Thursday, June 29, 2006

Buena Park Library District's School Library Card Campaign is Winding DOWN but HURRY IN by Saturday, July 1st!

This is for all the 2nd, 4th and 6th Graders from Saint Pius School, the Buena Park School District and the Centralia School District! Those "OPEN ME" library information packets you received at the end of school since April and this past month ARE STILL GOOD to get your library card and special surprise!

  • Saint Pius students are leading the pack with 16% of its students getting new or renewing their library cards!
  • The Buena Park School District is second with 5% of its students from all six schools participating.
  • The Centralia School District is third with just 2% of their students from all nine schools participating.

So come on over to the Library and let us know what grade you WERE in -- 2nd, 4th, or 6th grade -- and get your new library card or get a different library card for FREE! Or you can come to collect your surprise if you like the card you have -- show us your card, let us know which school and you're done!

Pssst! We are having a new online tutoring service that you will be able to use pretty soon from home. It is for math, English and science for the 4th graders on up ... so you need your library card for that!

July 1st is the last day!

For information, call 714-826-4100 or come by! We look forward to seeing you here!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Get LOST in a Good Book -- New Summer Reading Program for Adults

Beginning July 3, 2006, all adults may sign-up for a new Adult Summer Reading Program happening at the Buena Park Library District, with generous funding provided by the Library’s support group, the Volunteer Guild. The theme for this inaugural program is "Get LOST in a Good Book."

Every adult reader who signs up will get a bookmark and a reading log to keep track of the books read. For the first book or audio-book completed, readers will get a pen and a bookstore buck to use in the Volunteer Guild’s book store. For every book finished, readers will get an entry form for the opportunity drawings at the end of the program for one of the five (5) fabulous gift baskets that are incentives to help make this new program a success. The gift baskets are "thematically arranged" and include a Spa Basket, a Chocolate Lover’s Basket, a Book Lover’s Basket, a Movie Lover’s Basket and an Art Lover’s Basket.

So please stop by the Buena Park Library District this summer to sign up for this brand new reading program. Sign-ups begin on July 3rd and the program ends August 12th. Check out some of the other fun summer activities including the Women of Mystery Book Discussion Group, kindly sponsored by the California Center for the Book.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored entirely by our generous support group, the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library.

For more information on how you can sign up for the program, visit the Library at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues, or call 714-826-4100 or visit the Library’s website. The Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Summer Reading Kicks Off This Saturday, June 24 at the Buena Park Library.

Summer Reading kicks off this Saturday, June 24 at the Buena Park Library outside on the lawn, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Fun, games, prizes, snacks, balloons ... you name it, it's probably here.

Sign up for the all new reading programs for Children and Teens!

The themes this year are PAWS, CLAWS, SCALES and TALES for the Children and CREATURE FEATURE for the Teens. Included in our splashy event is the Police Dept.'s Bicycle Rodeo and Bicycle Registration, and its KID ID program. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim "Strike Girls" will be here, too, to share in the fun.

Come join us!

For more information, please call 714-826-4100 x126 in the Children's Department.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

"Every Student Succeeds" at the Buena Park Library District -- Beyond the School Year, Too!

"Every Student Succeeds @ Your Library" is the school and library card campaign that began in April and is winding down this month here at the Buena Park Library District for the 2005-2006 school year. A crucial piece of information in the packets went home with over 4,300 2nd, 4th and 6th grade students from St. Pius V School, the Buena Park and the Centralia School Districts – a library card application and "special surprise" coupon! There was also program information for the children’s, and teens’ programs plus our new adults’ summer reading program starting June 24, 2006.

All these students are ENCOURAGED and WELCOME to bring in their new library card coupons until Saturday, July 1st, 2006, to get their new cards and their “Every Student Succeeds” surprise.

SUPERIOR thanks to Office Depot of Buena Park and Wal*Mart of Buena Park for their very generous sponsorship of this library card campaign. The Library would not have been able to “pull off” this promotion without their support. Office Depot provided all the printing, and Wal*Mart helped underwrite all the costs involved. When you go to these stores, please remember to thank them for their considerable support of the Buena Park Library District.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. The hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday. We also have a bookstore which sells gently used books for everyone. For more information, call the library at 714-826-4100 ext. 135 and ask for Kathleen. Or visit our web site at

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Program -- Tuesday, June 20th

The Buena Park Library District will be presenting a free evening program featuring the Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge with Tim Anderson as speaker. The program will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level auditorium. The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • A video presentation about endangered species living in Orange County
  • The successes of the Refuge in endangered species recovery
  • Opportunities for volunteering on our public lands
  • A discussion of the state of this national heritage
  • A public question and answer session

The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1972 on the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The Refuge encompasses 923 acres of tidal salt marsh in Anaheim Bay and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was established to protect and provide quality habitat for endangered and threatened species migrating through Orange County. The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge has an exhibit of bird specimens on display at the Buena Park Library through the month of June 2006.

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. You may also visit the Library’s website.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Cancellation of Free Financial Planning Seminar on Saturday, June 17th

Please note: We have received news from the Society for Financial Awareness that a seminar that they were planning to run at the Buena Park Library District has been cancelled. The program, which is entitled, “Exploring” Your Options for a Quality Retirement, was to have been held on Saturday, June 17, 2006.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

"Women of Mystery" Book Discussion Planned for July 2006

Women of Mystery is a compelling and innovative book discussion program provided free to libraries by the California Center for the Book. The Buena Park Library District will be hosting two simultaneous sessions of this program in the month of July. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.

One session will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm on July 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th; the other on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm on July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.

In Week One, participants view and discuss the film, Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction, which profiles mystery writers Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, and Sara Paretsky, and delves into the worlds of their detectives. In Weeks Two, Three, and Four, books by Muller (Shape of Dread), Paretsky (Tunnel Vision), and Grafton (F is for Fugitive) are discussed.

Copies of each of these books are available for check-out at the Library. It is recommended that the books be read prior to the start of the program. For more information, call the library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125 and ask for Phyllis.