The Future of Montecito Library
By Kelly Herrick   |   September 10, 2020

Next Monday, September 14, the City of Carpinteria’s Ad Hoc Library Committee and Working Group will make a presentation to the Carpinteria City Council, which could impact funding and management options for both Carpinteria and Montecito libraries. In response to a Request for Qualifications for Library Consulting Services by the City of Carpinteria issued last […]

On the Same Page
By Kim Crail   |   June 25, 2020

This summer, our amazing Youth Services team working out of Central created a new Summer Reading Program (SRP), making the most of reading at home and still providing lots of incentives and virtual programs for kids. Now you can get a library card for yourself and your family to use digital resources this summer while […]

 

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By Kim Crail   |   June 25, 2020

The burning question on everyone’s mind is, “When is the library going to open?” Currently, our book drops are open to accept returns on Mondays from 2:30-5:30 pm. We will be rolling out Sidewalk Service to check out holds at this location in early July. This service is currently available at the Central Library for […]

Picking a Winner
By Kim Crail   |   May 21, 2020

“What do you recommend? What should I read next?” At the library, it is easy to see what’s new and in demand, hear rave reviews or scathing critiques. I feel like I’m in the know, surrounded by booklovers. With this lengthy library closure, I thought it might be useful to share some “from home” tricks […]

Book It
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 16, 2020

Suzanne Cuddy has temporarily turned her Little Free Library – one of the charming stand-alone cabinets where people can take or leave books for personal use that have popped up all over town in recent years – into a Little Free Pantry. Folks stopping by location at 2124 Bath Street, close to Pueblo Street and […]

The Books Miss You!
By Kim Crail   |   April 16, 2020

In the absence of open hours and programs, our branch activity has come to a standstill. The Montecito Library has been closed to the public since March 13. That said, you can still access important library services including help with job search, applying for unemployment, answers to your reference questions, book delivery, digital services, and […]

Resources to Use While the Library is Closed
By Kim Crail   |   March 19, 2020

Montecito Library staff take the well being of our beloved community seriously. You are our people! For now, the Montecito Library is closed through April 5, encouraging social distancing and keeping spirits up. Here are some cheery photos taken recently at the library. We will miss seeing you. We are also passing along information that […]

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Montecito Library Book Club
By Kim Crail   |   February 13, 2020

Our discussion of Normal People by Sally Rooney last Saturday had no shortage of topics to unpack. Attendee Chris noted how well the book “exemplified the complexities of relationships between young adults” and Pat Musarra noted that it was a good study of “the growth of the two main characters and how they matured” over […]

Come One, Come All!
By Kim Crail   |   December 26, 2019

Oh, December. How you push us to extremes! The library is here to help everybody survive those trying times, hopefully bookended by stellar ones. As 2019 draws to a close, we’d like to thank our patrons for making our library work so interesting and wonderful. In return, here’s two tips that we’d like to share. […]