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Calling All Volunteers for the Great Migration

Calling all volunteers for the Great Migration! All items in the Carpinteria Library must have a new barcode affixed as we transition to an independent City library. There are currently 12,700 books, magazines, DVDs and more, and each one must have its Santa Barbara Public Library label blacked out, a new barcode attached, a new scan completed and the radio tag re-set. Each part of this project is simple, but it will take about 1,000 hours to do the job. We will have many hands making light work. Sign up with a friend, or make new friends during your shift!

The barcoding process will begin on March 15 and must be complete by April 15. If you have two hours to spare, we hope you will join the project, which is the single most time-consuming aspect of becoming an independent library. The volunteer shifts will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Volunteers must be 16 years old or older, and high school students can receive community service hours for their time.

The work will be done in the library’s adjoining multipurpose room at 5141 Carpinteria Ave. Sign-ups can be made or in person at the Library or Friends of the Library Bookstore.