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Ventura Libraries Community Conversations

2017-08-15 22:22:00 admin

As part of the development of our new strategic direction, the Ventura County Library has been hosting a series of Community Conversations. Each of these facilitated conversations includes questions designed to help us better understand people’s aspirations for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference in strengthening the community.

Conversation Schedule – you are invited!

• Wednesday September 13, 6:00pm in the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library
• Wednesday September 27, 6:00pm at the Bell Arts Factory
• Thursday October 19, 6:00pm at Jose Flores Community Center

We’ll take what we learn from our dialogue and use it to help make our work in the community more effective. We pledge to get back to you with what we learned and let you know how we’ll use what we heard. Hopefully you’ll be able to join us, but if you can’t make it in person you can also participate online!

These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Irma Morales (805)256-4414 or irma.morales@ventura.org (link sends e-mail)

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Hill Road Library - Ventura Region Community Conversations

2017-08-10 23:33:32 admin

Join  in a facilitated conversation with other members of your community to discuss your vision for the Hill Road Library.

Wednesday, August 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
Barranca Vista Recreation Center
7050 Ralston St., Ventura, CA

For more information, contact: Irma Morales  805-641-4413
irma.morales@ventura.org (link sends e-mail)

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Hill Road Library: Coming Soon

2017-06-08 21:30:16 admin

Ventura County Library System in pleased to  announce a new East Side library branch.

Featuring traditional library services, such as adult literacy tutoring, early childhood literacy classes, training classes and a collection of print materials.

Also making use of innovating technology, mobile furnishings and forward-thinking planning to expand access.

Truly visionary, the Hill Road Library will enable residents to explore, discover and connect with the world, and, ultimately, improve lives.

For more info, contact Deputy Director Nancy Schram:

NancySchram@ventura.org (805) 677-7150

The  Friends of the Library are now raising funds to meet  the  immediate needs for the  opening of  the new Hill Road library branch.

Donations can be made at https://squareup.com/store/VenturaFOL

Or mail to:  Ventura FOL

P.O. Box 403, Ventura CA, 93002

VFOL is registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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East Side Library Branch Progress! Help with a donation!

2017-05-01 21:43:44 admin

The  Friends of the Library are now raising funds to meet  the  immediate needs for the  opening of  the new Hill Road library branch.

Donations can be made at https://squareup.com/store/VenturaFOL

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a Lease Agreement for property located at 1050 S. Hill Road in Ventura for the Ventura County Library System to establish a new branch.  The space is just over 5,100 square feet. The county will pay just under $9,500 per month in rent, with 3 percent annual increases called for in the 10-year lease.  The county set aside $200,000 toward the branch for fiscal year 2016-17.  Jackie Griffin, Ventura County Library Director,  said the ongoing funding will be enough for the library to be open 24 hours per week initially, with some weekend, after-school and morning hours.

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East Side Library to be Discussed at East Ventura Community Council Meeting

2017-03-16 04:51:17 admin

Jackie Griffin will attend  the East Ventura Community Council meeting to talk about the new east side library site at 1050 S. Hill Road.

Thursday, March 16,  7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. All are welcome.

The site  at 1050 S. Hill Road, near the Ventura County Government Center, has been approved for a new library branch.  The space is just over 5,100 square feet. The county will pay just under $9,500 per month in rent, with 3 percent annual increases called for in the 10-year lease.  The county set aside $200,000 toward the branch for fiscal year 2016-17. Griffin said the ongoing funding will be enough for the library to be open 24 hours per week initially, with some weekend, after-school and morning hours.

The  Friends of the Library will be raising money to pay for the furnishings and other items for inside the library.  Donations can be made at https://squareup.com/store/VenturaFOL

Other items on the meeting’s agenda are city issues to be presented by City Council member Neal Andrews  and  public safety issues to be presented by Ashley Bautista, a civic engagement specialist with the Ventura Police Department.  Call group chair John McNally at 804-7558 for more information or visit the group’s Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/zjrqjly.

 

 

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