Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Independence Day Closure

The Buena Park Library District will be closed Friday and Saturday, July 3rd and 4th, 2009, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday, resuming normal hours Monday, July 6, 2009, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Reading Clubs for All Ages at the Buena Park Library District

The Buena Park Library District will be hosting three Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults this summer. Children, ages 2 to 12, are invited to join the Home Run Readers Summer Reading Club for a summer filled with reading, prizes, entertainment, and fun. Teens can participate in the Grand-Slam--Summer Reading Club, for a summer of reading, prizes, game tournaments and more. Adults, 18 and over, have their own summer reading program, Slide into Summer Reading, where they have a chance to win one of many great thematic gift baskets.

Sign-ups for the Teen Summer Reading Club begin June 19th with a kick-off celebration from 2:00-4:00 p.m. that will include Wii games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Guitar Hero, as well as, caricaturist Dave Boatman and food.

The Children's and Adult Summer Reading Clubs begin June 20th with a kick-off celebration for the children from 2:00-4:00 p.m. that will include a petting zoo, balloon animals, face painting, games, and more. On Monday evenings all summer long, the Library will host special entertainment programs for families including magicians, jugglers, storytellers, and more.

Teens will have a chance to participate in a variety of video and board game tournaments, as well as, a special after-hours Amazing Race on August 15th.

Adults will be able to enjoy an author talk by Gustavo Arellano in June, a harp and flute concert in July, and learn how handwriting is used in Cracking the Case with graphologist Paula Sassi in August. All reading clubs continue through August 22nd, 2009.