More than Books

Libraries are community hubs, providing critical access to literacy for learners of all ages and backgrounds. The new Library Plaza will be an extension of the Library itself and allow the Library to bring its free educational and cultural resources onto an accessible, outdoor place.


  • Early literacy classes
  • Bilingual Storytime
  • Baby and Me Storytime
  • Music and Movement classes


  • Magic Shows,
  • Animal displays (Zoo to You)
  • Theatrical performances
  • Public Art Exhibit
  • Art on the Plaza
  • Movies


  • SB Reads
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Harry Potter’s birthday
  • Earth Day
  • Star Wars Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Library Comic Con
  • Summer Solstice


  • Opera SB
  • Gospel Music: Celebrating Black Culture
  • Local musicians
  • Music Academy of the West
  • Symphony
  • SB Music Club


  • History and art
  • Curated Cocktails
  • Know Before You Go
  • Social justice
  • Voter literacy
  • Social services
  • Panel discussions


  • Author readings
  • Poetry readings
  • Writers Workshops
  • Indy Author Day
  • Community Journaling


  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Dance and flamenco
  • Coffee & Crosswords
  • Bookclub meet-ups
  • Chess Tournaments
  • Crafts


  • Job Fairs
  • Volunteer Fairs
  • Health Fair


  • Game Nights
  • Tournaments


  • Book and Author
  • Children’s Authors & Illustrators
  • Readers Festival
  • Books and Brews
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Fiesta
  • Film Festival
  • Art & Poetry Festival
  • Fall Festival
  • Kidfest


  • STEAM/Maker Activities
  • Slime
  • Drones
  • Science Cafes
  • Master Gardeners


  • Weddings
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Vendor placement
  • Winter Holiday Village

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.