The New Capitola Librarykeith2021-08-29T09:16:50-07:00
Twenty-first century libraries are places of exploration, innovation, discovery and learning. They are places of engagement and connection and community. They transform lives – every day!
Imagine the brilliant power of our library.
It nurtures the skills children need to develop in order to become good readers.
Adults access lifelong learning resources – learn how to bake a cake, write poetry, learn a language, play a drum and more.
The Library helps a veteran write a resume, brush up on interview skills and apply for a job. It helps a senior choose a Medicare plan and apply for Social Security.
It gives those on a tight budget and those interested in diverse cultures the ability to enjoy drummers from Puerto Rico, dancers from India and more opportunities for cultural participation and enrichment.
Families find a welcoming, safe place to participate in story times (in English and Spanish), arts and crafts, 3D printing and Lego building.
It gives a newcomer a sense of our community and history and a place to meet people. It gives people of all ages a perfect opportunity to volunteer and find meaningful work.
The library is both a sanctuary and a community center. It is the soul of our community and it is the most important place in town.
Libraries bring people together and nurture engagement. They provide a sense of place – of belonging. Libraries strengthen our community and add value to it – economically and socially.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background, the library welcomes you and has something for you.
This is a library to be proud of – our community living room.
This will be a library to be proud of – our community living room.
This new, light-filled library is a permanent 11,700 square-foot building that offers:
A community/meeting room with flexible furnishings, a kitchenette and a media wall
An expanded children’s area
A dedicated teen area
Reader and study seating spread around the library, including an adult reading nook and a fireplace reading area
Flexible and various sized rooms for meeting/ studying/tutoring
Enhanced book and media collections
Lap top and computer plug ins around the library and all meeting rooms and laptops available as public access computers
New services and programs for all ages
A comfortable and welcoming porch facing the Tot Lot