The Winter Reading Challenge ran from January 1st to February 13th and concluded with great stats: 574 total registered participants logged 3923 books in Beanstack. Of these, 316 participants were children and teens who logged a combined total of 2755 books.
The Kindness Rocks Project craft in March was so popular that there will be another session on April 14. The library is holding a Teen Bookmark Design Contest in April as part of Book to Action. The selected book this year is They Called Us Enemy, a memoir in graphic form by actor George Takei of his childhood in internment camps during WWII.
The library is still only open for curbside services. It offers many online services, from programs for children to e-books, audio books, music and movies. The Goleta Valley Library website provides the latest information on available services: www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/goleta-valley-library
The Friends' donations allowed the library to keep and increase these programs and services. We also funded a sizable increase to the book budget, the BrainFuse tutoring program for students of all ages, supplies and prizes for reading programs for children and adults, and more. Thanks to your generosity and strong involvement in education, we are sponsoring the Summer Reading Program and were able to increase our yearly donation to the library.
Become a Friend, renew your membership for 2021,
give a membership in a friend's name or as a memorial.
Please consider adding to your yearly donation in support of the library collections and programs
so it can better serve our community in these troubled times.
Who are The Friends?
The Friends of the Goleta Valley Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer organization. We raise funds through membership dues, donations, a permanent book sale in the lobby of the library, and special events such as the yearly Signed and Rare Books Silent Auction.
What are we funding in 2021?
Thank you for your generosity!
The Friends of the Goleta Valley Library
P.O. Box 635
Goleta CA 93116-0635
The Friends of the Goleta Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID#: 23-700 6256
All donations are tax-deductible to the amount authorized by the law.
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
How Can I Help?
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