Tag archives: Lauren Trujillo

Santa Barbara Library Foundation
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 30, 2022

The Santa Barbara Library Foundation’s director Lauren Trujillo is in a celebratory mood.  The foundation’s $5.4 million capital campaign to revitalize the historic plaza at the Santa Barbara Library, a once bustling pedestrian thoroughfare that had fallen into disrepair, has been fully funded. The organization raised nearly 60 percent of the dollars from private contributions […]

Library Groundbreaking
By Montecito Journal   |   May 24, 2022

A new era for the Santa Barbara Public Library recently began as the City Council approved a $9.3 million contract for the construction of the new Michael Towbes Plaza. “The Library Plaza Campaign has made evident the importance of the public-private partnership that our City and County must continue to invest in and foster to […]

Leaving a Legacy at the Library
By Zach Rosen   |   February 15, 2022

The magic of the printed word is its lasting legacy. Books help preserve the wisdom of the past for the future, and if that is the case, then libraries can conjure all kinds of enduring impressions with the collective knowledge they contain. Of course, public libraries are more than just a collection of books – […]

Library Plaza to Honor Michael Towbes
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 29, 2021

At a hearing last week, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a proposal to name the soon-to-be revitalized library plaza at the Santa Barbara Public Library in honor of the late philanthropist, Michael Towbes.  The project to remodel the plaza, which is located between the library and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, has been […]