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February Newsletter
Your Gift Will Open Doors in 2021
Grab n' Go
Sidewalk Service
Thank You to Our Generous Year-End Donors

$2,500.00 - $10,000.00+
Nathan and Anna Alldredge
The Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Gunther & Mary Jane Baumgartner
Alberta F. Binns
The Cheeryble Foundation
City National Bank
Emily and Dan Engel
Anne and Randall Howard
Jackie Inskeep
La Arcada
Robert and Elizabeth Manger
Jack Mithun & Mercedes Millington
Montecito Bank & Trust
The Towbes Group

$1,000.00 - $2,499.00
Jean Ballantyne
Susan and Claude Case
Glen and Angela Charles
Marni and Michael Cooney
Ann and Jeff Frank
Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library
Anna and David Grotenhuis
Milton Hess
Jim and Chana Jackson
Linda Lorenzen
Steve and Cindy Lyons
Roy Martinez
Santa Barbara Beautiful

John C. Woodward

$500.00 - $999.00
Chris and Anita Anderson
Scott and Ella Brittingham
Linda Burrows
Carol and Alan Brumberger
Sallie Watling Coughlin
Robert and Christine Emmons
Manny and Marilyn Flekman
Mary Ann Froley
Katy Graham
Patricia T. and Donald W Green, Jr.
Susan and Gary Gulbransen
John and Janet Kruger
Austin Lampson
Alixe and Mark Mattingly
Robert and Maria Rendon-Giaimo
Maryan Schall
Starr Siegele and Larry Feinberg
Tim and Martha Townsend
Lawrence Wallin and Kathy Scroggs
Laura and Geof Wyatt
Alex R Zeigler

$250.00 - $499.00
Bernadette Bagley
Barbara Ben Horin
Kati and Peter Buehler
Laura Capps
Nancy and Frederic Golden
Lynn and Roger Karlson
Valarie and Bob Montgomery
Pam Maines
Steve and Carol Newman

Jean Reiche
Sandy Schoolfield & Jon Kechejian
Alexis and Mike Weaver

$100.00 - $249.00
Gerald Theatres Abrams
Phyllis and Steven Amerikaner
Mark Asman
Stephen and Marsha Barr
Michael and Beth Bartlett
Mary Becker
Brenda Bernu-Reheem
Bob and Patty Bryant
Julia and Jim Burge
Jessica Cadiente
Lois Capps
Kristin Frascella
Bob and Pat Fulmer
Jon Glasoe
Lisa Green
Mark and Sally Hamilton
Sandra Hirsch
Barbara and Joe Howell
Lucy and Don Hromadka
Seth Kaplan
Irene Kelly
William Korchinski and Cynthia Withers 
Ruth Kyes
Irene Macias
Elizabeth Matthews
Brooke McDermott
Marni and Sears McGee
Arthur and Carolyn Merovick
Myra Nicholas
Seth and Barbara Olitzky
Beatrice Oshika
Kendall Pata and Anders Bergstrom
Elberta Pate
Karen and Carl Payatt
Susan F. Petrovich
Karen and Joe Peus
Helen and John Rydell
Marion Schoneberger
Jennifer and Jeremy Stein
James and Joyce Tamborello
Karen Telleen-Lawton
Caroline Thompson
Beth and Kevin Thornton
Jace Turner
Mackenzie Wildman

$10.00 - $99.00
Karine Anderson
Nicole Biergiel
Juanita Carney
Steven Gilbar and Inge Gatz
Judy Gough
Thao Huynh
Jack and Bonnie Orr
John and Mary Johnson
Frank Lazorchik
Jill Mackay
Barbara Marx
Pedro Nava
Stephanie and Tres Riordan
Elizabeth Blake and Burt Romotsky
Terre and Frank Sanitate
Abigail Schott
Marsha and Miles Standish
Jim and Colleen Sterne
Mary Ellen and Dennis Wylie
David Yager

Thank YOU for Supporting the
Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation
and SB Reads 2020 this Giving Season
SB Reads 2020 invited community members to explore creativity together, virtually, by reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, interacting with the author during a live Q&A, attending creative workshops with local artists, and exploring storytelling with Connecting Thru Sign Language.

Author Elizabeth Gilbert joined the Santa Barbara Public Library for live Zoom visits sponsored by donors like YOU and the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. Thank you!

By the Numbers
Total SB Reads:Create! Participation 3,679 interactions that encompass people receiving a book, participating in programming, and/or viewing SB Reads programming content online.

● 350 copies in English
● 50 copies in Spanish

Author Events
● Student Q&A 111 students and teachers
Santa Barbara High School Visual Arts and Design Academy
Alta Vista Middle College
● Public Event Live: 195
● Public Event Recording: 506 views
● VIP Event: 27

Artist Workshops
● Individual Workshop Sessions held: 15
● Total attendees: 104
If you have already made your end-of-year donation, thank you for helping the Santa Barbara Public Library reach new heights. If you have not, we invite you to generously donate to the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation!
We Open Doors to...Library Lovers Month Books
Every month we bring you suggested books to inspire your next read! Recommendations are brought to you by librarian Molly Wetta.

February is Library Lovers’ Month, and since we know all of you love the library, our featured books recommendations are all about libraries. 
The Lions of 5th Avenue
by Fiona Davis 

Davis beautifully evokes the magic of the New York Public Library in this historical mystery with dual timelines. In 1913, the wife of the superintendent of the Manhattan landmark library pursues a career as a journalist and contributes to the burgeoning feminist and suffragist movement. In 1993, her descendants are still entwined in the library, now as a curator of rare books. When valuable books in the archive go missing, the mystery of the missing volumes amps up. For fans of Paula McClain and stories of family secrets. 
The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig

All of us have probably wondered what our lives would have turned out like if we’d made a different decision somewhere along the way. In Haig’s latest book, a woman with many regrets has the chance to read the story of what her life might have been in the “midnight library” and comes to realize what makes life worth living. Despite exploring the dark topics, Haig’s novel is a whimsical and uplifting novel about finding joy and purpose in life. 
by Yuyi Morales

There is little more inspiring than introducing the power of libraries to children. While there are many picture books that feature libraries, two favorites are Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, which documents the author-illustrators experiencing as an immigrant in America, including taking her young child to the library. The gorgeous illustrations and moving story of the magic found in a neighborhood library never fail to bring a tear to my eye. 
Consider Your Legacy
How can you support the Santa Barbara Public Library and ensure its growth and sustainability in the future?

If you would like information on how you can designate the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation as the beneficiary of a gift from your estate plan or will, please contact
Note from Lauren Trujillo, Foundation Director
Thank you for your continued support for our Santa Barbara Public Library and community.

While I miss the day to day activity of the Santa Barbara Public Library, I am reminded that the Library has always been a place of change and growth. From its online services to the now available Grab n' Go services, the Library is providing thousands of patrons with free access to much-needed tools, information, and of course, books.

The public library remains a place where all are welcome!
Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation

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