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.

In collaboration with city and neighborhood partners, the Foundation is raising funds to level and beautify the Library Plaza, improve accessibility and safety, and create a venue for festivals, performances, games, children’s programs, and more.

The revitalized Library Plaza will be also available for rental, providing a valuable revenue stream for the Library and attracting community activities and dynamic events to the heart of the city.

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 is 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.