Goleta Valley Branch Library Facing Service Cuts in 2017

Goleta Library

Over the last several years, library funding has been a challenge.

The Library’s escalating operating costs have outpaced its revenue stream resulting in the use of reserve funds to support operations.  Long-term funding is needed to sustain, expand and modernize services and move the library into a new era of community service. As a community gathering place for all, revenue is needed to sustain child literacy programs, homework assistance and other enrichment programs for children, adults, and seniors.

Without additional funding, you can expect:

  • Reduction of library hours
  • Fewer programs and limited story time for children
  • Fewer staff member to help patrons
  • Limited number of new books and magazines
  • Smaller ebook/digital collection

Download the complete fact sheet here: Library Fact Sheet 12.8.15.