The Bookmark About Librairies and Friends

by Mary Olson

Save the Date! Hill Road Library is turning 5!

Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Road, has been a spectacular success since its opening in 2017. It is now the 2nd
most utilized branch in the Ventura County Library System. In addition to books and programs, it offers the
innovative express hours service, wifi, a laptop kiosk, wireless color printing and a study room. Programs offered at this branch include storytime, book clubs, Paws for Reading, Little Lab, Maker Club and Minecraft Club. As Nancy Schram, Ventura County Library Director, said at the opening celebration, “It’s a wonderful example of how the County, City, and community came together to provide funding and support so that we can reach more people with library services and ultimately improve lives and enrich the entire community.” This project was realized through the efforts of Ventura County Library System, Ventura County Board of Supervisors, who approved ongoing funds in the amount of $250,000 to operate the new library; the City of Ventura, who provided $25,000 for one-time capital expenditures and approved $50,000 annually and Ventura Friends of the Library who raised and contributed $200,000.

Hill Road Library’s 5th Birthday Party will take place at the library on Saturday, December 3.

The celebration will begin at 10:30 am with arts and crafts. A Magic Show with Zany Zoe begins at 11:00 am. Her
one of a kind magic show is bilingual with engaging music and humor.

Whenever you visit Hill Road Library, be sure to take a look at the Ventura Friends of the Library sales shelves. The shelves have been restocked with holiday selections! The cash you drop in the box helps add up to good things like the Hill Road library.

And, news from Fillmore Library–
Fillmore Library, which has been closed for renovations, reopens Saturday, November 19, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The community is invited to visit their newly renovated and expanded library, 502 2nd Street, Fillmore. Storytime
for the children at noon and 3:00 pm. STEAM Activities. Get a library card!

The Friends Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library will be open for some extra shifts in November and December.
The store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. and, the store will be open Sundays, 1:30
to 4:00 pm.

We also invite you to visit our online bookstore for local sales https://venturafol-107753.square.site/s/shop. When
you make a purchase there, you will receive an email letting you know when your order will be ready for pickup at
the bookstore in E.P. Foster.

If you have a large donation of books for us, please email: bookstore@venturafriendsofthelibrary.org
As always, we welcome new volunteers. We could particularly use someone who could help with the sale of comic books and manga through eBay. Please leave your information at the bookstore if you would like to help or email at the address above.

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