Must-See October Programming at the Library

What do Jedi, Pete the Cat, and poetry have in common? You can find all of them at Goleta Valley Library this month! See our fantastic line-up of programming for the whole family below. Plus, check out details about our In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Program and the return of After-School Homework Help.

Teen Black-Out Poetry
Sunday, October 1st – Saturday, October 14th
Create a poem by selecting words and phrases from a page and removing the rest of the text. Pick up a page of text in the Teen Corner or use one of your own! Submit your finished poem for display in the library.

After-School Homework Help
Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kindergarten – 6th grade students can receive free, one-on-one help with their homework after school at the library. Service is provided on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is needed ahead of time. Our volunteer tutors are excited to help our local students finish the school year with success.

In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Program
October 7th – November 18th
Children will receive an award of one free hamburger or cheeseburger for every five books read, up to three awards! See your local branch for details.

Bookworm Bingo for Kids
Friday, October 13th, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for some kid-friendly, bookish bingo! We’ll play four bingo rounds featuring titles and characters from children’s literature. Plus, there will be take-home gift baggies for all participants. Space is limited! Please sign up at the circulation desk or call 805-964-7878 to reserve a spot.

Star Wars Day
Saturday, October 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Meet your favorite Star Wars characters, enjoy crafts and activities, and find Baby Yoda on the shelf to win prizes!

Halloween Children’s Craft
Saturday, October 28th, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Calling all Goblins and Ghouls! Stop by Goleta Valley Library for a ghooostly good time and spend an afternoon making spook-tacular crafts! Costumes encouraged!

Find Pete on the Shelf! Halloween Edition
Saturday, October 28th, Sunday, October 29th, Tuesday, October 31st, All Day

Pete the Cat is dressed up for Halloween and playing Hide and Seek at Goleta Valley Library! Find where he is hiding to get a treat!

Trick, Treat, and Read!
Tuesday, October 31st, All Day
Stop by the library and get a fun treat and check out a great book to read! Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!

Check out the online Events Calendar for all our recurring programs, including storytimes, the Writers’ Workshop, book clubs and more!