2019 Summer Reading and Activities Programs

The 2019 Summer Programs are available to patron of all ages. Program packets will be available for pick-up so avid readers can begin logging their reading.

The activities programs take place every Thursday, excluding July 4, at 2:30 p.m. Join us for entertaining and engaging activities, with this year’s program space-themed in honor of the 50th anniversary of the United States landing on the moon.

Activities will involve astrophysics and other cosmological education. Teens aged 13 and up are welcome to sign up and volunteer so long as spots are available. The activities programs take place at the Music Club Building behind the library at 215 W. Henrietta Ave.

Study Group and ACT/SAT Prep

Study Group is open to children, teens and adults. The library’s Children’s Services Department offers a quiet space filled with resources and computer program help to students and adults in our area.

Working together with your peers is encouraged.  Preparation is to coincide with the upcoming SAT test scheduled for Saturday, July 13.

Study Group will take place in the juvenile/youth area of the library on Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m.

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time is open to children aged birth to 5 years of age. Come join us for a variety of stories, songs, and dance for all pre-school aged children. Toddler Story Time in the children’s area of the library every Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

Adulting 101

This adult preparation class is open to both youth and adults. Roberta Bliss, a local author and teacher, will be hosting a class to introduce and refine basic skills youth and adults will need throughout their lives.

Lessons include resume building, interview techniques, basic finances, vehicle diagnosis, home upkeep, easy home cooking and insight about military lifestyle.  Adulting 101 will be held in the children’s area of the library on Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m.

YA Book Club

The Beyond Overbooked Young Adult Book Club is open to teens and young adults. Get excited about reading with this monthly club, and meet to discuss books with your peers.

Chosen books for the club will be provided to members via a physical copy to keep courtesy of the Friends of the Library, who have graciously given funding for the club. This month’s selection is “Teen Titans: Raven” by Kami Garcia. The YA Book Club will be in the library’s Genealogy Room on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

Meet the Staff

Hector Vela is the library’s acquisitions librarian. He is responsible for ordering books and supplies for the library as well as managing and inventorying each and every item the library purchases. Hector takes patrons’ book recommendation dreams and makes them a reality. He has been with the library for more than 30 years. The library staff describes him as “good humored,” “playful” and “dedicated.”

Hector enjoys gardening in his spare time and reading up on world news. When asked what he loves about coming to work every day after all these years, Hector said, “I do it for our wonderful patrons. I love working for the public.” The library director appreciates all his hard work and dedication to the library.

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