The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

Ventura County Library encourages families to “Find Your Voice” and participate in Summer Reading! Participants may register at and record their reading with opportunities to win prizes for reaching reading goals. Registration continues through August 4th
This summer, Ventura County Library hosts Lunch at the Library Farm to Summer Program at 3 locations (Avenue, Saticoy, and Albert H. Soliz libraries) for children and teens 18 years and under. Local youth will be served healthy meals and are invited to participate in a series of Summer Reading Program activities, including daily fun activities, book giveaways, and performers. Lunch is offered Monday through Thursday, noon to 1:00 pm, June 20 through August 10. Speakers will visit each location and encourage youth to learn about local agriculture and the food cycle, how to garden at home and practice healthy eating, as well as share information on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers in agriculture.
This program is made possible in collaboration with the Ventura Unified School District and the Ventura County Library Foundation. VCL is an equal opportunity provider. The summer Food Service Program is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California.

Summer Reading Program Special Event: Wildlife Presentation with Saving Wildlife International Explore, discover, and learn about the natural world through Saving Wildlife International’s unique live animal presentation. This exciting presentation is sure to entertain and educate! This free event is sponsored by the Ventura Friends of the Library.
Thursday, July 13th at Saticoy Library, 1:30 pm Thursday, July 13th at Avenue Library, 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 25th at Hill Road Library, 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 25th at E.P. Foster Library, 11:00 am

Find Your Voice! Family Musicals Film Fest and Coloring at Hill Road Library offers fun family musicals, drawing, and coloring for all ages.
Tuesday, July 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Soul
Tuesday, July 18, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Trolls World Tour
Foster Library’s Young Readers Book Club
Saturday, July 22 @ 1:00 to 2:00 pm: Discuss Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi & create a graphic novel character.

Wise Owls Book Club, a quarterly book club for adults who enjoy reading children’s literature. Hill Road Library, Tuesday, July 11, 5 to 6 pm Summer selection: Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman To join the mailing list for this Book Club please email [email protected].

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