Now that the renovated main floor of the Santa Barbara Library is open, you can not only read and borrow books but eat at a corner table, with a view of the courthouse.
Yes, eat. Another rule gets trashed! One section is furnished with tables and chairs on a polished surface, all the better to clean up scraps.
The remodeled main floor is spacious and has new furnishings, a tech center, an adult reading center, and glassed-in space for special events.
There’ll be a grand opening on Sunday, September 13, noon to 4 p.m., along with a grand opening for the new Children’s Library on the lower level.
For that, there’ll be music, refreshments, face-painting, entertainers, and a ribbon-cutting. All free and open to the public.