Summer at the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries

Jun 08, 2020

Dear Santa Ynez Valley Library Community:

Summer is here!  Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates, and their teachers, who worked through a very different and challenging end of the school year!  Congratulations also to our business community who've made it through a very rough Spring!

Programming news:

We are very happy to announce that DIG DEEPER: Read, Investigate, Discover! The Summer Reading program for ALL AGES started this weekend and will go through August 1st. Sign up online!  Thanks to local businesses and organizations who are offering prizes for this program!  We're still gathering prizes and will publicize a list of our wonderful literacy partners next week.

Patrons in the Santa Ynez Valley may not have realized that your libraries have been, and will continue to offer, these online services:

Craft Kits for Children - Request a free craft kit for your children!

Check-in With a Librarian - Have a staff member call you!

Live Tech Tutoring - Schedule a one-on one online session to assist with your technology questions

Solvang and Buellton libraries will continue to offer online Storytimes, Book clubs, Investors Roundtable, Writer's Workshop, Crafternoons, and more.  New this summer is a Youth Writers workshop in June! Several special online performances are scheduled for both children and adults!  Please check the library website or our branch Facebook pages for dates and times.  Many thanks to the Friends of the Library of Santa Ynez Valley for funding our performers.

Partial branch reopening:

The libraries will begin offering sidewalk service as of Tuesday June 16.  

Patrons will be able to place holds on materials from the Goleta, Buellton and Solvang libraries as of June 12.

Our bookdrops will open soon for returned materials- Solvang as of June 9, Buellton TBA

Please be patient with our staff as we work through details.  We can't wait to see you again!

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