Thursday, March 30, 2006

National Library Week Coming to the Buena Park Library District

The “American Dream” is alive and well at the Buena Park Library District as we celebrate National Library Week starting Sunday, April 2nd through Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Western and Knott on La Palma. Where else can you get something for nothing? With a free Library card for California residents, a card holder can check out books for three weeks on nearly any subject imaginable, listen to music and audio books, borrow a current movie for one week and use the Library’s online databases from home when you access our web page at Upstairs in our hugely stocked and attractively priced Guild Bookstore, a cup of coffee is just 75 cents! Do you need a passport? The Buena Park Library is now an official US Passport Acceptance Agency! Call 714-826-4100 x125 for details about these and the many storytimes for children and special events for teens that are going on here. Look for a new Summer Reading Club for Adults, too.

In the words of Buena Park Councilmember Steve Berry at the City Council meeting held March 28, 2006, “[t]he City Council of the City of Buena Park does hereby proclaim April 2-8, 2006 as National Library Week in Buena Park and encourages all residents to take advantage of all their library has to offer and come discover all the ways they can change their world at [our] Library.”

Buena Park Library District - check it out. We connect you to the world of knowledge.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Change your Luck -- Come to the Media Madness Sale at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore!

Starting Friday, March 17, 2006, on St. Patrick’s Day no less, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at the Buena Park Library, located on the 2nd floor at 7150 La Palma Avenue, will present its popular St. Patrick’s Media Madness Sale to all interested parties. No blarney! The sale runs through to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st, 2006.

All music items are on sale 50% off – cassettes, CD’s, vinyl records, sheet music, books, etc., plus videos and audio books. The donations have been remarkable, so come by early for the best selection. As an added bonus, the $1.00 magazines are also 50% off!

No other discounts apply because these are such great bargains!

For more information about this sale or any future Bookstore sale events, please call 714-826-4100, x123.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Free Financial Planning Seminar -- Saturday, March 25th

The Buena Park Library District is co-sponsoring a free financial awareness seminar with the Society for Financial Awareness, a California non-profit organization that provides financial education through seminars and workshops. The seminar, entitled, Getting “Fiscally” Fit, will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s Basement-level Small Meeting Room, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. The guest speaker will be George McGehee, a member of SOFA.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • How to overcome the roadblocks to financial success
  • Creating and maintaining a financial blueprint
  • How our daily habits influence our financial fitness
  • How to develop your own action steps to financial freedom
  • The need to identify cash flow traps
  • Why tax-planning vs. tax-preparation can put dollars back into your monthly cash flow

This program is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Apply for your U.S. Passport at the Buena Park Library

Planning to travel soon? Take advantage of the Library’s convenient Passport Application Services!

The Buena Park Library District has recently been designated an official Passport Application Acceptance Agency. Library staff have been designated by the U. S. Department of State as Passport Acceptance Officers and have been trained to assist you in applying for your passport.

Plan ahead and get your passport now! By December 31, 2006, you will need a passport for air and sea travel to and from Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. By December 31, 2007, you will need a passport for land border crossings to the above destinations. This means a big increase in the number of passports that will be issued.

Passport services are offered on the 2nd floor of the Library. When applying for your passport you will need to bring 2 passport photos, proof of U.S. citizenship such as a certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate or previous U.S. Passport and proof of identity, such as a state issued driver’s license or Identification card. Passport application forms are available at the Library. The cost of a passport is $97.00 for adults (16 & older) and $82.00 for children under 16. This cost includes a $30.00 execution fee set by the U.S. Congress that is paid to the Acceptance Agency which will become an additional revenue source for the Library.

Take advantage of the Buena Park Library District’s convenient passport services and help support library programs at the same time.

Passport Application Acceptance Hours are:

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information and details, call the Library at (714) 826-4100 or visit the Buena Park Library District's website. You may also refer to the U.S. Department of State website for application forms, information on documentation required, fees and a wealth of other passport and international information.