We Open Doors

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation supports the Santa Barbara Public Library by funding large-scale initiatives.

COURTESY OF CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

Current Projects

The Foundation funds vital renovation projects at the Central Library, including the Plaza Project, Teen Center, and a refurbished Second Floor Patio.

The Endowment

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation funds the Children’s Library Endowment, allowing the library to run over 200 outreach programs each month.

Our Community

Our public libraries are vital community centers in times of disaster. The Foundation supports the Library’s relief efforts with critical funding.

Current Projects

The Foundation funds vital renovation projects at the Central Library, including the Plaza Project, Teen Center, and a refurbished Second Floor Patio.

The Endowment

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation funds the Children’s Library Endowment, allowing the library to run over 200 outreach programs each month.

Our Community

Our public libraries are vital community centers in times of disaster. The Foundation supports the Library’s relief efforts with critical funding.

The Santa Barbara
Children’s Library

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation raised over $4.6 million dollars to build a new Children’s Library and to create a supporting endowment at the Central Library.

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30,000

The number of children served by library outreach programs annually.

200

The number of monthly outreach initiatives made possible by the Foundation’s endowment support.

207,000

Children’s books checked out annually at the new Children’s Library.

COURTESY OF CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

We Open Doors

Help the Foundation fund large-scale initiatives for the Library.
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Our Mission

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation supports the Santa Barbara Public Library by funding large-scale initiatives.

Alan Brumberger is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Brumberger is the Chief Executive Officer and General Securities Principal for Emerald Point Capital, LLC a FINRA Registered Broker Dealer in New York. He has held numerous leadership positions and Board memberships in various philanthropic organizations and investment banking firms including President and CEO of Shearson American Express International Limited, the firm’s international investment banking arm in London. He is excited to do his part to help the Santa Barbara Public Library continue and build upon its remarkable record of being a fundamental community resource in broadening our citizens’ literacy.

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation is committed to supporting our Santa Barbara Public Library and community during this difficult time. We hope you’re staying healthy and taking steps to protect your family.

 

Since you're not able to visit the Library, the Library is coming to you through digital resources and SBPL Delivers, a new service allowing patrons to request books or other materials that the Library delivers to you via USPS media mail. Shipping is generously funded by the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation.

 

Click here to learn more about how you can support Santa Barbara Public Library initiatives!