Dear Felton Library Friend — Thanks to all who have requested yard signs signaling your support of Measure R. We are happy to deliver them — just email back to this address. We hope to see some of you tomorrow at our monthly meeting, where we will discuss FLF’s part in making sure the measure passes as well as other topics. And then on Wednesday is our wonderful annual poetry reading. Please consider coming — we can guarantee that you will enjoy it.

Fourth Annual SLV Poetry Reading Wednesday the 23rd. 

FLF invites you to celebrate the value of friendship as winners of the Fourth Annual San Lorenzo Valley Poetry Contest, read their poems on the theme of “friends” on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m., at the Felton Community Hall. Contest judge Barbara Bloom will read from her work, and “favorite poems” will be be read by San Lorenzo Valley residents Keith Johnson (Rector of St. Andrews Episcopal Church), Tove Beatty (Executive Director of Mountain Community Resources), Clare Campbell (owner of the Outback in Felton), Rob Martin (Captain in the Felton Volunteer Fire Dept.), and Linda Swarbrick (Felton library staff member). The reading, described by a previous attendee as “a wonderful, heartwarming event,” is free to the public and will include refreshments.

Support Measure R – Do you have a good place for a YARD SIGN? Let us know.

Felton Library Friends supports Measure R (June ballot) to ensure continued funding of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and to allow long-term planning of capital projects, of which the Felton replacement branch has been designated highest priority. If you would like a yard sign indicating your support, please email us at and we will arrange for delivery. If you would like to volunteer to distribute yard signs in your neighborhood please contact Nancy Gerdt at 335-3130. For more information about the measure, go to

 FLF Monthly Meeting Tuesday the 22nd

Please consider joining FLF in its next monthly meeting, Tuesday April 22, 4:00, Felton Fire House. We will begin planning the FLF’s second annual summer event and will discuss Measure R campaign progress, Joint Powers Board news, and the latest developments in our efforts to bring about the new Felton branch library.