News for May

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 imperialcountylibrary@co.imperial.ca.us 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.

Bilingual Materials

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.

Published in: on April 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Library Branch Closures – Update

The new closing dates for the branches are:

Seeley:   Closing date under negotiation.
Westmorland:   Branch will close to the public on January 8, 2009.
Niland:   Branch will close to the public on March 31, 2009.
Heber:   Open until further notice.

For further information or comment, call the Imperial County Free Library headquarters at 339-6460 or e-mail imperialcountylibrary@co.imperial.ca.us.

Published in: on December 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Library Branch Closures

As a result of the revenue shortfall, several of our branches will be closing.  The list of anticipated closures is below.  As of today’s date (11/21/08), the Heber branch is open pending further notification sometime in January.

Seeley:  Branch will close to the public on 12/10/08.

Westmorland:  Branch will close to the public on 12/11/08.

Niland:  Branch will close to the public on 3/31/2009.

For further information or comment, call the Imperial County Free Library headquarters at 339-6460 or e-mail imperialcountylibrary@co.imperial.ca.us.

Published in: on November 24, 2008 at 12:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dates Closed In November

All branches will be closed the following days in November:
Tuesday, November 11th – Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 27th – Thanksgiving
Friday, November 28th – Day after Thanksgiving

Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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New Database

We now have access to Salem Health, the online database that goes with Magill’s Health Guide.  You will need your library card number to login.

Published in: on October 22, 2008 at 1:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Temporary Library Closure for Inventory from August 1st – 15th

The Imperial County Free Library system will be temporarily closing its branches from August 1st through August 15th.  This affects all branches: Calipatria, Heber, Holtville, Niland, Salton City, Seeley and Westmorland.  Regular hours will resume the week of August 18th.

The library staff will be conducting inventory, performing cleaning and maintenance tasks and participating in training during this time.  No fines will be levied during this period and all of the system’s book returns will be emptied periodically.

For further information, contact the Imperial County Free Library headquarters at 339-6460.

Published in: on July 28, 2008 at 12:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Webpage Live!

The new website is finally live, take a look. :)  If you spot any errors, please let me know so I can fix them.

imperialcounty.net/library/default.html

Published in: on June 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm  Comments (2)  
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Site Redesign

Our website will soon have a brand new look.  It will be up by May 1st or shortly thereafter.

Published in: on April 28, 2008 at 1:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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