The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

The Ventura County Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”, continues through August 14. There’s still time to log your summer reading at and pick up Grab and Go STEAM kits at any library branch.

Visit E.P. Foster Library (805 648-2716) for the Maker Lab on Tuesdays, July 19 & 26, 4 to 6 pm. Lego Play is back every other Friday (July 15 & 29 & August 12), 2 to 4 pm. On alternate Fridays (July 22 & August 5, 2 to 4 pm) kids and teens can drop in for Game Days with Nintendo Switch, Wii U and board games.

On Wednesday, July 20, 3 to 4 pm, learn what we know and what we imagine about Dinosaurs at Paul’s Prehistoric Park Presentation at E.P. Foster. See how drawing simple shapes can lead to creating these fantastic beasts from millions of years ago.

E.P. Foster will host Bilingual Musician/Singer Nathalia on Monday, July 25, 11 am to noon with songs in both Spanish and English for children of all ages! This event will be held outside on Main Street.

On Tuesday, August 9, 3 to 5 pm, make and launch a Paper Model Rocket outdoors on Main Street in front of the library.

Enjoy a FREE Kona Ice to celebrate the end of summer reading at E. P. Foster on Monday, August 15, 4 to 5 pm.

At Hill Road Library (805 677-7180) , Maker Camp continues Thursdays, July 14, 21 & 28, and August 4, 3:30 to 5 pm offering STEAM projects designed for children 7-18 . On Tuesdays, July 19 & 26, 3:30 to 5 pm, drop in for Art Camp. Children 3 to 7 are invited to explore STEAM through play with their caregivers at Little Lab at Hill Road Library Tuesdays, July 19 & 26 and August 2 & 9, 10:30 am to noon.

On Tuesday, August 9, 3 to 5 pm, celebrate the end of Summer Reading at Hill Road Library with a Summer Snow Day with Kona Ice!

Don’t forget –
Ventura Friends of the Library Book Sale
at the Vons at Telegraph & Victoria
Saturday, July 16, 10 am to 3 pm

Pick up some quality used books at bargain prices. Your purchases help support the Summer Reading Program and other library activities and add books to the library’s collection!

Please stop by to shop and learn about the Friends of the Library. We are always looking for new volunteers – right now we especially need volunteers to help sort and categorize our incoming book donations. Please email [email protected] if you’d like to help.

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