Aptos - The County of Santa Cruz recently announced the contract for the new Aptos Public Library and held a virtual Open House on the matter this past Monday.
Our Community Reads hosted their first virtual event, a presentation of the four book finalists for community selection by live zoom vote. All four presentations were outstanding and book finalists were: Hidden Figures, The Great Believers, The Library Book, and Unfamiliar Fishes. The community selected The Great Believers and the OCR team is working to develop events for February 2021.
La Selva Beach - In addition to the recent and impressive funds given by the Friends of La Selva Beach, the re-opening of the branch has been delayed until 2020. However, remodeling continues and the progress is so exciting! The patio appears to be mostly complete and includes a new main entrance on the Florido lawn side of the branch. The Library will now be ADA compliant and include an automatic door opener to ease patron access.
Interior work includes the prep work to install the glass panel Nanawall underwritten by the LSB Friends. Beautiful case work is being completed for the main entry and area behind the circulation desk. We can’t wait to see the finished product!