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Thomas Fire Information and Additional Youth and Family Programming at Santa Barbara Public Libraries

As the Thomas Fire remains ongoing and is affecting individuals, families, schools, and businesses, the Santa Barbara Public Library remains open and is continuing to provide programming, information, and resources for the community.

Santa Barbara Central Library continues to distribute N95 masks, and also has a fire map and information kiosk with updates on fire conditions.

East Valley Road is closed due to the Thomas Fire, which means library staff and patrons are unable to access the Montecito Library.  Patrons who have items on hold waiting to be picked up at the Montecito Library or items en route to the location will have their holds extended until the Library is reopened.

For those experiencing trauma as a result of the fire, or who just want to review fire safety, the Recovery Effort After Adult and Child Trauma (R.E.A.A.C.T.) Team at Virginia Tech have a helpful guide, The ABC’s of Fire.

Expanded programs and events continue at Central and Eastside libraries this week!

In the Children’s Library, families can make winter crafts, play board games, or build in our Lego Lab all day. For younger children, we will have a storytimes at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm. There will be a family movie, Goosebumps, in the Island Room at 1 pm.

From 10 am until 2 pm, the Tech Lab is open for vintage Nintendo games, X-Box games, and gaming on our virtual reality console (which does require parent/guardian permission and is only for ages 13 and older). The Tech Lab will be open for coding with robots from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Families are invited to make origami holiday cards at the Carpinteria Library at 3:30 pm today (Tuesday, 12/13/2017).

At Eastside Library, children can learn about drawing comics from professional artist Carlos Nieto at 3:30 pm.

The Solvang Library is hosting a concert with folk singer Adam Miller at noon.

Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library System online at for information about library hours, locations, programs and services. All library programs are free and open to the public. For up-to-date details on events and happenings, you can also follow the library on Instagram and Facebook.

Contact: Jen Lemberger, Programming & Marketing Librarian

Phone: 805-564-5621


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