Your Summer of Reading is Here!

The 2022 Summer Reading Program runs through July 30th at the Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries

The 2022 Summer Reading Program is happening now and will run for eight weeks through Saturday, July 30th. The program is being held completely in-person for the first time in two years and includes participation categories for children, teens, and adults. We are also excited to welcome back our teen volunteers, who help make the program a success!

“We are really excited to be holding our Summer Reading Program in person once again this summer,” said Elizabeth Saucedo, Children’s Librarian at Goleta Valley Library. “It’s fantastic to see our community come together to enjoy the gift of reading with us!”

To get started, simply stop by the Goleta Valley Library, Isla Vista Bookvan, Buellton Library, or Solvang Library, where you can pick up a Youth or Teen reading log to record the great books you read this summer. Bring back your log to tell us about your reading and receive your prizes! Adult participants can enter one ticket into our weekly prize drawings for every book you read during the program.

There will be live shows throughout the summer for patrons of all ages to enjoy. We will kick off our family entertainment with a dazzling magic show by Shawn McMaster on Saturday, June 11th. Catch the show at Solvang Library at 10:00 a.m. or at Goleta Valley Library at 2:00 p.m. Visit to check out our Events Calendar to see everything we have planned, including puppet shows, concerts, crafts, and more!

Click here for a list of the events and prizes included in the Summer Reading Program at Goleta Valley Library. Visit your local branch to learn more about the specific events and prizes offered at each location.

Are you interested in being a Teen Volunteer this summer? Join our awesome crew! Email Elizabeth at to sign up and receive training.

The Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries would like to wholeheartedly thank the many local businesses and organizations whose generous prize contributions will motivate participants to keep reading all summer long. The 2022 Summer Reading Program sponsors include: Albertson’s, Bennett’s Toys & Educational Materials, Blenders in the Grass, California Electric Supply, Chipotle, Friends of the Goleta Valley Library, Friends of the Library of Santa Ynez Valley, Golf ‘N’ Stuff, Ice in Paradise, Isla Vista Food Co-op, Island Burgers, Kyle’s Kitchen, Los Arroyos, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Ocean Nails & Spa, Old Town Coffee, Pattibakes, Pollofino, Powell-Peralta, Santa Barbara Axxess, South Coast Deli, South Coast Montessori, South Coast Railroad Museum – Goleta Depot, UCSB Gauchos, and Wingstop. We appreciate your support of our program!