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LOTG | Franklin School

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go on the front lawn of Franklin School during the Eastside Library closure. We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Swap at Sunkissed Pantry

11:00am - 1:00pm
Off Site
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Find a new (to you) summer read, and join us for a Book Swap at Sunkissed Pantry!

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Game Day

11:30am - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Lunch at the Library

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and there’s no need for applications or any kind of documentation.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Stay & Play

9:00am - 10:30am
Montecito
Library Branch: Montecito
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Details/Detalles:

Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy the company of other caregivers.

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This event is in the "Adults" group.

LOTG | Villa Santa Fe

10:30am - 11:30am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. 

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.
 

In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities may be canceled. For the most up to date information, please contact the library with any questions or concerns before traveling to library events.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Lunch at the Library

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and there’s no need for applications or any kind of documentation.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

LOTG | Presidio Springs

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

The Library on the Go will be in front of Presidio Springs housing complex loaded with adult materials like large type, fiction, nonfiction, and Spanish language materials.

Disclaimer(s):

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a free cooking class for kids with a local chef on the Central Library Plaza! All supplies and ingredients to make healthy and delicious creations will be provided.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | State St. near the Farmer's Market

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

The Library on the Go will be just outside the entrance to the Farmer’s Market on State and Canon Perdido Streets. We will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll have some children’s items too.

This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Teen Advisory Board

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board combines community service and youth development, underlining the value of teen involvement towards the success of the Santa Barbara Public Library and the Santa Barbara community at large. The program gives high school students positive ways to discover their voice, develop leadership skills, and create lasting change within their community. Teens will identify community needs, create projects to support those needs, and help shape the library's teen services, programs, and collections. 

T.A.B. meetings will be held twice a month, January through June 2024, once a month in July and August, and resume meeting twice a month September through December. T.A.B. members will receive community service hours for attending T.A.B. meetings and events, and additional volunteer opportunities and team building activities will be offered on a weekly basis.

T.A.B. has reached capacity for the 2023-2024 school year. Please contact us if you would like to express your interest in joining T.A.B. at a future date!

Email our Teen Services Librarian for questions: KSaffie@santabarbaraca.gov

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Franklin School

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go on the front lawn of Franklin School during the Eastside Library closure. We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Bilingual Music & Movement

10:15am - 10:45am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Spanish

All-singing, all-dancing morning of stories and fun! In this class, children and their caregivers learn how to develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, and creative play in English and Spanish. These sessions are designed for children ages 2 - 5, but children of all ages are welcome.

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Baby & Me | Courthouse Sunken Gardens

11:00am - 11:30am
Off Site
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy

Baby & Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty-minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and community building. Please bring your own blanket.

This class is best for babies 0-14 months and their caregivers.

Disclaimer(s) 

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Bilingual Songs & Stories for Kids | Franklin School

11:00am - 11:30am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Library on the Go, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

This class focuses on developing your child’s literacy skills with action rhymes, a short story, and songs in both English and Spanish.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Lunch at the Library

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and there’s no need for applications or any kind of documentation.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Hula Hoop with Kat D Hoops

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Details/Detalles:

Kids and families are invited to get active and learn some hula hooping moves at this summer reading program.  Kat D Hoops, a talented hula hoop performer, will lead us in a hula hooping extravaganza!

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Bohnett Park

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Bohnett Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

Disclaimer(s):

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Dungeons & Dragons for Tweens

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Are you interested in learning about Dungeons & Dragons? Do you want to join a session of the role-playing tabletop game without the commitment of a long-term campaign?

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Creator's Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:

Looking for a fun and creative after-school activity? Join us at the Eastside Library for a weekly STEAM activity inspired by children’s literature. Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be present.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL and Explore Ecology for this hands-on, family gardening class in our culinary garden at Yanonali Community Garden. This program teaches gardening and garden vocabulary in a fun and interactive way.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Bohnett Park

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Bohnett Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family, All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

Disclaimer(s):

This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

LGBTQ+ PROUD Youth Group

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Details/Detalles:

PROUD Youth Group is an LGBTQ+ affirming drop-in space for youth aged 12 - 18. Join us for community building and fun and games! This group meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm.

This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Teen Volunteer Time

4:15pm - 5:45pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Spanish
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Teens can earn 90 minutes of community service time every week at the Central Library. Teens will help find books, organize library materials, prepare arts and crafts activities, and other tasks.