FSVPL gathers old friends and new to celebrate milestones, look ahead to new challenges

            SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – March 28, 2014 – The Friends of the Scotts Valley Public Library (FSVPL)is throwing itself a birthday party to celebrate all it has accomplished for the library in its first five years, and to widen the circle of Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.  The party will take place Wednesday, April 9th from 7pm to 9pm at the Scotts Valley Library.

In honor of last Fall’s Hops & Harvest Festival – which raised significant funds for the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library – the birthday party will feature beer tasting as well as wine and local food fare as samples for selections for next Fall’s Hops & Harvest Festival. All current Friends of the Scotts Valley Library are invited, and are encouraged to bring a friend to learn more about the group.

The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, is a non-profit founded in June 2009 to support the Santa Cruz County Public Library system. It headed up fundraising to outfit the newly constructed Scotts Valley Library with materials, furnishings and equipment.  Today, the Scotts Valley library has the second highest checkout rate of any library in the 10-branch Santa Cruz public library system, and FSVPL has backed and promoted numerous programs and materials for the library, including:

  • Funded and furnished award-winning back patio area
  • Launched successful Art in the Library program showcasing the work of more than 100 local artists
  • Received grant and established Special Needs Resource Center
  • Digital Media Workshops
  • Well-attended community events such as pARTy at the Library, Murder in the Library, Weekly movies, Cowgirl Tricks and Craft sessions.
  • Hosting TEAM (Touch Screen Engaged Aging Memories) iPad pilot project
  • Raised funds for library programs and materials

“Since our founding five years ago, FSVPL members have worked tirelessly to make the library a jewel of the Scotts Valley Community – offering something for everyone and a facility of which we can all be proud,” said Derek Timm, president of FSVPL. “We are carrying a lot of momentum, and we are excited to celebrate all of our accomplishments, as well as to toast exciting projects ahead. Anyone who has touched this group in the past five years is invited to join us in this celebration, and I encourage them to bring guests as we widen our circle of friends of the library.”

For more information on the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library, please go to: http://www.fsvpl.org/.