IMAGINE the Library
Transform our community.
The time has come to build a new 21st century Capitola Branch Library, designed to be flexible enough to serve the changing and innovative uses and needs of our community. Construction of our beautiful new 11,700 square foot library is starting in 2018.
New Branch Updates
Progress on the new Capitola Branch Library: City of Capitola has taken a step forward towards construction of the new Library. On July 26, the Capitola City Council voted 4-1 to accept the option to award a contract to Otto Construction to build the new Capitola Branch Library. More info…..
“Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I’ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life, and the lives of countless other Americans.”
Barbara Bush, First Lady of the United States, 1989-1993
The Santa Cruz Public Library system “connects, inspires, and informs,” transforming lives and strengthening communities. The Capitola Branch (one of 10 branches in the system) serves people from throughout Santa Cruz County. For its size and staffing, the Branch is one of the most heavily used in the entire system and is an important asset to our community. It is currently housed in six bolted-together portable modules — a 17-year- old structure that is timeworn, outdated, and undersized.
We Love Capitola Branch Library! What People Are Saying About the New Library.
Gayle Ortiz, Jamie Goldstein, Toni Campbell, Mike Termini and Susan Nemitz talk about the upcoming construction of the new library building in Capitola.