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, including 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. 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.

Summer Reading Program Special Event: Drum Musician, Chazz, brings his Jungle Drum Circle performance to four Ventura County Libraries. Discover the Universal Rhythm! Chazz guides you through an imaginary safari playing 26 African Djembe drums. You’ll create Jungle Sounds, play simple rhythms, and sing silly songs!

  • Monday, June 26th at Saticoy Library, 1:30 pm
  • Monday, June 26th at Avenue Library, 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 27th at E.P. Foster Library, 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, June 27th at Hill Road Library, 3:00 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 20, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: The Lego Movie Part 2: The Second Part
  • Tuesday, July 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm:  Soul

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.

Wildfire-Ready Workshops – presented by Natasha Saxena, Ventura Fire Safe Council. The Council is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to reduce wildfire threats to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods, and infrastructure through an aggressive program of action, education, and collaboration. Based on the latest science from the Insurance Institute for Home & Safety (IBHS), the structure and vegetation modification recommendations given by their team may reduce your home’s wildfire risk up to 75%.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Wednesday, June 28, 2023; 5pm (E.P. Foster Library)

The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council offers no-cost home wildfire assessments to anyone in Ventura County to educate on the latest fire science. The assessment only takes 1 hour, to make an appointment, go to or call (805) 746-7365.

Another Book Sale!

Ventura Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, July 8, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Vons at Telegraph & Victoria

Books priced from $.25 to $5.00
Large selection of children’s books!
Large inventory of CDs and DVDs!

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