Keep Our Libraries Strong
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Library Fact Sheet
Keep Santa Cruz County Libraries Strong!
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Santa Cruz County Libraries
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 programs.
  • 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 System.

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Vote YES on R for LIBRARIES June 3rd!

  • Protect and maintain our libraries, with NO increase in taxes.
  • Maintain programs and provide books for younger children.
  • Update and expand collections including books, DVDs, CDs, electronic resources, and databases.
  • Increase resource materials and homework assistance for schoolage children from elementary through high school.
  • 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 available.
  • 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, Treasurer

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