The transition to our new status as a municipal library is going smoothly. A few books and other materials still trickle in which need to have a new barcode and stamps but most materials are now stamped "Goleta Valley Library." Our librarians are now able to order and accession from donations new books and materials that best fit the interests of our patrons, our collections are growing!
We have a new Children's Librarian! Elizabeth Saucedo has joined our staff and looks forward to implementing new programs for our kids. She is reviewing the juvenile collections to soon update fiction and non-fiction materials and get new copies of well-loved books. Kids are notoriously hard on pages and bindings! The much-appreciated Children's programs will start again during the winter and will be sponsored by the Friends as always.
The remodeling of the Story Well will be completed in January with the installation of new bookshelves. The Friends funded all costs associated with the remodeling of the well into a functioning part of the Children's section. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Monday, February 11, at 10 am. Mark your calendars!
- Make sure all members of your family get a library card! Many families use only one card to borrow materials. This does not reflect the number of our active patrons. It is very important for our funding to accurately demonstrate how many people in our community use and value our library.
- Patrons can get a Goleta Valley Library card independent of where they live. Other library cards won't be valid anymore. There will be no change in patrons' ability to borrow from other libraries through Black Gold.
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, a permanent book sale in the lobby of the library, and special events such as the yearly Signed and Rare Books Silent Auction.
What will we fund in 2019?
Thank you for your generosity!
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.
The Friends of the Goleta Valley Library
P.O. Box 635
Goleta CA 93116-0635
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
How Can I Help?
All donations are reviewed by library staff. What cannot be entered into the collections is sold by the Friends to benefit the library.