Friday, March 23, 2007

Friends of the Library Literary Basket Drawing

The Friends' Literary Baskets are back, and there are some great ones this year! There are seven baskets - from "Beach Blanket Bingo" with a night at The Cottage Inn by the Sea and Jimmy Buffett's book A Salty Piece of Land, to "Chocolate Obsession" filled with luscious chocolate treats and Hershey's Best Loved Recipes. The baskets are on display at the Library. Drawing tickets are available at the Visalia Library check out desk for a donation of $1.00 each. The drawing will be held Saturday, April 21st. You do not have to be present to win. The proceeds go to support library projects and programs.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Read -A -Thon and Friend's Book Sale April 7th

The Literacy Center will hold it's annual Read-A-Thon during the next Friend's Book Sale in the courtyard at the Visalia Library. The combined event is Saturday, April 7th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Come and shop for books and listen to the Literacy Center Readers.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

In & Out Hamburger's Children's Reading Program

Between March 10th- April 21, children between the ages of 4-12 can receive a free hamburger, cheeseburger or grilled cheese* from In & Out Hamburgers for every five books that they read. To get more information about this program and sign up for your reading log, please visit the Children's Desk.

You can also contact the Children's Desk for more information: 733-6954 x 209

*The library will also offer non-food prizes for those interested.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Main Visalia Branch School Visits

The Visalia Main Branch has extended its scheduling of class/group visits through the end of March 2007 due to construction. Schools/groups interested in scheduling a group visit to the library should contact Valerie Voss at the Children's Desk to schedule any group visit (in accordance with the Tulare County Library Class Visiting Policy due to space limitations). Dates are in demand and limited, so please be forgiving if you're unable to get your class visit in this year. We will do our best to try and host as many group visits possible within our staffing/safety limitations. Library cards will not be issued during class visits. Teachers/group leaders are encouraged to pick up applications in advance and have the students come in with their parents to receive a library card prior to their class visit or the teacher/group leader can just send home applications on the day of the visit.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Wednesday, March 21st @10am--Spring is Here!-- Preschool Story Time!

Come and enjoy wonderful stories, songs and a special Spring inspired craft.

Wednesday, March 14th @10am--St.Patrick's Day-- Preschool Story Time!

Come and enjoy wonderful stories, songs and a special craft in honor of St. Patrick's Day and the color green!

Wednesday, March 7th @10am-- Preschool Story Time!

Come and enjoy wonderful stories, songs and craft.
This week theme: the color orange