Outreach Programs

Partnerships with Girls, Inc., A-OK, and other organizations extend the reach of the Library to children throughout Santa Barbara.

The Endowment funds a Children’s Community Outreach Coordinator whose work touches the lives of over 30,000 children in our community each year. Outreach programs are always free and welcome public participation.

Outreach staff visit preschools every month to provide entertaining and literacy-rich story time, and visit after-school care sites to give workshops encouraging students to read aloud with friends.

Some of the most recent Outreach Programs include:

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
  • Full STEAM Ahead
  • Preschool through High School Class Visits
  • Informal Childcare Provider Outreach and Education
  • Reading Ambassadors
  • Low-Income Housing Site Visits

To learn more, please contact us at 805.689.2448 or email.

Alan Brumberger is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Brumberger was 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.