Goleta Valley Library Now Offering Grab-N-Go Bags

Pick Up a Bag of Paperbacks for Children, Teens and Adults

The Goleta Valley Library is thrilled to offer an additional way for patrons to enjoy reading material with a new Grab-N-Go service available during Sidewalk Service hours. Patrons can stop by the library on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and request a bag of paperbacks from the staff member at the Sidewalk Service station outside the library entrance. Library staff will bring your prepackaged bag of books to the table located outside the library’s main doors.

The paperbacks, which are not checked out to patrons’ accounts and have no due date, may be returned whenever readers are finished with them. Library staff is very excited to offer a variety of genres for different interests, with adult and teen bags separated by genre and children’s bags separated by reading level.

The following Grab-N-Go options are currently available for pickup at Goleta Valley Library:


  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Romance/Historical
  • Assortment (Fiction/Nonfiction)


  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fantasy


  • Picture Books (Pre-K and below)
  • Beginning Reader (Grades K-1)
  • In-Between (Grades 2-3)
  • Chapter Books (Grades 4-6) – Realistic Fiction or Fantasy

Safety Guidelines for Pickup

Please note that all visitors to the library must comply with social distancing rules. To receive service, everyone must wear a face covering and line up six feet apart on the sidewalk leading up to the library’s front walkway. Library staff follow public health safety guidelines, wearing face coverings and gloves, and an apron if they are emptying the book drops. Please be respectful of other patrons and do not come to the library if you are feeling ill. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

We hope you enjoy all of the materials you borrow from the library! Visit www.GoletaValleyLibrary.org for updates and information regarding library services, operations, and programming. If you have questions, please contact the library via email at goletavalleylibrary@cityofgoleta.org or by telephone at (805) 964-7878.