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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 (Junior High), Teen (High School), 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

11:00am - 11:30am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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 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.
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 (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.

Teen Volunteer Time

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

Teens are welcome to come and earn 90 mins of community service time every week at the Central Library. Teens will be helping with finding books, organizing library materials, preparing arts and crafts activities and other tasks.

Due to high volume, pre-registration will guarantee your participation. Drop-in spots may be available, depending on volume of work. Feel free to stop by to check!

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

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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.

Stay & Play

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

Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy company and snacks with other caregivers. Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be present.

Disclaimer(s):

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 | Shoreline Park

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Shoreline Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family, All Ages

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):

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.

Music & Movement | Shoreline Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Shoreline Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Library on the Go

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. 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.

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

Library Lab

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:

Ready for hands-on science learning? Children of all ages are invited to play and learn together at this drop-in event.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit 'n' Needle

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montecito
Library Branch: Montecito
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture

Join us for our weekly Knit 'n' Needle gatherings, open to all skill levels!
Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy any other fiber arts, you're welcome to come and share your creativity with us.

Disclaimer:

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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

LOTG at the Pool | Ortega Park

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Ortega Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Adults, Family
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for summer fun at the Parks and Recreation Community Pools!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Tasting at The Eddy

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Off Site
Waitlist
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Hungry for your next delicious read? Join Santa Barbara Public Library and The Eddy for a bookish event where food and cooking take center stage!

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 | Oak Park

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak 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 "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Wiggly Storytime

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

This storytime engages children and their caregivers with short stories, action rhymes, and songs. Your toddler will learn sounds, letter recognition, new words, listening skills, and motor skills that will help them grow into pre-readers, all while having fun. This class is designed for toddlers ages 14 months - 3 years.

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

Maker Hour at the Park | Oak Park

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. Supplies are limited. Best for children 6 and up.