Click here to make a donation in honor of Capitola Library champion Barbara Gorson

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 $550,000 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

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)

Donors $5,000 – $9,999

Anonymous
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
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 Usual Suspects

Donors $500 – $999

Anonymous
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

Anonymous
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

Paver Donors

The Levin Family
The Osterhoudt Family
Karen Adelmann
Pat Alvarez
Vincent Barabba
Susan Barisone
Adelia Barros-Parker
Sam Bishop
Tracey Brookshier
Jenny Brundle
Kelly Buhr
Mai-Khanh Bui-Duy
Ted Burke
Toni & David Campbell
Joe Collins
Daniel Corless
Daniel & Carol Corless
Carol Corless
Dorothy Cousins
John Cullen
Tim Del Chiaro
Rebecca Donofrio
Sheryl Einfalt
Nancy Ellis
Sue and Stan Epstein Goldin
Josh Fisher
Amie Forest
Les Forster
Susan Fuller
Deborah Geesey
Jay Ginsberg
Howard Gopen
Barbara Gorson
Anna Guagnini
Christina & Chip Hall
Beverly and Goyo Hammond
Thomas Harness
Dara Harris
Dara Harris
DANIEL HASTINGS
Laurie Hill
Laurie Hill
Samuel Hipkins
Scott Hoogner
Margaux Keiser
Helen Klee
Julie Lambert
Robin Larsen
Jeff Lathan
Joseph León
Jon Luini
Carol MacEwen
Ryan and Emily Maddox
Cynthia & Bill Mathews
Peg Mccollough
Alayne Meeks
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
Matthew Orbach
Gayle Ortiz
Sara Parker
David Parker
Meg Reamy
Barbara Reding
Tony Robinson
Suzanne Samson
Kimberly Santia
Marty Seltzer
Cory Cherk Singing Wood Marimba Friends
Reva Snyder
M Dean Sutton
Bunny Tavares
Kimberly Thomas
Mel and Ellen Todd
Samuel Torrecillas
Audrey Vosseler
Linda and Tim Wadley
Stephen P. & Lila Ruth Walsh
Candice Ward
Bonda White
Bonda White
DeeDee Wilson
Craig Wilson
Andrew Wulf
Andrew Wulf
Andrew Wulf
Anonymous (6)

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