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Meet the Author
Beverly Cleary
Eric Carle
Jan Brett
Order in the Library Game
Authors & Illustrators
Newberry Medal Winners
Caldecott Medal Winners
Santa Barbara Public Library

Foothill Library is home to over 16,000 children’s books ranging from classics to Harry Potter and Ancient Egypt to Space Exploration. Classes visit the library once a week for story readings, library instruction, and book check-out. The library is also open during recess and lunch for studying and check-out. In recent years, the Foothill PTA has sponsored summer library hours, making it possible for families to check out books during the summer months.Foothill Library is automated for check-out and return of books. The library receives generous support from the PTA for the purchase of new books. This is partially funded through fall and spring book fairs, as well as through direct parent donations. Through the PTA, our Library Media Specialist, Karen Pickford, also pre-selects books for the “Adopt-a-Book” program. This program allows families to purchase desired books for the library in honor of a special occasion (such as a birthday) or person (such as a teacher or parent). Each book receives a special label indicating the donor and occasion inside the book.Foothill has added the popular reading management program, Accelerated Reader. In the Accelerated Reader program, students take a short comprehension quiz after reading a book. Points are maintained in the system and small prizes given for reaching point goals.Library volunteers are always needed, either for regular weekly assignments, or for an occasional special project. If you enjoy the peacefulness of the library, and being surrounded by books, stop by to see what you can do.

The Foothill Library welcomes new students and parents to come in for a visit. The library overlooks “the bowl”, Foothill’s famous hill, in the most peaceful spot on campus.

What Should I Read?

“In today’s world of modern technology, there is still no better preparation for a life of success than a solid literary background,” said State Superintendent Delaine Eastin.

The California Department of Education has released a collection of recommended reading for children and adolescents. The list reflects the quality and complexity of materials students should be reading both at school and outside of the classroom.

To view the list, go to the California Department of Education’s Web site at: