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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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East Side Library Location Approved

2017-02-28 23:00:31 admin

On December 13, 2016, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a Lease Agreement for property located on S. Hill Road in Ventura for the Ventura County Library System.  This location will establish a new branch of the Ventura County Library System to be located in the City of Ventura.  A previous study of library operations in the City of Ventura completed in 2012 demonstrated a need for additional library services on the East side of Ventura.

The lease for this property on S. Hill Road came about after the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved funding in the amount of $200,000 annually in the adopted budget for Library operations on the east side of Ventura in June 2016.  The Ventura County Library Director looked for a location on the East side of Ventura where existing resources could be used to supplement new resources to operate a new library, and identified a vacant office space of approximately 5,100 sq. ft.

This location was identified as a prime spot because it is on a bus route, has ample parking, is close to the Ventura County Government Center where many people come to do business, is on the East side of Victoria Avenue enabling residents and students who live on the East side to more easily walk to the library, and would allow the Library to take advantage of shared staffing resources.  The close proximity to the Library Services Administration Offices has the benefit of allowing for staffing support from office staff as needed.

Additionally, the space was identified as a prime spot because it is fiscally feasible with the landlord providing needed tenant improvements.  This facility will allow for providing library services, such as children’s early childhood literacy classes, adult literacy tutoring, access to computers and the Internet, and access to library collections, on the East side of Ventura.

Nancy Schram, Ventura County Library Deputy Library Director says, “We are thrilled to get one step closer to providing expanded access to much needed library resources and services on the East side of Ventura.  It is a great example of how we can reach more people and ultimately improve lives and communities with additional support and funding.  Children growing up today on the East side of Ventura will now have a neighborhood library to help them explore, discover and connect with the world.”

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