Santa Cruz County Libraries Strong!
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Contribute to Our Quality of Life
Maintaining an excellent library system throughout
Santa Cruz County is important to our quality of life. By
voting "yes" on R to continue current funding, we can sustain
our libraries, with no increase in taxes.
Without Measure R, our libraries
will lose over half of their funding, forcing drastic cuts
in book collections, services, and open hours. Yes on R promotes
sound long-range planning for programs and facilities, ensuring
a strong future for our community libraries.
Library Highlights* from
the Past Year
- 1.5 million visits to 12 library sites countywide
- 2.5 million items checked out including books, recordings,
downloadable material, and periodicals.
- 60% of County residents have visited a library branch
in the past year, with many more accessing the library
system through the Internet.
- Nearly 100,000 active library cards countywide – 40%
of the county’s population!
- 600,000 items of children’s literature checked out.
- 40,000 children attending library reading and education
- 382,000 reference questions responded to.
- Outreach and education programs serve diverse groups
including seniors, childcare centers, Englishlanguage
learners and remote communities.
*Combined statistics for the Santa Cruz
City-County Library System and the Watsonville Public Library
Vote YES on R for LIBRARIES
- Protect and maintain our libraries, with
NO increase in taxes.
- Maintain programs and provide books for
- Update and expand collections including
books, DVDs, CDs, electronic resources, and databases.
- Increase resource materials and homework
assistance for schoolage children from elementary through
- Ensure that our libraries can provide
outreach services for seniors and the homebound.
- Ensure Summer reading clubs and story
time are available for our children.
- Ensure that information remains freely
- Provide resources for literacy and ongoing
learning for people of all ages.
This information provided
by Keep Our Libraries Strong: YES on R. P.O. Box 8305,
Santa Cruz, CA 95061 – FPPC# 1303852 – Carolyn Livingston,