Ventura County Library reading and lunch

This summer, Ventura County Library (VCL) will host Lunch at the Library Farm to Summer Program at 3 location 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. These will include daily fun activities, book giveaways, and performers.

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.

VCL’s Lunch at the Library Farm to Summer Program focuses on developing young stewards of the land through composting, planting, and learning about the science behind growing food. Weekly Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) activities about insect science, plants, recipes, soil, and water will provide hands on opportunities for youth to grow their own crops and hopefully taste the fruits of their labor by the end of summer.

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.

Lunch at the Library locations until Thursday, August 10, 2023:

Albert H. Soliz Library, 2820 Jourdan Street, Oxnard, CA 93036
Avenue Library, 606 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001
Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Avenue, Ventura, CA 93004
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