This month the Goleta Valley Library has some festive, seasonal programming planned for all ages to enjoy. Read below for details on our crafts, reading programs, and more. Plus, visit our online events calendar for information on recurring favorites, such as the Mystery Book Club, children’s storytimes, live online author talks, tech tutoring sessions, and more. We hope to see you soon at Goleta Valley Library!
In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Program
Now through November 8th
Children will receive an award of one free hamburger or cheeseburger for reading five books or 300 minutes, up to three awards! See your local branch for details.
Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop for Adults & Teens
Saturday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a pumpkin centerpiece workshop at Goleta Valley Library! In this fun class you will create a fall centerpiece that will last all month long. Bring a pumpkin for yourself and several succulent cuttings to use and share with others. Reserve your space for this beautiful holiday centerpiece class by calling (805) 964-7878 or register in-person at the circulation desk.
Picture Book Month: Scavenger Hunt & Activity Station
Wednesday, November 1st – Thursday, November 30th
Find your favorite Picture Book Characters at Goleta Valley Library! Participate in the library’s scavenger hunt, get an awesome bookmark with your favorite character, and receive a prize drawing ticket for a chance to win lots of picture book bundles, stuffed animals, mugs, posters, and more! The Scavenger Hunt will change every week, giving kids four chances to enter the prize drawing. (Prizes will be drawn at the end of the month and winners will be contacted soon after.) While you’re here, check out the Picture Book Activity Station to make your own picture books and bookmarks, complete crossword puzzles and word searches, and enjoy themed coloring pages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Goleta Valley Library.
Children’s Thanksgiving Craft
Saturday, November 18th, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Happy Crafts-giving! Stop by Goleta Valley Library for a delightful afternoon making Thanksgiving cards, décor, and more!
Holiday Cards for the Elderly
November 28th – December 20th
Children and teens are invited to make holiday cards for local nursing home patients and light up their holidays!
November Holiday Closures
The Goleta Valley Library, located at 500 N. Fairview Avenue, is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This month, the library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.