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Scrabble Night for Literacy Benefits Library’s Adult Tutoring Program

Are you a lover of words? Want to have a great time and support reading in your community? Join the Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library at the 7th Scrabble Night for Literacy at the Central Library on Friday, September 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. This special one-night fundraiser welcomes all players, from children to adults, beginners to experts, to enjoy two rounds of the world’s favorite word game.

The entry fee of $20 per person (or parent/child pair playing as a single player) covers admission, games, a prize drawing, and dessert. A cash bar will feature wine, beer, and more.

Proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s free, volunteer-based Adult Literacy Program. Scrabble Night helps the literacy program raise funds to provide books for adult learners and train volunteer tutors.  Annually, more than 300 local adults benefit from no-cost, confidential tutoring provided through the 200-plus volunteer tutors in Adult Literacy Program, which supports learners in all communities served by the Santa Barbara Public Library System, including Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Solvang, and Buellton.  Adult learners are local residents who gain basic skills—from reading and writing to math and communication--that they need to succeed at work, to be effective parents, and to feel a sense of dignity in their lives.  For more information on library literacy programs, call 805-564-5619 or contact

Scrabble Night marks the 30th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s Adult Literacy Program, and is a part of the Central Library’s centennial celebration, honoring the 100th birthday of the landmark building at 40 East Anapamu St.

Information about the Santa Barbara Library system, location, hours, programs and events is available at

Contact: Beverly Schwartzberg, Adult Literacy Coordinator

Phone: (805) 564-5619



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