2019 Summer Reading and Activities Programs

The 2019 Summer Programs will begin on Saturday, June 1 and are available to patrons of all ages. Program packets will be available for pick-up, and avid readers can begin logging their reading right away.

The activities programs will take place every Thursday, excluding July 4, at 2:30 p.m., with the exception of June 13, which will take place at 8 p.m. This year’s program will be 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 years and older are welcome to sign up and volunteer as long as spots are available. The activities programs will 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, June 8.

Study Group will take place in the juvenile/youth area of the library on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.

Toddler Story Time

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

Writing is Fun! 

The quarterly writing club is open to children, teens and adults. Roberta Bliss, a local author and teacher, will be hosting a class to help inspire and give structure to curious amateur writers. Bringing laptops or other writing materials is encouraged as well as any works you would like to show Ms. Bliss.

The writing club will be held in the children’s area of the library on Friday, June 14 at noon.

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, June 19 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 “Perfect Chemistry” by Simone Elkeles. The YA Book Club will be in the library’s Genealogy Room on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m.

Meet the Staff: Ruthie Valdez

Ruthie is the library’s assistant administrator. She is responsible for managing staff and the day-to-day operations of the library. She is a multitasker of unsurpassed skill, juggling busy schedules and having a hand in every task needing attention for the day. Ruthie is a pillar of the library, having worked for the community for just over 40 years. She is described as “meticulous,” “compassionate,” “enthusiastic” and “sincere.”

In her spare time, Ruthie loves to plan and execute social events as well as spend quality time with her family. When speaking about the employees she supervises, Ruthie can be frequently quoted saying, “I want people to come in here and be happy. Coming to work is more than just a paycheck.” The library director appreciates Ruthie’s work ethics.

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