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Santa Barbara Public Library


Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) is a department of the City of Santa Barbara. With your library card, you can borrow books, DVDs, Blu-rays, eBooks, digital audiobooks and more. Check out our calendar for classes & events for learners of all ages. All of our library classes and events are free and open to the public. 

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Jan. 26, 2022

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Despite Challenges of the Pandemic, SBPL Finds Creative Ways to Support Caregivers of Young Children

2021 was a year full of unexpected challenges for families, caregivers and young children. Pandemic conditions undermined opportunities for little ones to learn social skills and for parents and caregivers to seek support from their community. 

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Jan. 25, 2022

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SBPL’s Spanish Outreach Team Helps Shape Spanish-Language Programming

The Santa Barbara Public Library has launched an initiative to help assess how it can improve services to better meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking community. The Spanish Outreach Team has been collaborating with local organizations...

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