May is a great time to “Get Caught Reading”
We invite you to “Get Caught Reading” a book or magazine from the Imperial County Free Library. Please feel free to send us a digital photo of you and your book or magazine care of our firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Please be aware that these photos will go on our Flickr account unless you tell us you don’t want them there. Need something to read? View our latest new books.
Share the gift of reading, become a volunteer tutor.
If you like to read, help others enjoy the same pleasure. We provide the free training, no experience is needed, and it is one of the most worthwhile tasks you will ever take on.
April 29, 2009 we are celebrating “Dia De Los Niños” at our Holtville branch. The program, which begins at 4:00 p.m. will highlight bilingual materials for children. We have a great collection of books that feature both English and Spanish. It is also a great time to check out our collection of Spanish-language materials, many of them housed in Holtville.
Niland Open House/Family Day
A special event for the whole family is being planned for the morning of Saturday, May 2, 2009 at our Niland branch. We will be offering refreshments, having a book sale, highlighting our available programs (including adult literacy services and the summer reading program), and having activities. It is our way of celebrating the continuation of the Niland branch for the upcoming year, thanks to SunEco Energy.
Provide Children with a Love of Reading
Parents and caregivers with children 0 to 5 are invited to attend a special free “Families for Literacy” program offered at our Holtville and Calipatria branches during the fourth week of May. On Wednesday May 27th at 6:00 p.m. in Holtville (101 E. 6th) and on Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. in Calipatria (105 S. Lake), families can enjoy a story, activities, snacks and a free book. The informational portion of the program will be on how parents can promote a love of reading in their children, as well as what literacy services are available through our libraries.