A reopening celebration is planned at the Aptos Branch Library 1-5 p.m. Feb. 4. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)
The Aptos Branch Library is set to reopen with a Feb. 4 celebration event with live music, speeches and library activities.
A $14 million, 12,408-square-foot project started at the library at 7695 Soquel Drive in May 2022. It now has a community room, teen-only space and patio, an adult reading room and patio, two group study rooms, a children’s room, a children’s reading garden and displays from the Aptos History Museum.
The 2016, county voter-approved Measure S bond measure paid for the project along with $496,342 raised by Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Measure S also paid for renovations and construction at several other Santa Cruz public libraries.
After the Feb. 4 event, the Aptos Branch Library’s hours are expected to be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Patios and a community room are part of the new Aptos Branch Library. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)