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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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SB Reads 2022


Jul. 14, 2022

Summer Reading Kickoff at the park

Summer Reading 2022 Kick Off

SBPL kicked off Summer Reading 2022: Stories Unfold on Saturday, June 11 at Kids World Alameda Park. The event celebrated the beginning of summer with performances and hula lessons from a real life circus performer, complimentary Kona Ice snow cones for participants, activities with friends from MOXI and SB Natural History Museum.

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Jul. 14, 2022

Sojourner Kincaide Rolle holding her new book

Santa Barbara Public Library Honors Juneteenth

This summer, SBPL honored Juneteenth by highlighting our local Black community. Former Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaide Rolle shared her recently published picture book, Free At Last: A Juneteenth Poem, illustrated by Alex Bostic. The free verse poem traces the story of the first Juneteenth to contemporary celebrations.

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