New Library

All the latest news about progress in building the new library

New Library Presentation




What kinds of programs will be offered by County Parks, the Library, and SLV Water District?

Library and Park staff are exploring the many ways they will collaborate on programs, utilizing indoor and outdoor spaces.

  • Program topics from County Parks would include birds, native plants, and nature crafts.
  • Popular library programs such as homework help, summer reading, children’s storytime, book groups, and craft days will be offered in the new space.
  • The SLV Water District is interested in providing watershed education, as Bull Creek is a water source for our community, and programs promoting conservation.
  • Community groups and individuals will be invited to make suggestions and conduct programs.
  • The library and park will also be a fun and educational destination for school field trips and other group visits.

Who  designed the new Library?

Local architect Teall Messer has created a beautiful design for the library. Teall’s work can be seen throughout the region, and includes many public buildings of note. Read about him at

The library interior is being designed by Berkeley-based architects Noll and Tam,

What will happen to the old library building?

The historic Belardi building that currently houses the Felton Branch Library will become the southern branch of the San Lorenzo Valley Museum in Boulder Creek.  Link to SLV Museum

Will the library be energy efficient?

The building will be solar-ready, pending funding for panels, but until then, even without solar panels the design is 16% more efficient than the basic state energy model.

New Chapter for Felton Library

Thank you to reporter Katie Evans at the Press Banner for her write up on our February Grand Opening. From the article: On February 22nd, a dream, decades in the making, came to fruition.  This past Saturday spirits were high for the opening of the Felton Public...

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Grand Opening February 22!

The San Lorenzo Valley is about to gain a fabulous new public space! Santa Cruz Public Libraries has informed Felton Library Friends that the grand opening celebration of the new Felton Branch Library will be Saturday, February 22.  Speakers involved in the...

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See Latest Construction Progress

The contractor continues to make significant progress on the building's construction.  Building framing, including both wood and steel, is nearing completion and the space has really taken shape.  Sheer walls and roofing are nearly in place and the building has been...

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