Proposed Capitola Branch Library design - view from Clares StreetPave the Way… Build a Legacy

With the generous support of our community, the city of Capitola is building a new 11,700 square foot Capitola Branch Library. This flexible and forward-looking building will serve the diverse and changing needs of our community.

Join us in making our new Branch a reality. Together we can make the final push and Pave the Way to an amazing library that will serve all of us far into the future – a place of engagement, connection and community.

Purchase a paver. Show your love for the library. Be part of an enduring legacy by investing in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Engrave your name, a business name, honor the life or memory of another or offer a message or inspirational quote.

The inscribed pavers will be placed along the pathway leading to the main entry door.

There are a limited number of pavers. Don’t wait. Order today!

Your donation goes to the Capitola Library Capital Campaign Fund. Your credit card receipt will be from the City of Capitola.

Choose the size paver you would like and use the form to order and pay.

6 x 6 paver – $125
6 x 12 paver – $225
12 x 12 paver – $325

You may pay by credit card directly on the site or use PayPal.
You can also pay by check. (Download and print this form)
Please make check payable to City of Capitola Library Fund
Mail to Friends of the Capitola Library, PO box 1046, Capitola, CA 95010. 

All donations are tax deductible.

Not interested in a paver? You can still make a general donation!

Thank you to our generous donors!!!

Ours is a generous community that understands the importance of building a library designed to serve thousands of patrons for decades to come. A heartfelt thank you to all of our donors for your generous gifts! You have made it possible to create a library we can be proud of – a library that will enrich and transform lives. Give yourselves a big high five!

To date we have received over $600,000 in generous gifts to help build the Capitola Branch Library. For details on what your funds will be used for check out the FAQs on the New Library Updates page.

Donors $50,000 and above

Monte Foundation (The Children’s Room)
Gayle’s Bakery: Gayle & Joe Ortiz
Ow Family (The Community Room)
Triad Electric: Michael Termini
Jennifer Krach (The Teen Zone)

Donors $25,000 – $49,999

Friends of the Capitola Branch Library (Barbara Gorson Room)
Christine McBroom, Lanai Financial (The Community Porch)
Ed Newman (Adult Reading Nook)
Larry & Valenda “Linda” Smith (The Fireplace Area)

Donors $10,000 – $24,999

Ted Burke (McDonald Meeting Room)
Toni & David  Campbell (Rispin View Reading Room)
Capitola Public Safety & Community Service Foundation, Inc. (Study Room)
Barbara & William Gorson
Toyota of Santa Cruz
Stephen & Ruth Walsh
Carey & Julie  Williams (The Gallery)
William & Elizabeth Nowicki (Opening Day Collection)

Donors $5,000 – $9,999

Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites (Aspromonte Hospitality)
Robert & Diane Deacon
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa
Cruz – Capitola (Aspromonte Hospitality)
Carol   Fuller (co funded Rispin Reading Room)
Carin Hanna & Daun Wallace (Adult Reading Area)
Wendy Lewis
Betty   Mello
Nels & Susan  Westman (co funded Adult Reading Area)
Bob & Bonda  White
Gordon & Michele van Zuiden

Donors $1,000 – $4,999

Mario & Linda Beltramo
Jacques Bertrand
Ed Botorff
Erik’s DeliCafe
Capitola Soquel Chamber of Commerce
Sally Doke-Crowe
Mark Ford
Tony & Kathryn Gualtierri
Stephanie Harlan
Bob Katz & Leola Lapides
Brooks Magruder
Terry McManus
Molly & Micky Ording
Susan  Nemitz
Dianne Pereira
Cheryl Pruss
Shadowbrook Restaurant
Law Offices of Sam Storey
Ann Sullivan & Eric Anderson
David & Betsie Tanza
Mary & Ernie Tavella
The Thomas Family
The Usual Suspects

Donors $500 – $999

Elliott Campbell & Elizabeth McDade
Joan DeNeffe
Rich & Laurie Hill
Linda Jordan
Amanda & Kenneth Jackson-Miller
Niels Kisling
Kristen Petersen For City Council
Sam Storey For City Council

Donors $250 – $499

Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria
Kristen Petersen

Donors $100 – $249

Leda & Bill Bishoff
Toni Castro & Marc Tucker
Carla Christensen
Bruce Daniels & Barbara Graves
John & Barbara Kawahara
Mary McClure
Jean Wolff

Donors under $100

Anonymous (2)
Anke & Stephan Betz
Michele T. Mosher
Dian Duchin Reed
Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary

Paver Donors

Betbadal Family
The Levin Family
The Osterhoudt Family
Ginos Carco Santa Cruz
Linneman Family
The Tayebi Family
Jacob Adams
Karen Adelmann
Mitra Ahani
Richard Alexander
Andrea Allan
Pat Alvarez
Nanci Amolsch
Barbara Apolskis
Tracy Armanino
Jec Ballou
Vincent Barabba
Debbie Barber
Susan Barisone
Adelia Barros-Parker
James and Cheryl Bender
Susan Berry
Bruce Biordi
Leda Bishoff
Sam Bishop
Lindy Bixby
Lillian Za Bonomo
Barri Boone
Kathleen Bower
Tracey Brookshier
Lorie Bross
Jenny Brundle
Kelly Buhr
Mai-Khanh Bui-Duy
Ted Burke
Nadine Burke
Toni & David Campbell
Adam, Stacey & Rich Caplan
Alfred E. Carlson
Mike Castle
Marcellina Catalano
Prasath Chandrasekaran
Phillip Frandler CIF PM Inc
James D. Clark
Joe Collins
Campus Kids Connection Inc.
Daniel Corless
Daniel & Carol Corless
Carol Corless
Dorothy Cousins
John Cullen
Michele D’Amico
Joan Davisson
Tim Del Chiaro
Rene Denevan
di detig
Elizabeth DeVera
Elizabeth DeVera
Theresa Dickson
Blake Doherty
Rebecca Donofrio
Sheryl Einfalt
Nancy Ellis
Frank Embernate Jr
Sue and Stan Epstein Goldin
Parker Family
Thomas Family
Rose Filicetti
Chase Fisher
Josh Fisher
Lou & Alexandra Florimonte
Amie Forest
Les Forster
Jeanette Foy
Melissa Frank
Susan Fuller
Eric & Shelley Gaboury
Jennifer Ura Gavin
Deborah Geesey
Cheryl Gillis
Jay Ginsberg
Howard Gopen
Barbara Gorson
Martin and Barbara Goza Chemers
Anne Green
Michael Griffin
Time Publishing Group, Inc.
Anna Guagnini
Christina & Chip Hall
Beverly and Goyo Hammond
Thomas Harness
Dara Harris
Dara Harris
Daniel Hastings
Susan Hazelaar Kolak
Matthew Hehman
Janet Heien
Laurie Hill
Laurie Hill
Samuel Hipkins
John Hofacre
Scott Hoogner
Marlene Mirassou and Steve Houlihan
Joni Janecki
Patricia Jenkins
Sally Jenks
Jennafer Jessee
Kathleen Jones
Linda Jordan
Cindy Jouras
Julie Kannall
Sue Kaufmann
Margaux Keiser
judy kele
Datta Khalsa
Rashmi Khatri
Dennis & Stephanie Kirby
Dennis & Stephanie Kirby
Joanne Kisling
Jeff Kissell
Helen Klee
Jeffrey Kline
Britney Kroeker
Matthew LaFleur
Julie Lambert
Anna Landaw
Julie and Kurt Langholff
Jeremy Lansing
Lori Lantz
Robin Larsen
Jeff Lathan
Joseph León
Tom and Denise Leonberger-Celli
Luke Lindeke
Heidi Liu
Heidi Liu
Julie & Norm Louis
Jon Luini
Carol MacEwen
Ryan and Emily Maddox
Christine Martinez
Cynthia & Bill Mathews
Michael McCawley
Peg Mccollough
Alayne Meeks
Paula Mellard
Janet Merrick
Lorena Miller
Carol Moldt
Donald Moore
Kathleen Moore
Kathleen Moore
Shawnee Mora
Linda C Neher
Nicolle Nelson
Maria & Kenny Neu
Steve Nordstrom
Larry and Ann Novick
Dennis O'Donnell
Matthew Orbach
Gayle Ortiz
Sara Padoff
Sara Parker
David Parker
Susan Pearce
Meg Reamy
Barbara Reding
Tara Roach
Lois Robin
Tony Robinson
Jack Russo
Jack Russo
Suzanne Samson
Kimberly Santia
Lisa Schulenburg
Marty Seltzer
Krista Shea
Cory Cherk Singing Wood Marimba Friends
Karin Slinger
Reva Snyder
Sheree Storm
Ben Strock
Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary
M Dean Sutton
David Tanza
Bunny Tavares
Gregory Tedesco
Susan H Thomas
Kimberly Thomas
Chuck and Christine Thorne
Chuck and Christine Thorne
Andrea Todd
Mel and Ellen Todd
Samuel Torrecillas
Brenda Torres
Gordon van Zuiden
Melinda & Rick Vento
Audrey Vosseler
Linda and Tim Wadley
Dean and Melisa Walker
Stephen P. & Lila Ruth Walsh
Candice Ward
Katherine Weber
Bonda White
Bonda White
Paul Williams
DeeDee Wilson
Craig Wilson
Jennifer Wood
Andrew Wulf
Andrew Wulf
Andrew Wulf
Anonymous (14)

Barbara Gorson Memorial Gift Donors

Amy Adamson
Linda Arnold
Barry Berg
Gwen Berliner
Cathy Boterenbrood
Rebecca Braslau
Mindy Burke
Drusilla Burrell
Jennifer Byrnes
Joy Cheng
Jon Cohen
Dave and Marianne Cohn/Gocker
Kenny Cowell
Michael Cunningham
Chelsea Demarest
Martha Dexter
Mark and Shelley Dornfeld
Herb Engelsberg
Luanne Ercolano
Amie Forest
Billie Frantz
Deborah Friedman
Nancy Gerdt
Sandi-Jo Gorson Gordon
Dennis Hagen
John Paul Hayes
Lauren French Hoy
Lauren Hoy
Christianna Hunnicutt
Sam Kalter
Lori Kearney
Kim LaFave
Teresa Landers
David Lawrence
Susan Lyons
Douglas Maine
Julia Mathison
Mary McClure
Kay McNeil
Nicholas and Anita Diaz Meltzer
Carol Moldt
Carol Nilles
William O'Dell
David Kleiner and Beth Parrish
Maggie Pictor
Janet Robertson
Melissa Ross
Ann Schauman
Colleen & Harvey Schwartz
Diane Sipkin
David Spence
Mark Sullivan
Esther Sylvan
Bunny Tavares
Andrea Wells
Philip Zucker