PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Help Your Library Win $25,000

Vote Online for Library Literacy Programs Until October 21

Support a great cause…from your computer! The Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library System is a finalist in Verizon’s Check Into Literacy grant program.

Winners of these grants, worth up to $25,000, will be determined by online votes. All votes must be cast by online survey by Friday, October 21.

To vote, visit the Library’s website,, click the voting link, scroll to the bottom of the page, and choose “Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library” in the blue box. For a direct link, click

Please take a moment and support programs that have provided free reading help to thousands of your neighbors over the past quarter-century. Funding from Verizon California benefits all library branches within the Santa Barbara Public Library System! Last year, Verizon’s Check Into Literacy Program provided over $9,000 in support to library literacy programs in our community.

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