September 2021 Chapter News

APTOS – Aptos Friends have selected a new logo to go with the new branch. It includes colors that will be used in the branch, and alludes to the trees, ocean and shore of the Aptos community.

Aptos Friends will have a book cart selling donated books at Pacific Coffee Roasting Company on Soquel. The Friends are excited about this new partnership and hope to have the cart operating by September 1.

If you shop at Deluxe Market in Aptos, please mention the Aptos Library (700) when you check out. The Friends receive 5% of your purchase. Thanks for your generosity Deluxe!

CAPITOLA – The Capitola Friends continue to provide a book shopping experience in the Capitola Mall. Thanks to the generosity of the mall management and to the many donors of books, CDs, and DVDs, we offer thousands of items, mostly at $1 or $2 each. We have a hearty band of dedicated volunteers who are able to keep the store open parts of each day of the week. Check our store window for open hours or look for our hours on the Capitola Friends website.

FELTON – Felton Library Friends is happy to be able to sponsor SCPL programs, including Bee Smarts!, a virtual program on September 1, as well as two in-person programs in Felton. On October 2 at 1pm, kids will learn about native Californians and their crafts as they learn to build their own mini-canoe in a program presented by Peopleologie. On October 9t at 2 pm, FLF will sponsor Ensamble Folklorico Colibri, celebrating LatinX Heritage Month and LGBTQ History Month through dance and discussion.

LA SELVA BEACH –The lawn adjacent to the library is currently undergoing a makeover, and we couldn’t be happier!  The apt-named Florido Lawn wasn’t great before all the construction vehicles drove over it during the remodel so the new lawn will be a vast improvement.  The sod is scheduled to be installed soon as well as a lovely selection of plants and trees to line the parking spaces.  It will be a nice addition to the library’s main entry and to our celebration in November.

SCOTTS VALLEY –Trivia at Steel Bonnet is the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 pm, and we’re working on creating a simultaneous virtual component so people can play along at home too. Here is our book cart at Steel Bonnet, proceeds will go to the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library!  It will be available all the time but featured on trivia nights.

Our branch is closed for now, but we still want to be together. We will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Community Room of the Felton Library at 6:30. Join us!

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June 2021 Newsletter

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May 2021 Newsletter

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April 2021 Newsletter

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