Ramona Library offers programs in August for all ages.
Summer Reading Program: The last day of “Be Creative” was July 31. It was the most successful summertime program with attendance the highest ever.
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.
Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime:
Enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Pastel Wildlife Owl Portraits
: Learn the basic techniques with local naturalists Salvador Torres as he presents Sky Hunters Raptors owl portrait drawing on Friday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.
A Big Black Dog, a Newfoundland, will visit with Ed Wiesmeier, certified therapist from UCSD Medical School, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. for the children to read to the dog.
Join the weekly craft “make and take” session. Fun for everyone in the family on Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the latest games on the second and fourth Saturdays, Aug. 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Adult Literacy Tutoring (ESL):
Instructions in reading and writing in English. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.
• Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
• Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
• Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
Computer instruction for beginners on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.
Bilingual Spanish Computer Helpers:
Computer instruction in Spanish for beginners on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.
Friends of the Ramona Library
Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 15, in the First Business Bank parking lot, 1315 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This outdoor book sale promises to be bigger and better, says Friends President M. Elyse Kuhn, adding there will be pop-up shade for everyone’s comfort. The sale will offer gently used books donated by generous Ramonans. Come browse through the fiction, and non-fiction for your reading delights, and find reference books, how-to books, beautiful children’s books, cookbooks, all specially priced at $1 for hardbacks and 25 cents for paperbacks, and videos and CDs. The Collector’s Table holds special interest titled books and first editions at $5 and up. Be sure to see the artist’s private collection, recently donated to the Friends, each individually priced. All proceeds benefit our library programs.
In a July news release from Nancy Saint John, public relations director for the San Diego County Library System, the county library reached 8 million circulation, a 25 percent increase over last year, making this the busiest year.
Ramona Library, a branch of San Diego County Library, is in the San Diego County Complex at 1406 Montecito Road (entry off 16th Street). The library 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.