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We are excited to announce the launch of the foundation's website! SBLibraryFoundation.org is filled with information and photos about  upcoming projectsour mission, and  who we are. While visiting, you can use the Contact Us form to let us know what you think about the website. We would love to hear from you. And please consider making a donation to support Santa Barbara Reads, running from September 28 to November 1 in libraries and collaborating venues around town. The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation is now underwriting this amazing program. Read more below.
Santa Barbara Reads - Sponsored by the Foundation & You! 
The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation is proud to announce that we will be underwriting the cost of the library's 2018 Santa Barbara Reads program. Santa Barbara Reads creates community by inspiring conversation and discovery around the local celebration of a single book, with programming and activities for all ages. Santa Barbara Reads will take place throughout the Santa Barbara region from September 28 to November 1. Free program booklets listing all activities will be available next week, and we'll send you a newsflash when they're ready!
SB Reads Frankenstein 
SB Reads Frankenstein
This year the library has chosen to celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), "the first science fiction novel." Copies of the books (in various formats) are available at all local public libraries.
Join us on Friday, September 28, from 7 to 9 pm, at the Central Library, for a kick-off evening of music, crafting, and books . Explore the themes of human character, secrecy, prejudice, life, creation, and the ethics of scientific advancement in Frankenstein and inspired texts. 
Santa Barbara Reads will encompass everything from immersive theatre workshops to book discussions to zine making workshops, plus a costume ball! The library will also offer free copies of related books for all ages: board books, graphic novels, non-fiction texts, and more. Learn about Santa Barbara Reads programming
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"We're thrilled to be able to support the expansion of this treasured community program," said Anne Howard, the Foundation Board's President. "The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation's mission is to fund large-scale initiatives, and we look forward to working with the library to grow Santa Barbara Reads in the coming years."
New Board Members, and Honorary and Advisory Boards Created

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Jim Jackson

Roy Martinez head shot 
Roy Martinez
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Arthur Merovick

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Jim Sterne

The Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara Public Libr ary Foundation welcomes deeply experienced new members in these four philanthropists:
            Jim Jackson, VP, Chief Operating Officer, Alisal Properties
            Roy Martinez, VP, Senior Private Banker, City National Bank
            Arthur Merovick, Director of Development, Cancer Center of Santa        
     Barbara, (retired) 
            Jim Sterne, Owner, Rising Media, Inc.

These gentlemen, central figures in Santa Barbara, raising money for many of our finest institutions, are lending their support and expertise to the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's board, and our new Honorary and Advisory Board members! 
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