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Santa Barbara Reads 2019| October 15- November 15 Each year Santa Barbara Reads reaches thousands of local residents by giving away thousands of free copies of the same book. Many related programs encourage people to discuss the book’s themes with neighbors, co-workers, and community members.The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation will be underwriting the SB Reads program again this year. Publisher’s Weekly called this year’s title, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a “tender, honest exploration of identity and sexuality, and a passionate reminder that love— whether romantic or familial—should be open, free, and without shame.” It is

Our public libraries are vital community centers in times of disaster. The Foundation supports the Library’s relief efforts with critical funding. During the Thomas Fire and debris flow, the Central Library provided 78 impromptu programs for children and youth.

Do you remember the name of your childhood librarian? What were your favorite books as a child? From T.C. Boyle to Lois Capps, everyone has a story about their first library experience.