"Books by
 the Beach!"

Mark your calendars for
Summer Activities!
Friday, July 8  1:00
Extreme Origami: 
Book Folding

Tuesday, July 12 1:00
James Henry, Samba Kids

Friday, July 15 1:00
Extreme Origami:
3-D Modular

Tuesday, July 19 1:30
NorCal Bats

Wednesday, July 17 1:00
Puppet Art Theatre Co.

Summer Reading STARTS JUNE 1ST!

Game On: READ


For little ones, kids, teens, and (new this year) adults too!  Read or listen, attend great events, and earn incentive prizes.  If you are 18 or under, earn Book Bucks to spend at participating businesses.  If you are 18 or older, play LIBRARY BINGO for a

 for a chance at some great raffle prizes!

Sign up online or at any branch starting June 1st!


www.santacruzpl.org • 831-427-7717

 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

   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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  • Mind Craft Minecraft.Edu Ages 8-18.  Space is limited to 20. First come first served. Thursdays, June 9 to July 14 at 1:00 PM
    Posted May 16, 2016, 9:23 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are by appointment only.  Contact Programs (831.427.7717 ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2015, 10:33 PM by Margie Bowles
  • 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. Next meeting ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2016, 7:28 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!Our August destination is Peru Thursday, August 4th at 10:30am. Want to share your travel adventure?  Let ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2016, 6:03 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Simple Machines Studio 2 Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM  Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.Children and Teens ages 9-18  For information call 831-427-7717 or ...
    Posted May 3, 2016, 7:03 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Help Free homework assistance at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year.  The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 7:22 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale - "Books and Brew" NEXT BOOK SALE - Saturday, July 30thEvery summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer ...
    Posted May 16, 2016, 9:41 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Next meeting - March 15th For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710 ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2016, 7:25 PM by Margie Bowles
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