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:
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.
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.
Preschool Storytime—Enjoy a fun story on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Preschool Crafts—Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Grandparents and Books—Grandma Donna reads a favorite children’s book on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Homework Club—Students receive tutoring assistance with their homework Mondays through Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Junior Deputy Club—Safety education for children and their parents on Thursday, May 13, at 10 a.m.
Read to Your Breed—Read to a therapy dog on Tuesday, May 25, at 4 p.m.
Girl Scouts—Scouts come to the library to volunteer help with projects on Thursdays at 3:45 p.m.
Video Game Arcade—(Grades 6-12) Play popular games on gaming consoles on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m.
Adult Literacy Tutoring— ESL—Instruction in reading and writing in English. Call 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: Instructions for beginners on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.
Computer Helpers: Instruction for beginners on Saturdays at 8:30 am. Call 738-2434 for an appointment.
Friends of the Library
Monthly Book Sale will be on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering volumes of gently used fiction and nonfiction books at fantastic prices (hardbacks, $1 and paperbacks 25 cents). Come browse through the great authors, the bios, children’s books, cookbooks, plus videos and CDs. Check the special interest and first editions starting at $5 on the Collectors’ Table. All proceeds benefit the library programs, especially important with budget cuts.
Board Meeting will be in the Community Room on Wednesday, May 19, at 1 p.m. All directors are asked to attend to complete plans for summer activities.