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APTOS –The Aptos Friends book cart selling donated books at Pacific Coffee Roasting Company has proven very
popular, and it is nice to have a book presence while the branch is closed. Our Community Reads 2022 starts in February. The book is Red Letter Days by Sarah-Jane Stratford. See the website for more details. The Aptos Friends are tabling at the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College on the third Saturday of each month. Upcoming dates are February 19 and March 19. 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 February 3rd in the meeting room of the Capitola Library at 5 pm. Join us!
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, 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 – Everyone is invited to Felton Library Friends meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6 in the Community Room. Now that the weather is nicer we can open up the glass wall for lots of fresh air. Our next meeting will be held on March 23 at 4:30. See the written reports on all FLF team activities in February here

Mark your calendars for the April 27 meeting when we will be joined by the new Director of Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Yolande Wilburn. We’re excited for all community members to have the opportunity to meet with her in person.


FLF loves the library staff! Diane McCormick delivers a basket of Valentine goodies for the break room..

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.

June 2021 Newsletter

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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