Friday, August 24, 2007

Show Us Your Library Card, Buena Park!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Buena Park Library District wants to make sure that you and your child are among the two-thirds of Americans that carry the most valuable card of all – a library card.

In honor of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, some local businesses are offering discounts and other perks if you flash your library card during the month of September.

“It’s a great way to promote library card sign-up month and give local businesses an opportunity to partner with us and support reading,” said Library Director Louise Mazerov.

Visit the Buena Park Library and its website for a list of participating businesses.

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

The Buena Park Library has books, magazines, DVD’s, Videos, CD’s, Audiobooks, computers, and a variety of helpful, informative databases that can be accessed (using the BPLD library card) from our website. The Library also offers several free programs for all ages to stimulate the joy of reading. Librarians are on hand to help recommend material suitable for various ages and interests.

For more information on how you can sign up for your library card, visit the Buena Park Library at 7150 La Palma Avenue, call 714-826-4100 or see the library’s Web site at Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sign-up for your free Buena Park Library Card today and then Show us Your Library Card, Buena Park!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Library Closure -- Labor Day -- Monday, Sept 3, 2007

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, 2007, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4th, 2007, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Hurry! Check out the Buena Park Library's Blood Drive!

The Buena Park Library District is having its third American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2007 in the downstairs auditorium. Appointments are appreciated, and potential donors are requested to call 714.826.4100 x125 or go to and put in our sponsor code: BPL to make your appointments. Either way is really simple. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.

The American Red Cross has provided a couple of incentives to help donors get here: all participants will receive an online coupon for a FREE small 1-topping Pizza from Papa John’s! (that must be redeemed online), and everyone has an opportunity to enter a regional drawing for "free gas for a year" in a $500 gas gift card.

Please call or log on to make appointments now. There is no time like the present to donate, and the need is urgent. This is a special blood drive to assist the St. Jude Medical Center, so c’mon down!

For more information about the Blood Drive and to make an appointment, call the Library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125. You can also visit our web site at to link to the web site for the American Red Cross Blood Drive ( to sign up online.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Free Financial Planning Seminar -- Wednesday, August 22, at 6:30pm

The Buena Park Library District is sponsoring a free financial awareness seminar presented by Buena Park Chamber of Commerce members Peter Chow and Sylvia Woodside, who represent a large dealer/broker in financial planning. The seminar, entitled, Active Money Management for an Active World, will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s 2nd floor Board Room, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • Good Defense vs. Good Offense
  • Defensive Strategy – Pros and Cons
  • Offensive Strategy – Pros and Cons
  • Can You Have Both Defense and Offense?
  • Active Third Party Money Management
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.

Summer Reading Club Weekly Events -- August 6th through August 11th

The Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues, has a number of events for children and teens this week.

On Monday, August 6th, the evening’s entertainment is Blues musician Brother Yusef. Through dancing, singing, and audience participation, children and adults will discover the many expressions of the Blues. The show begins at 7:00 p.m., so come by early for a choice spot!

On Tuesday, August 7th, there will be a Mystery movie for teens, ages 13-18, from 6:00-7:45 p.m. Call the Library for the title.

On Wednesday, August 8th, the Library's 4th annual talent show will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The talent show gives the children a chance to showcase their talent.

On Saturday, August 11th from 1:00-2:00 p.m., the Summer Reading Club will finish up with a Summer Reading Club Celebration. Readers and their families can join in the fun, games, food, and prizes as we finish the summer with a bang. Don’t forget the weekly clubs, movie times and storytimes for children.

For more information on any of these events, call the Library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125.