Both the Santa Barbara Library and the Goleta Library have summer reading programs.
The Goleta Summer Reading Program is fully online like last year, using the Beanstack site to keep track of the books. It is open to all ages. There will be events online listed at the library website.
The Goleta library is open for sidewalk service Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm and it will be open for up to 25 patrons inside for browsing for books, self-checkout as well as computer use or books for sale. Patrons are let in on the hour 20 minutes after, and 40 minutes after and can browse for up to 15 minutes. Solvang and Buellton Libraries have the same hours with sidewalk service and browsing (up to 6 patrons at Solvang and up to 5 at Buellton) as well as the same reading program through Beanstack.
The Santa Barbara Summer Reading Program is also tracked online, using the WandooReader site to keep track of the books for school aged children, teens and adults (younger children are encouraged to participate in the 1000 Books before Kindergarten). There will be events online and outdoors found on the library website. Kids can participate in a fun community based scavenger hunt and earn a free book.
Why it is a favorite: Earning free things
Location: Various (online this year)
Time Spent: Endless :)
Hours: See above
More info: see above
Special Events: Check the library websites Goleta and Santa Barbara
Kid Quotes: "The reading program is the best." 10 year old