From June 1 through August 8, the library urges families to shake, rattle or roll to the library for Read to the Rhythm, a summer of fun and prizes. Earn prizes for every 5 hours that you read (or are read to) or do some of the challenges offered and enter into an end-of-summer grand prize drawing.
Click on the buttons to register:
returns to E.P. Foster.
Wednesday, July 1
11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Join the Friends of the Library and Ventura County Library staff in a celebration sbowcasing the new Early Learning Center at E.P. Foster Library.
The grand opening will take place on
Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00 p.m.,
right before the second showing of the Nifty Balloon Show.
Fridays: June 12 & 26
July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21
10:30 a.m. – noon.
Building fun at the library! Children of all ages welcome.
Tuesdays: June 16 & 30
July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Build, Learn & Play!
Calling all children and teen artists! Ventura County Library wants you to design new children and teen library cards. The contest will run from June 1 through June 30.
Only children (ages 5-12) and teens (ages 13-17) are eligible to participate, one entry per person. All entries must be submitted on a regulated contest form. Here is a complete list of rules and the regulated contest form or you may pick up a regulated contest form with rules at any Ventura County Library.
Starting on Thursday, June 25,
E.P. Foster Library will begin hosting a new series of special Crafternoons every week at 2 pm
During this time children of all ages can take part in various craft activities on the second floor of the library. For additional information, call the library (805) 648-2716 and ask for our youth librarian.
Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun!
Library LAB Makeshop: Ethanol Fuel
Tuesday, June 23
A special STEM class for elementary and middle school students on the second floor of the library. Explore ethanol fuel and design a working circuit with conductive ink.
6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24
Whether you want to find out more about the software and hardware involved or use the printer or engraver for a project of your own, staff can walk you through the process and get you ready to start making!
Phil Taggart hosts an open mic night for poets, authors and everything in between!
6/4, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25
Event is free and open to the public, call (805) 648-2716 for more information.
meets in the Topping Room on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon. This group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction and is always open to new members.
Please feel free to call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
The Teen Advisory Group at E.P. Foster Library have launched their own website. They plan to create 2 more websites for the Avenue and Saticoy TAG groups and teach one of their members how to keep it updated.
Check it out: http://tagepfoster.wix.com/tagepfoster
ESL Classes – Beginning and Intermediate English Classes taught by tutors from Laubach Literacy of Ventura County every week.
More info, call 805-643.7064.
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month for various fun and enriching events.
Counts for community service hours.
Light snack is provided.
First, PAWS for Reading comes to Saticoy. For information on how to sign up, contact: Jane.email@example.com or call (805) 647-5736.
Also, Laubach Literacy of Ventura County will be cosponsoring an English language class for adults on Mondays at 11 a.m., starting on November 17. This series is presented by Marilyn May; for more information, call (805) 647-5736 or (805) 506-0110.
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m.
Crafts for school age children.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Storytime and crafts.
Best for children under age 5
meets every month at Saticoy Library
on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
For more info contact:
Jane at (805) 647-5736 firstname.lastname@example.org
located 4910 Telephone Road, Ventura
First Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m.
Computer classes are now one-on-one sessions.
Call the library (805) 648-2716 for more information.
Set up a time for one-on-one help with your favorite library staff! Appointments are free and open to the public, and typically last between 15-30 minutes. Classes are held at E.P. Foster library in downtown Ventura.
Submit request here.
Yvonne Seabold, Marianne Coffey and Joanne Fields are working on a history of the SBFOL.
We would like to remember all our wonderful Friends throughout the years, record all of our accomplishments in our efforts to keep libraries open and services available, and perhaps inspire future Friends who will follow us.
We are hoping many of you have photos and other memorabilia, stories and suggestions for how our history should be written. We would appreciate anything you could contribute to this effort.
Our history will be self-published and offered for sale in our bookstore, County Museum and other venues.
Please send anything you may have to SBFOL Attn: History Project, P.O. Box 403, Ventura, CA 93002. If you have photos through the years to lend us and need them picked up instead, Marianne Coffey can be reached at (805) 558-0756.
A new drop box has been installed at Ventura Community Park at 901 S. Kimball Road.
This convenient box drop is now available for returning Ventura County Library books.
may be left in the blue bins located outside the Friends of the Library Bookstore in the E.P. Foster Library.