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Tiny library art project launches tour in Santa Barbara County

Posted: 3:18 PM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 18:31:14-05
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A tiny library public art project is on tour in Santa Barbara County.

Six outdoor sculptural libraries will travel to public libraries in Goleta, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, New Cuyama, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

You can check them out from mid-January through April.

In 2019, the County Office of Arts and Culture commissioned artist Douglas Lochner to produce six brightly-colored public art “libraries” shaped as life-sized punctuation marks to be put on display on State Street in Santa Barbara.

After the successful completion of the exhibition, the Arts Commission voted to fund the transportation of the sculptures to public libraries countywide. They're slated to return to State Street in summer 2020.

“We hope the Tiny Libraries enjoy the same popularity they had on State Street, and serve as a reminder that the Public Library is a gateway to even more books, as well as community education classes, digital content, and more that spark curiosity and further learning,” said Jessica Cadiente, Library Director for Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria.