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Beat the Heat at the Santa Barbara Public Library System

Santa Barbara’s Central and Eastside libraries are officially designated cooling centers. We invite residents to get some relief from the heat and enjoy engaging programs, classes, and events at not only Central and Eastside, but at our branches throughout southern Santa Barbara County. Central, Eastside, Buellton, and Solvang Libraries all offer air-conditioning. Carpinteria Library will be opening its air-conditioned multipurpose room during regular hours. Free water bottles will also be available inside Central and Eastside Libraries, and Central is adding a dog cooling station outside of the library with bowls and water.

“We’re dedicated to our role as a refuge in times when our community needs us the most,” said Library Director Jessica Cadiente.

 

At Central Library, youth ages 0-18 can get a free lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm courtesy of a partnership with the Food Bank of Santa Barbara.

For children, each branch has a schedule of early literacy classes for preschool age children, while afternoons are for reading enrichment of older students, with Reading Buddies and Reading with Dogs, as well as maker, technology, and art experiences.

At Central Library, adults can participate in technology classes Tuesdays at 11:00 am, or sign up for one-on-one help with a Computer Coach or drop-in assistance for mobile devices. This week also brings an author talk, MakeSB crafting event, a technology tasting event at Municipal Winemakers, and a Friday Matinee.

 

Hours of Operation

Central Library, 40 E Anapamu

 

Monday - Thursday

10 am – 7 pm

Friday - Saturday

10 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday

1 pm – 5 pm

 

Eastside Library, 1102 E Montecito

 

Monday - Tuesday

10 am – 7:00 pm

Wednesday - Friday

10 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday

10 am – 4:00 pm

 

Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Avenue

 

Monday

10 am – 7:30 pm

Tuesday

10 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday

10 am – 7:30 pm

Thursday - Friday

10 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday

10 am – 4 pm

 

Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

 

Tuesday - Friday

10 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday

10 am - 4:00 pm

 

Buellton Library, 140 West Highway 246

 

Monday - Wednesday

11 am - 7 pm

Friday - Saturday

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive

 

Tuesday & Friday

10 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday

10 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday

10 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Full Schedule of Events

 

Central Library

 

Lunch at the Library

free lunch every day for ages 0-18

11:30-12:30

 

Monday

 

Toddler Obstacle Course

10:30 am - 11:30 am

 

Reading Buddies

1:00 - 3:00 pm

 

MakeDo Cardboard Construction

3:30-4:30 pm

 

MakeSB Crafts (all ages)

5:15-6:30 pm

 

Tuesday

 

Preschool Storytime

10:30 am

 

Learning Technology: Tech Talk

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Reading with Dogs

1:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Take Apart Tech (for kids)

3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Tech Tastings @ Muni Wine (for adults)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

Wednesday

 

Wiggly Storytime

10:30 am

 

Baby & Me

11:30 am

 

Reading Buddies

1:00 -3:00 pm

 

CodeSB (for teens)

2:00 -4:30 pm

 

Pure Land Discussion with Author Annette McGivney

6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Thursday

 

History Book Club

10:30 am

 

Wiggly Storytime

10:30 am

 

Baby & Me

11:30 am

 

Readers’ Theater

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Art Hour: Yayoi Kusama

3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Friday

 

Baby & Me

10:15 am

 

Music & Movement

10:15 am

 

Brick Builders with LEGO

1:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Friday Matinee

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

Eastside

 

Tuesday

Bilingual Baby & Me

11:30 am

 

Wednesday

Makerspace

1:30 -2:30 pm

 

Thursday

Preschool Storytime

10:30 am

 

Reading Buddies

1:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Airplane Adventures

3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Friday

Afternoon Crafts

2:30-3:30 pm

 

To stay informed individuals can access the SBPL web calendar with more events, programs, and classes and/or sign-up for the SBPL newsletter in English or Spanish. Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library System online at SBPLibrary.org for information about programs and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.

 

Contact: Vanessa Christman, Assistant Library Director

Phone: (805) 564-5639

Email: VChristman@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017
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