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

Our Next Steps Campaign will launch 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 with our Next Steps Campaign.
Send us a message to learn more about the Foundation and how we are building a 21st-century library.

Our Mission

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