"Books by the Beach!"

 Hours at LSB Branch:

Tuesday  10 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday  1:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 10 am - 5:00 pm
 
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Mark your Calendar for these 
SUMMER READING 
ACTIVITIES
Perry Yan,  "Magician" - Tuesday, 6/23,  3pm
Minecraft, Edu.  ages 8-18, - Saturdays, June 20 & 27, 3:00 pm
"Village Rhythms"  African Drums -  Wednesday,  6/24, 3pm
Puppet show - Magical Moonshine Theater- "Puppylocks & the Three Bears"  Tuesday, 7/7,  3pm

Recycled Jewelry

July 16 • 2-3:30

Kids ages 7 and up will have a blast creating new jewelry from old. We have plenty for you to pick from or you can bring your own.


Circus of Smiles - Thursday, 7/23,  3pm

READ TO THE RHYTHM
June 1 - July 26, 2015
Here's how to participate:
All kids can participate by reading on their own or by listening to someone else.  Earn a Summer Reading Book Buck by reading for 1 hour - you can earn up to 20.  Pick up your official Summer Reading Log at any branch Library.  As always , readers and non-readers may participate. Participants may complete the program only once,
For information call: 831-427-7717 or email: pro@santacruzpl.org




   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

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  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 11:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library. For information ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 9:02 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Re-Visioning Our Poems Bring drafts of your poems to our editing workshop, led by local poet, MAGDALENA MONTAGNE. Develop your ideas in a supportive group.Third Wednesday of the month, between 2:30 ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:44 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!Thursday, June 4th at 10:30 - Ukraine Want to share your travel adventure?  Let us know!For information ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 6:32 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Simple Machines Studio Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys.Call if interested to find out when program begins again!Children and Teens ages 9-18 ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 8:57 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Help Free homework assistance at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year.  We will start again in September when school resumes. The Santa Cruz Public Libraries ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 6:37 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale at the Art, Antique, & Craft Faire NEXT BOOK SALE -  JULY 18th, 2015 Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 9:35 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Call to find out what movies are to be discussed. For information on upcoming movies ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 8:58 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Pre-School Story Time Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am! Designed for families with children 3 - 6 years old.  The Pre-School Story time is a fun way to introduce your child to the library ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:53 PM by Margie Bowles
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