You’ve probably heard of the summer reading program at the Goleta Library which serves a number of local school children. But did you know the Goleta Library also offers programs for all age groups?
Young children and students can be learn from comedy jugglers, balloon shows, puppet shows, mad science shows, music, and magicians. All of the creativity in the shows is intended to inspire kids to keep up with the reading skills they have established in their past school year. The Library’s Paws to Read program enables young children to read to an uncritical dog, also boosting the child’s confidence and reading skills.
There are a number of monthly programs geared toward “tweens” and teens, adults and seniors. The library has recently started offering one-on-one computer tutoring by appointment. Visit the Goleta Library’s calendar of events to find out how you can participate: http://www.sbplibrary.org/hourslocations/goleta.html
If you love to listen to music or watch movies, you’ll want to check out the library’s offerings. Save your money by visiting the library – either online or in person – for hard-copy books, e-books, audio books, DVDs, MP3s, movies and more. The library also provides a music service called Freegal for library card holders, where three free songs can be downloaded per week. The songs are yours to keep forever! You can also stream up to three hours of free music per day.
Locals are definitely enjoying these new services with an estimated annual circulation of over 600,000 items. Over 30,000 people have used the library computers in the first half of the year. If you haven’t been in the multipurpose room lately, you’ll appreciate the resurfaced walls which are brighter and allow the art exhibits to really shine. Don’t miss out on the great things our local library can offer you.