Winter Reading Program in Full Swing

The 2023 Winter Reading Program at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries is happening now through February 28th! Community members of all ages are invited to participate in the categories for children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme of “Reading Makes You Bright!” encourages readers of all ages to expand their horizons through our collection of books and online materials.

To participate, simply complete one entry ticket per book that you read during the program. Then, enter your tickets into the prize drawing boxes for your age group at your local branch for a chance to win exciting prizes in our weekly drawings! Plus, all the tickets submitted during the program will be entered into a grand prize drawing for everyone who participated. Entry boxes are available at the Goleta Valley Library, the Isla Vista Bookvan, Solvang Library and Buellton Library.

You can read in whatever format you like best, including print books, graphic novels, eBooks, and audiobooks. Children who are not yet reading may be read to by their parents or caregivers. We have started to receive new books again for the first time in several months, so there has never been a better time to visit your library and discover your next great read! While you’re here, check out our Black History Month displays to browse our collection of titles that celebrate this important month.

The Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries would like to thank the generous sponsors of the 2023 Winter Reading Program: California Pizza Kitchen, Elegant Nails, the Friends of the Goleta Valley Library, Islands Burgers, Jersey Mike’s, Los Agaves, Miner’s Ace Hardware, South Coast Montessori, and Trader Joe’s.

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