Sales of First Edition Entryway Bricks Complete

Sales of the entryway bricks that will be in place for the grand opening of the new library are complete. Over 250 bricks in varying sizes have been purchased and will be installed within the next 2 months. Many family, business and tribute bricks were purchased and will be artistically set to create a beautiful and welcoming entry.

If you missed purchasing a brick don't worry! You can still purchase a piece of the library that will be installed in another part of the walkway or in the back patio which we hope to start within the next year.

The library construction is on schedule and as you drive by, you can see the exciting progress. Naming opportunities are still available. Contact The Friends of the Scotts Valley Libraryat

Library Grand Opening

Will your brick be in the entryway?

Don't miss the opportunity to have your brick in place for the
grand opening of the New Scotts Valley Library!

There are a limited number of 4x8, 8x8, and 12x12 bricks that will be installed in the entryway of the beautiful new library.

Click on "Buy a Brick" and it will walk you through the design process and purchase.  Hard copies of the design order form can be downloaded or picked up at the library.

Orders will close October 30th!

A Happy Ending to A Tropical Tale!

Those who attended the 2nd Annual Auction and Barbeque for the New Scotts Valley Library were not disappointed! There was a plentiful bar, tropical fare, and live Hawaiian music that helped everyone feel the Aloha spirit! 

The festivities began with a fabulous silent auction including beautiful baskets full of items donated from local businesses and library supporters. Randy Klein of the Scotts Valley Rotary honored the event with a larger than life check for $12,000. The organization will be sponsoring the media wall in the teen area.

Highlights of the live auction were the 99 Bottles of Beer, comprised of a variety of gourmet beers from around the world, a one week stay at a luxury condo at the Ridge Resort at Lake Tahoe and a one week stay in an ocean view condo in Wailea, Maui.

From Beauty Baskets, to beautiful jewelry, to toys for the man cave, and baskets for the kids, there was something for everyone.

Friends of the Scotts Valley Library Treasurer, Mike Keogh indicated that the event brought in almost $15,000. "This brings us a bit closer to our goal, and really shows a lot of support for this wonderful project ," said Elizabeth Walch, President of the Scotts Valley Friends group.

"This was our second event and I think we learn each time we do it. Next year will be even better," said Debra Van Bruggen, Vice President of the Friends group. Debra was responsible for the success of the silent auction and worked tirelessly to create a beautiful display.

"A Tropical Tale" was a fun and financially rewarding event!

The next Friends project is to sell engraved bricks for the entryway of the new library. There are a limited number available and sales for bricks that will be in place for the grand opening must be purchased by October 30th. Bricks are available on the website.

Don't Miss "A Tropical Tale"

Don't miss the 2nd Annual Library Auction and Barbeque! This year promises to be even more fun than last for this wonderful community event. Vice Mayor Dene Bustichi will be sharing his barbequing talents once again and the tropical theme is sure to help us all feel the "aloha spirit".

Wonderful live and silent auction items will be sold to raise funds for the new Scotts Valley Library. There will be live entertainment, wonderful food and the opportunity to be a part of this terrific addition to our community. The event gets underway at 5:30pm on Saturday, September 11th at the Scotts Valley Community Center. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased for $40 at Mollies, Mint, The Scotts Valley Library and the Chamber of Commerce.

Great Groundbreaking Event!

The Friends of Library encourages everyone to buy a ticket
for the Auction on Sep. 11 or buy a tile for the entry way.
Mayor Jim Reed takes the first swing at the demolition!
The community came out for an exciting groundbreaking for the new Scotts Valley library on Saturday. 50-60 people were on hand as the City Councilmembers swung sledgehammers to officially commence the re-building project. By the time you're reading this, the remodeling work has already begun and will continue through April 2011. After a month or two for move-in, we'll have a brand new library almost three times the size of our current one by June, 2011. Especially exciting is that it will have areas specially designed for teens as well as young children. We still need your help to make sure ours is a fantastic library from day one. Please buy a tile to inscribe your support in the tile entryway and help us raise the funds needed for the "extras" we need like upgraded furniture, a fireplace, media wall, laptop computers and more!

To see more pictures of our groundbreaking event check out the Santa Cruz Library facebook page.

Join the Groundbreaking of the new SV Library

On Saturday, August 14 at 11a.m., community members can witness and be a part of the Groundbreaking Ceremony at the site of the new library on Kings Village Road.  On hand will be local politicians, county government officials, and the Director of Libraries for Santa Cruz County, Teresa Landers. Attendees can view architectural renderings, sponsor a tile or inquire about library naming opportunities at the event.