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 […]

Good Neighbors
By Kim Crail   |   January 16, 2020

Saying hello, bumping into someone in line, knowing the cashier’s name, seeing people and being seen – these are all components of social infrastructure, studied by sociologist Eric Klinenberg and fleshed out in his book Palaces for the People. These everyday affinities are part of what makes public library life so vital, keeping us civil […]


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By Kim Crail   |   November 14, 2019

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By Kelly Herrick   |   October 17, 2019

Next Thursday, October 24, Montecito residents are invited to learn about how the Montecito Library is currently funded, and learn about several options the County is considering for the future, as the library has been facing some serious financial issues under the current system. “It’s one of the biggest issues we’ve been working on since […]

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By Kim Crail   |   October 17, 2019

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New Ramp at Montecito Library
By Kelly Herrick   |   April 11, 2019

Library patrons and attendees at Montecito Association meetings have surely noticed the new ADA ramp that allows for better access to Montecito Hall and Montecito Library, which was completed in March. “It’s really exciting for us,” said senior library technician Kim Crail.  The need for the ramp was prompted by a Letter to the Editor […]