City of Goleta to Manage Santa Ynez Valley Libraries
Source: City of Goleta
Beginning July 1, 2019, the City of Goleta will not only be managing the Goleta Valley Library, but the Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries as well. It has been almost one year since the City took over direct management of the Goleta Valley Library in an effort to increase library services at reduced costs. Since July 1, 2018, the Goleta Valley Library has implemented new programs and services for children and adults, started a monthly e-newsletter, introduced the new Library of Things collection and opened the Jake Boysel Children’s Room.
“Goleta’s taking on management of the Goleta Valley Library has been relatively smooth,” said Mayor Paula Perotte. “I see a sense of renewed excitement when people talk about the services and resources available at our local library. And now we are excited to begin working with our neighbor libraries in the north.”
The libraries in the Santa Ynez Valley will transition from being managed by the City of Santa Barbara to being managed by the City of Goleta. Patrons currently registered at the Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez Libraries will need to get a new Santa Ynez Valley Libraries card in order to check out material or access electronic resources. The new cards will work at any public library in Santa Barbara County and are available from any of the library locations in the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as the Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta) and the Santa Barbara Central Library (40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara).
To help with the transition, books and materials at all Santa Ynez Valley library locations need to be re-labeled and re-barcoded. This task has been completed at the Solvang Library, but Buellton is still in need of volunteers. Please contact Judith Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.