Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Buena Park Library Announces Patti Hanley as New Director

From Left to Right, Patti Hanley, Louise Mazerov

The Buena Park Library District is proud to announce that Patricia (Patti) Hanley has been named the new Director for the Library. The Library began recruiting for a new director following the announcement that current Library Director Louise Mazerov will retire at the end of June 2010.

Ms. Hanley has been a director or manager for 3 libraries and has over 20 years of library experience. Her most recent experience was working in a special district library as Banning Library District’s director from 2007-2009. She earned her Master’s in Library Science (MLS) from the University of Oregon and her law degree from Northwestern School of Law (Lewis and Clark) in Oregon. She has worked in private practice and as a district attorney, and although she enjoyed law, she loves libraries and library work more!

"I grew up in and attended school in Orange County, so for me, this is like coming home. I am looking forward to working with the wonderful staff and to becoming reacquainted with the community to learn how we can continue to provide top notch library services to the district."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Keeping Cool in Summer Dishcloth Exchange at the Buena Park Library District

The In Stitches Knitting & Crocheting Group at the Buena Park Library District will be having a "Keeping Cool in Summer Dishcloth Exchange". Members of the group will be knitting or crocheting dishcloths or washcloths over the summer and then exchanging them with other members at our September meeting.

The In Stitches group is open to anyone interested in knitting or crocheting. Beginning instruction is available. Teens are also welcome to the group for this special summer event.

Yarn is being provided for the dishcloths & washcloths through a generous donation from the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library. The yarn is available to pick up at the next 2 meetings on July 8, 2010 or August 12, 2010 and then the dishcloths will be exchanged at our September 9, 2010 meeting.

Be cool and join us for this fun summer activity!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Reading Clubs for All Ages at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District will be hosting three Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults this summer.

Children, ages 2-12, are invited to Make a Splash...Read by joining the Summer reading club for a summer filled with reading, prizes, entertainment, and fun. The Children's Summer Reading Club begins June 19th with a kick-off celebration from 2:00-4:00 pm that will include a petting zoo, face painting, games, and more. On Thursday evenings all summer long, the Library will host special entertainment programs for families including magicians, jugglers, storytellers, and more.

Teens, grades 7-12, can Make Waves--READ for a summer of reading, prizes, game tournaments and more. Sign-ups for the Teen Summer Reading Club begin on June 18, 2010 with a kick-off celebration from 2:30-4:00 pm that will include Wii and board games, food and prizes. Teens will have a chance to participate in a variety of video and board game tournaments during the summer, as well as, a special after-hours Amazing Race on August 14th.

Adults, 18 and over, have their own summer reading program, Water Your Mind--READ, where they have a chance to win one of many great end-of-summer gift baskets. The Adult Summer Reading Program begins on June 19th.

All reading programs continue through August 14, 2010. This summer you will also be able to sign up and track your reading progress online. Just go to the Library's web page at www.buenaparklibrary.org for all of the details.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Stock Up On All Your Summer Reading With Our 99 Cent Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore of the Buena Park Library

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¢ or less for TWO DAYS ONLY on Saturday, June 5 and Saturday, June 19, 2010. This is a great time to stock up on books, movies, music and much more to keep you busy during the summer! Don’t wait until the last minute to get the best bargains ever! Come early for the best selection! Cash will be the only accepted method of payment. All Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections.

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. For further information, please contact Luann O’Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild, 714.826.4100 x123.