New Ventura library will be here soon

A new branch of the Ventura County Library will be opening on Hill Road across from the Ventura County Government Center at 1050 Hill Road . Grand opening event is on Sunday, December 3rd from 12 noon to 2pm. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12:30pm. Enjoy BBQ compliments of the Ventura Downtown Lions Club and music from Rubicon Harmonix.

The new library will make use of technology to expand services, including laptop computers available for check-out for use in the library, a Makerspace 3D printer, and high speed internet access.

Kathy Thomson, President of Ventura Friends of the Library is looking forward to the opening of this much needed community asset. “The Friends of the Library are grateful for the support of the County Supervisors, County Library, the supporters of Ventura Friends of the Library and the City of Ventura for visioning and developing this needed facility.” The Ventura Friends of the Library raised and contributed $200,000, much of which came from used book sales to local residents.

Supervisor Steve Bennett says, “This will be a very exciting day for us. We have pursued opening a library in East Ventura for many years, and I’m very pleased that we have now accomplished our goal. “

Event MC will be Ivor Davis, author of The Beatles and Me. There will be a raffle of prints of Beatles photographs donated by Roger Whitehouse. Other attractions include John Bardi, strolling guitarist, crafting with Judee Hauer, clothes pin folk art doll maker, mood card readings and a photo booth.

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