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.

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.

Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime:

Enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Families

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.

Story Telling:

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.

Family Crafts:

Join the weekly craft “make and take” session. Fun for everyone in the family on Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Teens

Wii Gaming:

Enjoy the latest games on the second and fourth Saturdays, Aug. 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Adults

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 Helpers:

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.

   
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