Goleta Valley Library Bookvan Off to Impressive Start

Updated Schedule Released

The Goleta Valley Library Bookvan is off to an impressive start providing new library services to the Isla Vista community. Since the Bookvan rolled into Isla Vista on October 4, 2021, it has served more than 1,000 people. These patrons have been getting library cards, books, audiovisual materials, Library of Things items, technology, craft kits for kids, honor system books, free books, and more.

Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries Director Allison Gray said, “The new Bookvan has been a wonderful experience. Watching the children’s faces as they pick up their free take-home craft kits is priceless. It’s also been great getting to know the residents of Isla Vista and know that we are making a difference for them.”

Due to Daylight Saving Time, the Bookvan schedule has been modified, but will continue to operate Monday through Friday with a repeating schedule every two weeks. Stops include: Isla Vista Friendship Manor, St. George’s Teen Center, IV Community Center, Storke Community Center, Estero Park, Studio Plaza Apartments, Sea Lookout Park, Perfect Park, UCSB Early Childhood, West Campus Playground, and Isla Vista Elementary School. The schedule is available here on the Library’s website. The Bookvan will continue its service in Isla Vista through the holidays with only a few days off; please check the calendar for those days.

To hear more about the Goleta Valley Library Bookvan, watch the special ribbon cutting ceremony held on October 4, 2021, at the Isla Vista Community Center.

Pictured: Goleta Valley Library staff in front of Bookvan, left-to-right: Kiara Pacheco, Nicole Bury, Sharon Nigh, and Allison Gray

New Library Bookvan Schedule