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Ribbon Cutting for the new Jake Boysel Room at Goleta Valley Library

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting of the Jake Boysel Room at the Goleta Library on Monday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. The popular children’s room at the Goleta Valley Library is now newly renovated and expanded and ready for our community to use.   

Funding for this project comes from the Friends of the Goleta Valley Library and a private donor, the Boysel Family. Jake Boysel was just 12 years old when he was tragically struck by a car while he was riding his bike to school on September 6, 2006, at the age of 12.  He passed away one day later. The room was renovated and named in Jake’s memory because of his love of reading and the Goleta Valley Library.

This much-loved area has been used for decades for children’s story-time and other fun activities. Due to the popularity of the library’s storytelling and reading programs, the room had become too small to accommodate its youngest patrons. The renovation has turned the area into a multi-purpose children’s activity room that meets accessibility guidelines, provides shelving space for books, and includes tables that can be used for children’s activities.

 Jake Boysel Ribbon Cutting