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Santa Barbara Public Library Hosts Community Baby Shower, A Resource Fair for New Parents

The Santa Barbara Public Library will be hosting a Community Baby Shower at the Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu St., on December 1st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. If you're expecting a baby or have a newborn this baby shower is for you!

In this free program, you can connect with community organizations and resources, and take part in a Baby and Me early literacy class with SBPL librarians at 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm. Learn how to support your baby's health, development, and early literacy. Local organizations will be tabling with fun activities and resources to share. These include Cottage Hospital, Postpartum Education for Parents, UCSB Baby Science, Peanuts, SBCC Parenting Department, Baby Sign, Kidaru, and the Koegel Autism Center. Organizations that would like to be a part of future events are invited to contact the Library, as we plan to host resources fairs in the future.

Attendees will also have the chance to win prizes from our generous donors. Drawing winners will be drawn at 1:45 pm and 2:45 pm. Additionally, the first 50 people through the door will get a goody bag with swag and toys from our donors and a free book from the Santa Barbara Public Library!

The library serves as a gathering place for young families and caregivers and provides regular storytimes for babies as well as other early learning opportunities. This is a chance for new parents to connect with each other and the organizations in our community that are here to serve them, discover learning resources, get early literacy tips, and find it all under one roof!

To stay informed of happenings at the Libraries, individuals can access the SBPL web calendar with all 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 for information about library hours, locations, programs, and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.  


Contact: Holly Broman, Children’s Librarian, Central Library

Phone: (805) 564-5602


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