Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Read-to-Me Reading Program at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District's Read-to-Me Reading Program will begin January 2nd and will continue until February 6th, 2010. The Read-to-Me Reading Program, for children through age 5, stresses the importance of reading to young children. Parents who read 25 picture books to their child will be entered into a drawing and may win four Knott's Berry Farm tickets. All children who complete the program may choose a prize from the reading prize box.

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

Buena Park Library Offers Free Beginning Computer Class

The Buena Park Library District will be offering their "Beginning Computer Class" on the following dates:
  • Saturday, January 9, 2010
  • Saturday, February 20, 2010

The class will be from 9 am to 10:30 am in the Library's Boardroom.

The class is designed for those who have little or no experience with computers. Attendees will learn basic mouse and keyboard skills.

The class is limited to an enrollment of 10 people. If you would like to register for one of the classes, please visit the Library or call the Information/Reference Desk at 714-826-4100 x 125 to sign up.

Ring in the New Year with the 99 cent Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore of the Buena Park Library

To welcome you back after closing for the holidays, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library at 7150 La Palma Ave., will have EVERYTHING ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS or less beginning Tuesday, January 5 through Saturday, January 9. You can apply the discount to EVERYTHING in the store! This includes the large selection of books, audio books, music CDs and much more! Come early for the best selection! Cash will be the only accepted method of payment. Sale proceeds will benefit the Volunteer Guild, which generously funds Buena Park Library programs and services.

The Guild Bookstore is on the 2nd floor of the Library, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues. The Bookstore hours are Tuesday thru Wednesday from noon to 6 pm, Thursdays from noon to 7:30 pm, Fridays from noon to 3 pm, and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 pm. The Bookstore is elevator accessible. For further information, please contact Luann O'Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild, 714-826-4100 x123.

The Orange County DREAM team to Present "Access to Higher Education" at the Buena Park Library

The Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT) will present "Access to Higher Education" at 2pm on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Buena Park Library, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., in Buena Park. The OC DREAM Team will discuss AB 540, which allows undocumented students of all nationalities (that meet specific requirements) to pay in-state tuition fees if they wish to attend California's public community colleges and universities. They will also provide information on the DREAM ACT.
This program is aimed at helping students complete high school and prepare for college or the workforce. It is made possible through a generous AT&T Foundation grant.

About the Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT)
The Orange County Dream Team (OCDT) was born out of a community's profound need to help its talented undocumented youth obtain access to higher education. Established in 2004, the OCDT began with a small but diverse group of high school, college and university students united under a common goal of passing the DREAM and Student Adjustment Acts.
At present time, the OCDT has grown into a dedicated Organization and has gained support from several community organizations such as Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, League of United Latin American Citizens, and Los Amigos de Orange County. We will continue to grow and strongly believe that all sectors of the Orange County Community will ultimately benefit from our accomplishments.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas and New Year's Holiday Closure Dates

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 24th and 25th, in recognition of Christmas and will be resuming normal hours on Saturday, December 26th, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m. The Library will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 31st and January 1st for New Year's, reopening on Saturday, January 2nd for normal hours.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Win an afghan!! Support children's programming!!

The Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library is sponsoring the "Keep Warm This Winter" Opportunity Drawing. Take a chance on winning one of two hand knitted and crocheted afghans. The two afghans are the "Cheerful Squares" afghan (made of multicolored knitted or crocheted squares) and the "Stained Glass" afghan (made to resemble a stained glass window). Both afghans were made and generously donated by the members of the "In Stitches" Knitting and Crocheting Group of the Buena Park Library.

All proceeds from this opportunity drawing will be used to support children's programs at the Library. The chances are $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00, or 12 for $10.00. Tickets are available at the Library in 3 locations: the Check Out desk, the Reference desk, and the Volunteer Guild Bookstore.

The afghans will be on display in the Library and the last day to purchase tickets is January 22, 2010. The drawing will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010. The winner need not be present.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Holds Members Only Double Discount Sale

The always popular Double Discount Sale of the Volunteer Guild Bookstore will be held Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Guild's bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library. Just in time for the holiday gift shopping, tables full of donations, including a large selection of audio books, music CDs and cassettes, music LPs, VHS movies, magazines, Christmas themed books of all kinds, and a ton of fiction and non-fiction titles will be on display for perusal and purchase. Come early for best selection! Cash only, please.

Non-members can take this opportunity to purchase a membership for only $5.00 for a year's worth of savings! If you remain a non-member, though, you will pay regular bookstore prices ... which are still the best in town.

For further information, please contact the Bookstore at 714-826-4100 x123.

The Buena Park Library District Presents an Identity Theft Workshop

Learn what the thieves don't want you to know about identity theft. This program will be presented by Detectives Pimentel and Tewell, specialists in Economic Crimes at the Buena Park Police Department. The program will be on Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 2pm to 3pm in the Downstairs Community Room at the Library.

Identity theft (also knows as identity fraud) is one of today's fastest growing crimes. Learn what to do if you ever find that your personal identifying information is being used by someone else for fraudulent or criminal purposes. Join us for this informative program that you can't afford to miss.