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Summer Reading Club programs for all ages

  Ramona Branch Library’s Summer Reading Club continues through July 31. Enjoy.
Youth
   Baby Lapsit Storytime—(Ages
0 to 18 months) Storytime for infants and their adults with rhymes,
songs and movements that emphasize adult-child interactions July 12 and
26 at 11:30 a.m.
   Preschool Storytime is each Wednesday at 11 a.m. First Wednesday, July 7, is Bilingual (English/Spanish) Storytime.
   Preschool Crafts on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
   Grandparents and Books—Come and hear Grandma Donna read a story from a children’s book on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
   Junior Deputy Club—A safety
education program for children and their parents. Topic: ”Be Safe in
Your Home” will be on Thursday, July 8, at 10 a.m.

Library hosts Mariachis for Gringos

   Ramona Library will be closed on Monday, May 31, in honor of
Memorial Day. The library is at 1406 Montecito Road (access off 16th
Street) and is open at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays until 6 p.m.,
Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until 5
p.m. The library offers the following programs in May:

Families

   Family Crafts—Create colorful “make ‘n’ take” art projects on Fridays at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome.
   Mariachis for Gringos—Join
author Gil Sperry for a multimedia book talk and signing followed by a
live mariachi concert on Wednesday, May 19, at 3:30 p.m.
Youth
   Baby Lapsit Storytime—(to 18
months) Storytime for infants and their adults with rhymes, songs and
movements that emphasize adult-child interactions on Mondays, May 24,
at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

Library Hosts ‘Big Read’ Series

   “Big Read”—A National Endowment for the Arts grant celebrates the life of John Steinbeck, author of Grapes of Wrath, and current economic conditions. Several special programs are planned.

For All Ages

   Family Crafts: Enjoy a variety of “make ‘n’ take” art projects and crafts on Fridays at 2:30 p.m.
   Valentine’s Day Scrapbook and Card Making:
Learn to scrapbook and stamp while making Valentine’s Day cards on
Friday, Feb. 12, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Youth

   Homework Club: Students receive tutoring assistance with their homework on Mondays through Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Work Starts on Ramona’s New Library

   With all minute details for the new library finally determined and
the t’s crossed and the i’s dotted, the big equipment moved in and the
long-awaited, actual excavating began the middle of last month. Now we
can watch the new library being erected to its finish in December 2010.
   Starting off the New Year, Ramona Library offers programs for all ages during January:

Youth

   Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime: Join this group on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m.
   Preschool Storytime: Enjoy a fun story hour with crafts on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
   The first Wednesday of the month (Jan. 6) is Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime.
   Grandparents and Books:  Grandma Donna reads a children’s book on Thursdays at 11 a.m.

New, larger library to be finished December 2010

   Ramona celebrated the groundbreaking for its new library last month.
Now all eyes are looking forward to its construction beginning this
December.
   The targeted completion date is December 2010! We’re also looking
forward to that spacious community room, study rooms, dedicated teen
space, a larger children’s area with a homework center, a larger number
of public computers, a Friends of the Library bookstore, and more.
   Library services will continue at the existing library at 1406 Montecito Road until that great December 2010 day.

Groundbreaking for new library is Nov. 16

   Groundbreaking Day for Ramona’s new library will be on Monday, Nov.
16, at the site of the new ibrary on the corner of Main and 13th
streets at 10 a.m. All will be there—the groundbreaking crews,
including 2nd District Supervisor Dianne Jacob and San Diego County
Library Director Jose A. Aponte, plus planners and supervisors, friends
and more.
   Come join in the celebration of this long-awaited special occasion.

Date set for new library groundbreaking

   Ramona Library offers programs throughout October for all ages. Among them are:
Youth
   Preschool Storytime: A fun story hour with crafts on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. First Wednesday of the month is bilingual.
   Grandparents and Books:  Join us for that warm childhood
treat of having a grandparent read aloud from a children’s favorite
book on Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Library celebrates National Hispanic Month

In honor of National Hispanic Month, the San Diego County Library’s
Ramona Branch is showcasing the talents, creativity and achievements of
the Latino community across a wide range of disciplines and events this
month.
   Ramona Library offers programs in September for all ages. Among them are:

Youth
Preschool Storytime:
A fun story hour with crafts on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. First Wednesday of the month is bilingual.
Grandparents and Books:  Join us for that warm childhood treat
of having a grandparent read aloud from a children’s favorite book on
Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Friends Plan Outdoor Book Sale

Ramona Library offers programs in August for all ages.

Youth
Summer Reading Program: The last day of “Be Creative” was July 31. It
was the most successful summertime program with attendance the highest
ever.

Be Creative Summer Reading Program in full gear

Youth
Wonder Arts
—Fine arts specifically for youth ages 5 to 12
Preschool Storytime: A fun story hour with crafts on Wednesdays (July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) at 11 a.m. First Wednesday of the month is bilingual.
Grandparents and Books:  Join us for that warm childhood treat
of having a grandparent read aloud from a children’s favorite book on
Thursdays at 11 a.m.

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