SCOTTS VALLEY — U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, a champion for investment in education and a member of the House of Representative’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Caucus, will be the special guest on Monday, May 9 at a fundraiser for Measure S, the library facilities bond measure on the June 7 ballot. May 9 is the first day absentee ballots will be mailed to voters.

To support the facilities bond measure for the 10-branch Santa Cruz Public Libraries system, Rep. Eshoo will be the featured speaker at the fundraiser from 4-6 p.m. at Bruno’s Barbecue Banquet Room, 230G Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. There will be appetizers and a no-host bar.

“We are delighted Congresswoman Eshoo has thrown her support behind Measure S,” said Santa Cruz County Supervisor Bruce McPherson, a sponsor for the event and a volunteer for the Yes on S campaign. “She clearly appreciates the role accessible and modern libraries play in the lives of our citizens.”

The benefit event is also sponsored by Crosson North County Democratic Club, Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Assemblymember Mark Stone, San Lorenzo Valley Women’s Club, Santa Cruz County Board of Education Trustee Jack Dilles and Santa Cruz resident Angela Chesnut.

The suggested donation at the door is $25-$100. For more information, contact [email protected] or (831) 915-2495.

About Measure S

Measure S is a facilities bond measure that will raise $67 million to fund critical repairs and upgrades to all 10 branches of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, including Aptos, Boulder Creek, Capitola, Felton, Live Oak, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz (3) and La Selva Beach. Measure S has been endorsed by nearly 50 elected officials, 40 community organizations, and 450 community members. Visit to learn more about Measure S.