"Books by the Beach!"
New Expanded HOURS
Tues. & Wed. 10am to 7pm
Thurs. 10am to 6pm
Fri & Sat. 12pm to 5 pm


For babies, kids, teens and adults!  Read or listen, attend great events and earn great prizes.  Kids under 18 earn Book Bucks to spend at participating businesses. Adults 18 or older play LIBRARY BINGO for a chance at some great raffle prizes!

Sign up online santacruzpl.org/srp or at any branch starting June 1st!


Thursday, June 21st, 2-3pm

These programs are sponsored by the

 Friends of the LSB Library:

Wild Child Bubbles 

Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30AM. 

Take a journey with Wild Child Adventures, as we explore the fun and science that are bubbles! 

Dome-on-the-Go Planetarium

Wednesday, July 11th, 

2 programs:12:00pm and 2:00pm
Ages 7+. Space limited to 40.

Preregistration REQUIRED.

With a modern digital projector and inflatable dome, this portable planetarium system can transform an ordinary room into an immersive space where extraordinary learning can occur.


Things you can do  
@ the library?!

help with homework & reading
For all students age 18 & under
download books & movies
Get free Aquarium passes

For low-income families

play a board game

Drop in & have some fun

join a group

Conversational ESL, Technology Tutoring, Genealogy Research,

Book, & Movie groups

Discover & Go

Get free or discounted tickets to local museums & cultural institutions

wireless printing You can even print from home borrow a laptop

For use in the library


   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have made the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Programs, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are underwriting the after school program which includes Homework Help, Lego Machines, Wii, Minecraft and other activities.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibilities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, Movie Club, two book groups, and an arm chair travel.
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  We have replaced the chairs and table and installed shades for the windows.
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

  • Check side bar for more.
  • New! Indie/Documentary Movie Lovers Club 1stWednesday of the month at 6:00pmNotice the date change for July:Next meeting: July 11th.July 11: Jane.   2017 ‧Biography/Documentary ‧1h 30mBiographical documentary film ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 5:22 PM by Margie Bowles
  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4th Friday of the month from 1pm-2pm  Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:19 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Genealogy Group Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month 10:30AM-12:00PM Next meeting –  June 20th. Join us for hands-on research using the library's databases and internet ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:39 PM by Margie Bowles
  • MINECRAFT Directed Minecraft play. Space limited.First-come, first-served. (Ages 8-18yrs.)Thursdays 1:00-3:30pm (6/28 – 7/26)Minecraft.Edu Questions?  Call 831-427-7710
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 5:11 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D. : Reach Every Amazing Detail Will resume in OCTOBER You may sign up now for October slots.This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:21 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 10:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00pm)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library.Next meeting ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:41 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!Thursday, June 7th at 10:30am. "The Kurdish Bike" by Alesa LightbourneThe presentation will feature photos of ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:24 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines II Call to see when it is scheduled.Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM Create Lego simple machines using gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.Children and Teens ages 7 ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:09 PM by Margie Bowles
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