The Goleta Valley Library is excited to share its newest program, Special Guest Storytime. The library has collaborated with valued community members to record themselves reading a favorite picture book for the library’s young patrons. New readings will be available every Friday beginning today, May 22, on the Goleta Valley Library website and via Facebook (@GoletaValleyLibrary). Listeners will hear stories from City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte, members of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Graduate Students in UCSB’s Classics Department, and more.
Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “I absolutely love the library and was thrilled that they would ask me to launch their Special Guest Storytime program. I chose one of my favorite books, “Silly Sally,” by Audrey Wood. I read this book regularly to my daughters growing up, and now to my grandchildren. I am honored to now be able to read it to all of you.”
Allison Gray, Goleta Valley Library Director, said, “It’s been so much fun bringing these stories to life with members of the community. It’s hard not seeing all the smiling faces in the library, but I’m glad we can stay connected in other ways as we continue following the Governor’s stay-at-home guidelines. My staff and I hope these readings will lift spirits through literacy and serve as a reminder that we are all in this together.”