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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 "Adults" group.

LOTG | Samarkand

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
Details/Detalles:

The Library on the Go will be in front of the administration building at the Samarkand retirement community loaded with adult materials like large type, fiction, nonfiction, and Spanish language materials.

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 "Family" group.

Solstice Float Building

11:00am - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Family
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children 7-17 are invited to build a float, make costumes, and take part in the Solstice Parade!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

LOTG | Grace Village

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, 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.

Juneteenth

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
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 "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Solstice Float Building

11:00am - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Family
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children 7-17 are invited to build a float, make costumes, and take part in the Solstice Parade!

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

Read to a Dog

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Books & Reading, Early Literacy, Spanish

Practice your reading with our furry friend, Smith! Sign up at the desk for a 10-15 minute reading session, first come, first serve. Reluctant readers, emergent readers, and dog-loving readers are welcome! Our volunteer therapy dog team is certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

 

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 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 "Family" group.

Solstice Float Building

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Family
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children 7-17 are invited to build a float, make costumes, and take part in the Solstice Parade!

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 "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.

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 "Family" group.

Solstice Float Building

11:00am - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Family
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children 7-17 are invited to build a float, make costumes, and take part in the Solstice Parade!

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Santa Bárbara High School Swap Meet

7:45am - 1:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library on the Go van at the Santa Barbara High School Swap Meet where we will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll also have some children’s items available.

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 "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Spanish, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Teens in grades 7-12 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.

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.

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.
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 "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.

Staff training

10:00am - 12:00pm
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will open at noon due to staff training.

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

Read to a Dog

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Books & Reading, Early Literacy, Spanish

Practice your reading with our furry friend, Smith! Sign up at the desk for a 10-15 minute reading session, first come, first serve. Reluctant readers, emergent readers, and dog-loving readers are welcome! Our volunteer therapy dog team is certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

 

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 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.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

¡Acompáñanos en el Grupo de Lectura en español de la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara, el cual se realiza el último viernes de cada otro mes! Este es un grupo para intercambiar ideas y conversar sobre la lectura.