Meet Goleta Valley Library’s New Children’s Librarian

Kaeley Christensen has strong ties to Goleta as Librarian and Resident

The Goleta Valley Library has a new Children’s Librarian. Kaeley Christensen is a familiar face to the Goleta community having worked the past five years as the Library Media Specialist for Mountain View Elementary School in the Goleta Union School District.  She has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State and brings a wealth of experience to the position. As an added bonus, Kaeley is a longtime patron of Goleta Valley Library herself and understands the importance of creating a nurturing and welcoming environment for children and families at this cherished community hub.

City of Goleta’s Neighborhood Services Director said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Kaeley Christensen join our team as the new Goleta Valley Library Children’s Librarian. Kaeley has a wonderful background with elementary school-aged children and parents during her time at Mountain View school. She will be responsible for overseeing youth services at Goleta Valley Library, including programming, collection development, and outreach.”

Kaeley said “As a longtime member of the community, the Goleta Valley Library holds a special place in my heart, and I am incredibly honored to be in this role, serving our young patrons. I look forward to planning new events, as well as supporting all the well-loved programming already in place. I can’t wait to meet everyone and help you find your next favorite book!”

As the Children’s Librarian, Kaeley also does story times and hosts field trips.

When Kaeley isn’t busy at the library, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones.

Please join us in giving Kaeley a warm welcome as she brings her creative storytelling skills and passion for education to our community. Be sure to say hello next time you’re at the Goleta Valley Library!

The Goleta Valley Library, located at 500 N. Fairview Avenue, provides essential library services to the City of Goleta as well as the unincorporated County areas of the greater Goleta Valley, Isla Vista, Hope Ranch, and Gaviota