Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries Launch YouTube Channel

Prize Drawing for First 100 Subscribers

While the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries are excited to now offer Sidewalk Service to allow patrons to borrow library materials, their programming remains completely virtual for the time being. In addition to being able to access digital content such as programs and tutorials on the library’s website and Facebook pages, community members can now tune in via YouTube to enjoy a variety of online programs for all ages, including upwards of three storytimes each week in English and Spanish, live craft programs, virtual book clubs, and more! Plus, this year’s Summer Reading Program performances will be available online, through live streams and recordings that participants can enjoy from home.

Archives of recorded programs will also be available, including instructional how-to videos, staff-led storytimes, craft tutorials, and videos from Goleta community members reading stories aloud as part of the library’s ongoing Special Guest Storytime project.

Viewers can look forward to even more virtual programming as the Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries launch their Book to Action program (July 7 – August 21) centered on the book Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America by Britt Collins. Copies of the book are currently available for checkout at the Goleta, Buellton and Solvang libraries, and online programs including book discussions, adoption-themed storytimes, pet-related craft workshops, panelist presentations, and even a virtual visit from the author herself will be available to the community through the library’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages.

Staff at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries are looking forward to expanding the ways in which they are able to engage with their communities, who they miss seeing during the ongoing library closures. In celebration of this new way of connecting via YouTube, the first 100 subscribers to the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Library YouTube Channel will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon eGift card, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Goleta Valley Library.

Click here to subscribe today to enjoy fantastic content and to be entered to win!