Tiny Library Coming to Goleta

There will soon be a new library in town. The City is working with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission to host a “Tiny Library” in front of the Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Avenue). The Tiny Libraries exhibit, by artist Douglas Lochner, is the result of a partnership between the Arts Commission and the City of Santa Barbara. It consists of six bright, life-sized, functional art “libraries” in the shape of punctuation marks distributed along State Street through October 2019.

The Arts Commission is working to bring these works of art to libraries throughout the County, and beginning in mid-November, the “Hashtag” will be outside of Goleta Valley Library. Library staff will stock the Hashtag with books for all ages. These books are free to the public, and individuals are also encouraged to leave books to donate to other readers. The colorful Hashtag will be displayed on the landing space in front of the Library for six months. Follow the Library on Facebook (@GoletaValleyLibrary) and Instagram (goletavalleylibrary) for updates as Goleta moves closer to getting its own tiny library.

More information about the Tiny Libraries program is available at www.sbac.ca.gov/tinylibraries.

In case you didn’t know, Kindergarten – 5th graders can get FREE homework help at Goleta Valley Library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:15 p.m. Homework can be stressful and overwhelming for students and parents. We encourage you to take advantage of this amazing service. Also, with a library card, students of all ages can get tutoring help online with Brainfuse HelpNow.