for now, but we are meeting the first Thursday of the month alternating in person and virtual. The next meeting will be October 7 th in the Multipurpose Room of the Capitola Library at 5pm. Join us!

CAPITOLA – The Capitola Friends, in partnership with Community Television (CTV) and with the cooperation of the Capitola Library staff, are offering a program for teens called “Imagine and Create Your Own Animated Movie.” This class is made possible by an equipment grant from CTV and funding from the Capitola Friends. The program began on October 30th and will run for six consecutive weeks. The goal is to offer teens the support and equipment they need to create an original story then convert their story to an animated 60-second film. Eventually all the animations will appear on CTV. This is the first community program funded by the Capitola Friends at the new building. We hope that a vibrant range of community programs will become a signature activity of our new library.

FELTON – Colorful collages created by 452 members of the San Lorenzo Valley community illuminate the windows of the Felton Branch Library, with common themes woven together in a collective expression of gratitude and hope.

Reserve a numbered panel to take home after the exhibit ends January 13 by donating to FLF to fund art supplies for  library programs. Donation envelopes are available at the library. Felton artist Stacy Monowitz was the Project GLOW coordinator. Partial funding was provided by the Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Lenz Arts, and Felton Library Friends.


LA SELVA BEACH – La Selva Beach Celebration:  Family Fun with a magician and fairies to celebrate our new library, Book Sale and quilt raffles in the clubhouse, Vendors on the lawn, live music and food trucks!  Please come on Saturday, November 13th, from 10-4.


Leadership Changes at the Friends of the Scotts Valley Public Library:

After more than eight years at the helm of the FSVPL, Sylvia Lee  (pictured) is retiring as President.

We’ll miss her. Our members are deeply grateful for Sylvia’s boundless energy and her caring attention to everything related to our library. Sylvia will continue to stay involved with the FSVPL group, but will step back from the many tasks she performed as President.

Roxanne Dwyer will take on the role of President of the FSCPL, and Jutta Perry will serve as Vice President.

November 2021 – A Tribute to Tributes

In this newsletter, we'll showcase just a few of the tributes our generous donors have made to honor or memorialize loved ones and community leaders. You are invited to participate in a community tribute or [...]

October 2021 Newsletter

I have been reading articles in the local history section of the library website about the 160-year history of libraries in Santa Cruz city and county over the years, and about the involvement of this community [...]

September 2021 Newsletter

Greetings! If you were at the Midtown Friday celebration on August 27, you probably saw a table that was staffed by some of our amazing Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries volunteer committee and [...]

August 2021 Newsletter

This is a unique time in our library system’s history. I’d like to invite you to support our capital campaign for the Aptos, Branciforte, and Garfield Park library branches. READ the full August 2021 [...]

July 2021 Newsletter

It’s summer in Santa Cruz. And it’s a much more recognizable summer than we’ve seen for some time. Time for days on the beach, family barbeques, and swimming in the pool. What some people call the lazy [...]

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