We Open Doors...

February Newsletter
 Building a World Class Library  
The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation Board of Directors is a diverse group of active community members who are passionate about supporting the growth of our library.
Dear   ,

We are grateful and excited for the generous response to our
Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation December appeal. We 
exceeded our goals  with the help of so many, and we are grateful for all the support for our Library. We are proud of our Library's response to the needs of the community last year and look forward to 2019.

Your giving will help the Foundation reach our  Children's Library Endowment goal of $2 million and revitalize the  Library Plaza  to be a beautiful, accessible programming space and destination within the heart of Santa Barbara's Cultural Arts District. The Library aspires to grow  SB Reads in 2019, and your gift can help reach these aspirations. Join us in opening doors to literacy, technology, and lifelong learning at the  cultural hub of Santa Barbara .

We thank you for your participation in helping us realize our vision for a
world class Library!
Tiny Libraries

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation is excited to announce that we are sponsoring Tiny Libraries with the Santa Barbara Public Library, coming to  State Street June-September of 2019.

The City of Santa Barbara has partnered with the Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture and Santa Barbara Public Library to commission and install  public art "tiny libraries" along the State Street Corridor. The books in the libraries will be free for the public to take and keep if they wish. Community members may also donate books to other readers as well. As a primary partner of this project, the Santa Barbara Public Library will help  stock the tiny libraries with books and contribute corresponding programming on the State Street Corridor, such as pop-up readings and book talks.

A $10,000 stipend will be provided to the selected artist or team to create all 6 libraries. Submissions are due by  Friday, March 1.

 Find out more here !

 Open Doors with....

  Your Library Card! Did you know that you can  digitally         access  The New York Times  and more for  free  with
  your library card?   

   The Santa Barbara Public Library System offers a wide            range of free  downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, 
  magazines,  music, comics, &  streaming videos.

  Open doors  here!

How Does the Library Open Doors For You?    
"I am proud to be associated with the Santa Barbara Public Library because of how the staff, resources, activities, and spaces serve our community so well. In fact, I already work at another of our community libraries [Santa Barbara City College] and if you can't find me there, I may well be at the Central Library picking out books for myself, enjoying lectures or events, or consulting with the dedicated, thoughtful, and intelligent people who work there."        
- Elizabeth Bowman,
   Board Vice President
   Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation  Board

Tell us how the Library opens doors for you!
Email director@sblibraryfoundation.org

Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation