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: 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 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:
  2. Volunteer to phone bank, put up a yard sign, or help in other ways. Please for more information.
  3. Donate to the campaign:
    Our Libraries Our Future

    PO Box 8305
    Santa Cruz, CA 95061

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Please email with questions or ideas.

Marc Shargel, Sea life photographer, at Felton March 23

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“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:

Celebration of the Land — photographs

Celebration of the Land — photographs

On Saturday November 7, our community celebrated a huge step towards our new library. Photography and Felton resident Brian Fus (Given Light Photography) has shared with us some photographs of the celebration. Below are two of them, click to see them all. Thank you, Brian!


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Supervisor Bruce McPherson presents a proclamation to Verutti Family members in thanks for their generosity.

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Architect Teal Messer and FLF member Nancy Gerdt take residents on a tour of the land.

Meeting, Wednesday November 18 4:00 p.m.

All are invited to the next meeting of FLF to continue brainstorming about possibilities for the Creekside Zone adjacent to where the library building will stand. This meeting, Wednesday November 18 is open to all members of the public, whether you have previously been involved in the Felton library effort or not. If you have ideas for the Creekside Zone, now is the time to contribute them, before our community process narrows the ideas down to those that seem of most value and interest to residents. Visit our Creekside Zone page for inspiration!

Felton Library Celebration Sat. Nov. 7


Felton Library Friends is hosting a celebration marking acquisition of land for a new Felton library as well as for outdoor community use. The public is invited to the event on Saturday, November 7th, 3:00-4:30 at the Felton Firehouse. Supervisor Bruce McPherson will be on hand to honor the Verutti family for their generous land donation. There will be music, refreshments, displays, funding updates, a presentation of current ideas for the land, and a tour of the property.

In addition to the new modern library building, the large property offers opportunities for creek and land restoration, an outdoor exploration area for children, native plant demonstration gardens, and a riparian walkway. Felton Library Friends will be seeking public input on these and other possibilities.