Town Meeting with Supervisor McPherson

Town Meeting with Supervisor McPherson


Felton Library Friends urges you to attend Thursday’s town meeting with Supervisor Bruce McPherson.

Following up on the three town plan meetings held between February and April, Supervisor McPherson and his staff are seeking volunteers to work on issues particular to each town (Felton, Ben Lomond, and Boulder Creek) as well as on two areas of concern throughout the valley: Highway 9 issues and tourism.

A new library for Felton is one of four main issues identified for FeltonFelton Library Friends is already working closely with Supervisor McPherson and the Library Joint Powers Board on this topic; we look forward to the added momentum that these town meetings bring to reaching our goal.

Felton Town Meeting: May 23, 4-6 p.m., Felton Covered Bridge Park (picnic tables near the Bridge).

The meeting for Boulder Creek is June 6, 4:00-6:00, at the BCLibrary Ampitheatre, and the meeting for Ben Lomond is June 11, 4:00-5:30 at BL Park.

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9th Annual Poetry Reading

You are invited!

The public is invited to the Ninth Annual San Lorenzo Valley Poetry Reading on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m., at the Felton Community Hall. David Swanger, Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate, will read from his own poetry and then introduce local poets to read original poems he has selected, on the theme of “Food,” from entries in four age categories.  

In addition, favorite poems will be read by Evan Borthwick (Owner, Redwood Pizzeria), Teresa Landers (Director, Santa Cruz Public Libraries), Karen van Putten (Principal, San Lorenzo Valley High School). David Wright (Director, SLV Redemption & Recycling Centers), and Donna Ziel (Cabrillo College Governing Board, Area 1).

The reading, described by a previous attendee  as “a wonderful, heartwarming event,” is free to the public and will include refreshments. It is sponsored by Felton Library Friends, a group of San Lorenzo Valley residents dedicated to excellent public library services for Felton and surrounding areas.  For more information, contact, 335-1135,

Candidates' Forum Tuesday October 2

Come ask the candidates for 5th District Supervisor about their support for the library system and a new Felton branch. A Candidates’ Forum on Tuesday, October 2 will be co-sponsored by The Valley Women’s Club of the San Lorenzo Valley and the League of Women Voters. 

The Forum will be held at 7 pm at the Performing Arts Center at SLV High School. Candidates for the office of 5th District Supervisor, Eric Hammer and Bruce McPherson, will be present, as will candidates for the Board of Directors of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District: Craig Austen, Randall C. Brown, Margaret Bruce, and Stephen Swan. 

A representative of the League of Women Voters will moderate, using the League’s established procedures of selecting representative questions submitted in writing by audience members. For more information, call 335-1135.

Important Workshop for Friends

Friends of the Library
Are Invited to Participate in a
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Scotts Valley Branch Library
251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
is working with the architecture firm Group 4
to analyze the facilities needs of all ten branches.
• Come learn about the planning process
• Share your vision for our library systems’ facilities
• Find out how you can help
For more information:; 427-7706

Changes in Children's Schedule

Note that the Felton Preschool Storytime is now the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Early Literacy Classes at the SCPL: September 10th – December 14th

Toddler Storytimes (for toddlers 1-3 years, a 20 to 25 minute program)
Monday: 10:30 a.m.; Aptos; 427-7702
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.; Branciforte; 427-7704
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.; Boulder Creek; 427-7703
      *no program 9/19
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.; Scotts Valley; 427-7712
Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Downtown; 427-7707 x5720

Preschool Storytimes (for 3 to 6-year-olds, a 30 to 40 minute program)
Monday: 10:30 a.m.; Live Oak; 427-7711
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.; La Selva Beach; 427-7710 x6002
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.; Scotts Valley; 427-7712
1st and 3rd Thursday: 10:30 a.m.; Felton; 427-7708
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.; Downtown; 427-7707 x5720
Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Capitola; 427-7705

Tumblebooks – To hear (& read!) the stories, visit the TumbleBook pageon  the SCPL’s website.

Telecuentos! can still be reached at (831) 420-5781, En Español! 

Dial-A-Story can still be reached at (831) 420-5780

If you have questions about the SCPL’s Early Literacy Classes, please call programs at 427-7717 or e-mail