What We Fund

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation funds large-scale projects at the Central Library, including the Library Plaza Project, SB Reads, Teen Center, and a refurbished Second Floor Patio.

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation provides critical capital resources for our library. Join us in opening doors to literacy, technology, and lifelong learning at the cultural hub of Santa Barbara.

The Foundation’s funded projects include:

Library Plaza Project

The historic Library plaza at Santa Barbara’s Central Library is a community treasure and major pedestrian thoroughfare in dire need of restoration.

Teen Center

The Teen Center at the Central Library will be a self-contained space, designed and programmed by teens for teens.

Outdoor Patio

Currently inaccessible, the Second Floor Patio is a hidden gem. Once restored, a rooftop garden will be available for library patrons and for special events.

Anapamu & Faulkner Doors

The Foundation is raising funds to restore the Anapamu Street tympanum and the Art Deco mural over the exterior Faulkner Gallery doors.

The Endowment

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

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