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The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library is a nonprofit organization which strives to support and expand the educational, cultural and outreach programs of the Scotts Valley Branch Library, while advocating for equity and access to resources for all.

OUR COMMUNITY READS is designed to bring members of the Santa Cruz County community together around one book. The winning book for the 2024 Season is The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. This is the true story of a young Yemeni/American’s harrowing journey through his war-torn ancestral homeland in his quest to bring an ancient coffee to the rest of the world.

Five library Friends groups--Aptos, La Selva Beach, Capitola, Felton, and Scotts Valley--are hosting events that allow participants to delve into the themes from this book. Events include an author talk, book discussions, films, a field trip, art & writing workshops, music, trivia, and much more. All events are free and open to the public but require a reservation. Some events fill up fast.  

The Friends encourage everyone to grab a copy and get informed. Our calendar of events is posted here with links to the various activities. Our Community Reads events start in late January and run through the end of February. 

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FEATURED Art Show: Printmakers at the Library


Our first show of 2024 celebrates the centuries-old art form of printmaking as it is practiced by printmakers local to our area. Featuring 45 prints by 25 printmakers, the show explores a variety of styles and techniques. Many of the printmakers belong to cooperative printmaking studios where they share equipment and know-how with each other. Others have their own private studios. All are masters of the processes they favor. The show runs from January through March. Click for more information.


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Honor & Memorial Gifts


Are you looking for a way to honor a loved one or leave a legacy to the Scotts Valley Library?


The donor tree near the front lobby of the library has leaves available for purchase. The suggested donation is $300 or more. Simply email for additional information or to arrange a donation.


The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is fully tax-deductible as allowable by law.

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