All Together Now! Summer Reading Program July Events

The Summer Reading Program started off strong in June with hundreds of readers of all ages enrolling in the fun-filled program that encourages community members to read their way through the summer months. Over 300 patrons attended our Magic Show with Shawn McMaster on June 15th! With exciting prizes to be earned and a full schedule of events still to be enjoyed through July 29th, there is something for everyone this summer at the Goleta Valley Library. We hope you will stop by to join the fun – read on to learn more!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop-Off: Friday, July 7 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pick-Up: Sunday, July 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Your favorite stuffed toy gets to explore the library at this fun sleepover! Drop them off on Friday afternoon, and when you pick them up on Sunday you will receive a goody bag and photos from their overnight adventure!

Luce Puppet Co. Presents: “Cinderella Builds Her Dream! An All-Dog Fairytale”
Saturday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fantastic puppet show from Luce Puppet Company! This is the fairy tale you know and love, but turned on its head with an all-dog cast and a do-it-yourself twist. Help Cinderella design and build her own way to her dream come true!

Mark Collier Magic Show
Saturday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.
This family-friendly show from world-renowned magician Mark Collier will entertain and delight magic fans of all ages! Join us for a spectacular performance and get inspired to try a few tricks of your own.

Summer Craft for Adults
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing summer-themed craft at the library! Register at the circulation desk or call Goleta Valley Library at (805) 964-7878 to save your seat.

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Visit for Adults & Teens
Sunday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.
Attend this special presentation in the Multipurpose Room to learn more about the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network and see how their important work brings to life our Summer Reading Program theme “All Together Now” every day of the year.

Juggler David Cousin
Saturday, July 29, 3:30 p.m.
Get ready to be amazed by the juggling talents of David Cousin! He holds five world records in juggling and has performed around the globe for audiences large and small. All ages will enjoy this spectacular show!

Final Day of the Summer Reading Program
Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Stop by the library to report your reading and earn your final prizes of the summer! If you’ve been saving your prize drawing slips, be sure to enter them into the box for your age category by 5:30 p.m. today. Congratulations on all your amazing reading this summer!

For more information on the Goleta Valley, Library, and all the great events happening there, go to To view upcoming programs at the Buellton and Solvang Libraries, please check our online calendar.

Pictured: Supervising Librarian Elizabeth Saucedo reading to stuffed animals at a previous stuffed animal sleepover event.