We Did It!

We Did It!

Felton Library Friends, along with library supporters throughout the County, worked hard for passage of Measure S. Now that it has passed, we’re eager for building to begin, at long last, on a new Felton branch library building!

Felton Library Friends met for the first time on May 23, 2005, a full eleven years ago! Some of you may enjoy these selected excerpts from the minutes of that meeting: (more…)

Vote Yes on S for Felton and all of our libraries

Dear Felton Library Friends,

In the 10 years since Felton Library Friends began, our goal has been singular: to build a 21st century library in the town of Felton. We are now standing on the threshold of attaining that goal with Measure S on the June ballot.

Our valley is long overdue for a better facility to serve citizens of all ages. Because of the small size of the current branch, the SCPL program staff has been unable to hold programs that other parts of the county have been enjoying for many years.

It’s our time but we all have to do our part in the next two weeks. Here’s what you can do:

Vote YES either with your absentee ballot or at  your polling place.
If you or someone you know is not registered to vote or has MOVED since last voting, people can still register TODAY, May 23 at the County registration site. Today is the last day to register.
Reach out to your fellow supporters, family, neighbors, and friends to make sure they get to their vote in. Sometimes people forget to mail their ballot or attend the polls on voting day. Make sure that doesn’t happen.

Let’s get this done so we can start building our new facility in 2017.

Nancy Gerdt
Felton Library Friends

Town Hall Meeting April 27 — Campaign to Strengthen our Local Libraries

What: Felton Town Hall Meeting on The Campaign to Strengthen Our Local Libraries (Measure S on the June ballot). There will be a short PowerPoint presentation followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Who: Supervisor Bruce McPherson and panel

When: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton

For more information: www.feltonlibraryfriends.org or 831-335-1135

The Campaign to Strengthen Our Local Libraries (Measure S) is underway for the June ballot, and is sponsoring a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 pm at the Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton. A short Power Point presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A led by Supervisor Bruce McPherson. Attend to learn about his exciting campaign to improve the county’s library facilities, including a new building in Felton.. For more information, For more information, go to www.feltonlibraryfriends.org or call 831-335-1135.

The Campaign for a New Felton Branch Library

Dear fellow Felton Library Friends,

Have you heard? We’re now in official campaign mode. We are so excited to have this opportunity to work on passing the June 7th ballot measure that, with a YES vote, will mean our goal of building a new Felton branch library will become a reality.
So what is happening?
A county wide campaign is underway and is working to bring all 10 branches of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries into the 21st century. Each area in the county has a committee working to get the message out.
In SLV, our committee is planning neighborhood coffees and town hall meetings, seeking endorsements, volunteers, and campaign donations, presenting to local groups and much more.
Can you join us in making this happen? This is our chance to build a beautiful new library in Felton.  Here’s what you can do:

  1. Endorse this Measure at: http://www.ourlibrariesourfuture.org/
  2. Volunteer to phone bank, put up a yard sign, or help in other ways. Please emailngerdt45@gmail.com for more information.
  3. Donate to the campaign:
    Our Libraries Our Future

    PO Box 8305
    Santa Cruz, CA 95061

LIKE US!!!  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ourlibrariesourfuture    
Please email feltonlibraryfriends@gmail.com with questions or ideas.

Marc Shargel, Sea life photographer, at Felton March 23

Flyer Rev1

“How a Regular Guy from Felton Helped the State of California Heal

the Pacific Ocean, and Ended Up in the Book Business”


What: A discussion of California’s marine protected areas and the creation of the
books they inspired, illustrated with numerous projected images.

Who: Marc Shargel, sea life photographer and author of the three-volume

Wonders of the Sea series of coffee-table books.

When: Wednesday, March 23, 7 pm

Where: Felton Branch Library, 6299 Gushee Street, Felton


The general public is invited, and there is no charge for admission. Donations to Felton Library Friends gratefully accepted.

For more info:  www.LivingSeaimages.com