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New Logo, New Era

With this newsletter, the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation proudly introduces our new logo, shown above. Many thanks to the foundation's Marketing Committee for the passion and diligent effort poured into the creation of this new symbol: Anne Howard, Chair, Kendall Pata, Graphic Designer, Martha Townsend, Emily Engel and Ellen Pasternack, Foundation Director.  
The logo pays homage to the graceful arches found in the Central Library's windows and original entrance doorway, while also symbolizing the goals of the foundation: to keep the Santa Barbara Public Libraries open, accessible and free to all! Expect to see this new brand on all of our communications as the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation moves beyond our successful, first campaign, the New Children's Library, with our centennial celebration (more below) and Next Steps Projects!

Original Anacapa Entrance Doors
Original entrance doors     on  Anapamu Street.
We're Celebrating 100 Years!
Join the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation as we honor the Central Library's century of service to our community with "Cocktails & Culture: A Centennial Celebration" on Saturday, November 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Stroll through the stacks dressed in your favorite cocktail finery from the past 100 years and enjoy literary cocktails, ample hors d'oeuvres, celebratory dessert, entertainment and stories about the library past, present and future.   
All proceeds will benefit the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation and our mission to support the Central Library and the Next Steps Projects.  
Individual tickets are $100 and will go on sale later this month (we'll send you an email with the link once it's live). 
Photo of groundbreaking for Central Library in 1916
Central Library ground-breaking ceremony  on September 25, 1916.
Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500 and include tickets and an advertisement in the centennial program book.
To reserve tickets, or for additional information, please contact Ellen Pasternack, Foundation Director, at 805.689.2448 or directorsbplf@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the library on November 4!
P.S. Check out the Central Library's Centennial Calendar for more information about centennial activities.

Donate to the Children's Library Endowment
The new Children's Library is a resounding success, with positive reviews from adults and children, and a 33% increase in children's book checkouts and attendance at homework help over last year. That's 69,000 additional children's books checked out!

Help to propel the success of the Children's Library into the future. Donate to the Children's Library Endowment Fund today! And thank you.

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