There is still time to participate in the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries’ 2020 Book to Action program which runs through Friday, August 21st and ends with a Donation Drive for Local Animal Organizations. This year’s program centers around the moving true story Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man & Their Journey Across America by Britt Collins. Strays describes the incredible journey of Michael King, a homeless man living in Portland, Oregon who befriends a lost cat he names Tabor. As the two travel across several states and overcome many challenges together, they form a healing bond that speaks to the special connection that we share with our animal companions and the impact that rescuing an animal can have in a person’s life.
Book to Action is a community reading program in which members of the community read the same title collectively, participate in programs related to the themes of the book, and join their efforts to take action for a relevant cause through a culminating event at the end of the program. This year’s program will culminate with a Donation Drive for Local Animal Organizations held onsite at the Goleta, Solvang and Buellton libraries. Donations may be dropped off at the libraries during Sidewalk Service Hours from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m on Wednesdays – Saturdays. All donations will be quarantined and provided to A.S.A.P. and C.A.R.E.4Paws at the end of the month. Wish lists for these organizations can be found on the library website Donation Information page.
Copies of Strays are available for the community to borrow from the print and digital collections at the Goleta, Buellton and Solvang libraries. Virtual programs including storytimes, crafts, guest speakers and book discussions are scheduled through August 21st. Visit the Library Events Calendar for details.