The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

Ventura County Library encourages families to “Find Your Voice” and participate in Summer Reading!

The Ventura County Library (VCL) Summer Reading Challenge is underway. VCL encourages the love of reading with a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults throughout the summer. Participants may register at and record their reading with opportunities to win prizes for reaching reading goals. Registration continues through August 4th. Once again VCL will give away 13 Nintendo Switch Grand Prizes as well as other STEAM prizes throughout the summer to
readers who reach various reading challenge goals. Youth may visit their local branch to choose a free new book to add to their personal collections, once they log 500 minutes of reading.
Families are encouraged to stop by their local VCL branch to participate in themed bi-weekly STEAM activities and challenges.

The Summer Reading Kick-off program features bilingual Magician Zany Zoe. She will appear at Oak Park Library on Monday, June 5 at 3:00 pm; Albert H. Soliz Library on Friday, June 9 at 4:00 pm; Saticoy Library on Saturday, June 10 at 11:00 am; Hill Road Library on Friday, June 16 at 11:00 am;
E.P. Foster Library on Friday, June 16 at 2:00 pm and Avenue Library on Saturday, June 17 at 4:00 pm.

Find Your Voice! Family Musicals Film Fest and Coloring at Hill Road Library offers fun family musicals, drawing, and coloring for all ages.
Tuesday, June 6, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Encanto
Tuesday, June 13, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Sing II
Tuesday, June 20, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: The Lego Movie Part 2: The Second Part

Foster Library’s Young Readers Book Club
Saturday, June 24 @ 1 pm – 2 pm: Discuss One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia & create a
summer journal.

Minecraft Club meets at Hill Road & Foster Library
Mondays: June 12 & 26, 3:30 – 5 pm. This program is limited to participants ages 5-17 years old.
Space is limited. First come, first served.

Purchases from Ventura Friends of the Library bookstore and sales help support the Summer Reading Program.

Ventura Friends of the Library Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays, 1:30 to 4:00 pm.
You can also shop at our online store at and pick up your purchase at the store in E.P. Foster.

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