Madi’s Treasure Box Brings Prizes and Inspiration to Libraries

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Madi and friends (courtesy photo)
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Source: City of Goleta

Madi Wilson, a third-grader in Solvang, is gifting the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries with her special "World Changer" pencil sets to use as prizes for the libraries' current Winter Reading Challenge, Books Like Us. "Giving the pencils makes my heart so happy, like a burst of confetti!  I want all the kids to know that they matter to the world,” said Madi.

Through her non-profit  Madi's Treasure Box, Madi and her mother Vashti are realizing a mission to provide multicultural tools promoting literacy and inclusion to schools and libraries across the United States

“Madi and her inspiring mission are a perfect fit for our Winter Reading program, Books Like Us, and we are so grateful they've reached out to us,” said Carey McKinnon, Solvang Library Branch Supervisor.  

Soon the libraries will also be able to offer patrons books from Madi's Treasure Box collection, as the nonprofit is working to donate books to all three libraries: Goleta, Solvang and Buellton. More details on that will be forthcoming as the books arrive at the libraries!

"World Changer” Pencil Sets (courtesy photo)


Meanwhile, readers of all ages can sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, which began on January 1st, at, or download the free app for Apple and Android devices to log your books on the go. The six week program for children, teens and adults will run through February 13th, with other prizes donated by Blender’s, Chili's, The Home Depot, Islands, Mesa Burger, Miner's Ace Hardware, and Sprouts, as well as by the respective Friends of the Library of Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, and Buellton. Learn more about the Winter Reading Challenge here:

For more information on programs and events at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries, see the calendar at or check out the Facebook pages of the different Library branches at,

Start off 2021 with the transformational power of reading!

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