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The City of Santa Barbara's construction projects at Central Library at 40 E. Anapamu Street have progressed to the point that will allow families to access the Children's Library on the Lower Level beginning Friday, November 18, 2022. 
November 17, 2022
In 2022, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, Emma Trelles, was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.…
October 20, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library invites the community to attend the first poetry reading of the 14th season of The Mission Poetry Series in the Faulkner Gallery at Central Library at 40 E Anapamu on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 1 PM. The…
October 19, 2022
The Santa Barbara Public Library will host a three-session tutor training in October to continue to support struggling students through the SBPL…
September 29, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library is a recipient of a significant investment of funding for infrastructure improvements from the California State Library. Governor Newsom announced $254 million in grants to public libraries in 172 cities across…
September 17, 2022
Make a difference in someone’s life — become a Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor at Santa Barbara Public Library!
September 10, 2022
Job seekers will have the opportunity on September 28th from 3-6 PM to connect with over 50 employers with immediate openings in the greater Santa Barbara area. Interested job seekers that are looking for new careers are…
September 9, 2022
Construction continues at the Central Library, but Library staff are pleased to announce that the main level of the Library will be open for holds pick up and browsing collections of all physical library materials, including children’s and…
August 31, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library is offering paid internship positions for teens at the Central and Eastside Libraries. Over the course of two years, SBPL will recruit teens for five seasonal cohorts of five interns. 
August 30, 2022
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