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


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 [...]

December 2020 Newsletter

If you're like me, you're looking forward to 2021. I'm looking forward to the re-opening of two libraries: La Selva Beach and the newly constructed Capitola, not to mention many other new projects in [...]

November 2020 Newsletter

On October 27th, the Santa Cruz City Council approved a city staff recommendation to hire Griffin Structures as the "owner's representative" for the library mixed-use project that will include a replacement for the Downtown [...]

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