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.
The Ramona Library offers many special programs in the month of December:
Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime:
Join this group on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Each Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a fun story hour with crafts. First Wednesday of the month (Dec. 2) is bilingual.
Grandparents and Books:
Join this group and have that treat of hearing a grandparent read aloud from a children’s favorite book on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Available Mondays through Thursdays at 4 p.m. until the Christmas break.
Volunteering their help with library projects on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Video Game Arcade:
(Grades 6-12) Play popular games on gaming consoles at 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 26.
Creative, fun projects for children and caretakers on Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
Sparkles the Clown Holiday Show:
Come and enjoy this holiday fun show for all ages on Friday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m.
Santa Claus Visits the Library:
Come and see Santa! Bring your camera. Santa will visit Ramona Library on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.
Maribel Siman-Delucca back from Timboctou presents this family craft on Friday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m.
Holiday Card Making and Stamping:
Have a wonderful time making your own holiday cards this year on Friday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m.
Adult Literacy Tutoring (ESL):
Instructions in reading and writing in English. Call 1-760-738-2434 for an appointment.
• Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Thursdays at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Bilingual Spanish Computer Helpers:
Instruction for beginners on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Call 1-760-738-2434 for an appointment.
Instruction for beginners on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Call 1-760-738-2434 for appointment.
Friends of the Ramona Library
Book Sale will be on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room offering volumes of gently used fiction, nonfiction, biographies, cookbooks, children’s books, videos and CDs, to mention a few, in hardbacks ($1) and paperbacks (25 cents). Don’t miss this greatest bargain in town, along with the Collector’s Table of special interest books and first editions starting at only $5. Remember, Christmas is a-comin’ and most of these books are “giftable.”
The library will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, celebrating Christmas Day, and on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, celebrating New Year’s Day. The staff and Friends of the Ramona Library wish for you and yours a most joyous and safe holiday season.
Ramona Library is in the San Diego County Complex at 1406 Montecito Road (parking off 16th Street). It 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.