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.

The inscribed pavers will be placed along the pathway leading to the main entry door. The paver campaign closed on June 1, 2020. Thanks to all who participated!

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 $700,000 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
Wendy Lewis
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)
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