Tag Archives: Buena Park Library

Give Blood, Give Life at the BPLD

American-Red-Cross-Blood-Drive_small-web-banner
Monday, April 28
11:30 am – 5:45 pm

Please sign up online at
www.redcrossblood.org
and use the sponsor code BPL

All participants will receive
a buy one get one free sub from Quizno’s
– a voucher for 2 discounted tickets to an LA Galaxy game
– 2 discounted tickets to select LA Kings hockey games

– 2 complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory

Pet Prescription Team Therapy Dogs at the BPLD!

Capture Saturday, April 19th, 2 pm
Meet real therapy dogs, learn about the amazing benefits of pet therapy and find out what it takes to get your pup certified as a therapy dog! 

Pet Prescription Team was founded in 2003 to help pet owners train and certify their pets as therapy animals.  Their motto is “Healing Hearts Through Pets”.

This event is part of our fourth annual “Buena Park Reads Together” program.  During the month of April, we will be offering interactive programs, book discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.  Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Responsible Pet Ownership for Kids at the BPLD!

petsSaturday, April 12th, 2 pm
Kids ages 3-12 and their parents can learn about animal behavior and responsible pet ownership with games and activities
provided by OC Animal Care!

OC Animal Care promotes responsible pet ownership; health and safety for people and animals and spay/neuter programs. They provide shelter and medical care for lost or stray animals and opportunities for adoption.

This event is part of our fourth annual “Buena Park Reads Together” program.  During the month of April, we will be offering interactive programs, book discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.  Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

April Sales in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore

APRIL SALES

All Month
Buy 2 paperback novels and get 1 free

Mar. 31 – Apr. 5
Get a $2 coupon with any purchase of $5 or more

Apr. 7 – 12
All hardback James Patterson books are $1

Apr. 14 – 19
Buy 3 single disc DVDs and get 1 free

Apr. 21 – 26
Buy any 3 non-fiction books and get 1 of equal or lesser value free

Apr. 28 – May 3
Get a coupon for 50% off any item with a purchase of $10 or more

It’s easy to become a member and enjoy extra savings!
$5.00 — 1 year membership
$100.00 — Lifetime membership

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Hours
Tues & Wed: 10am – 6 pm
Thurs: 10am – 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 4:30 pm
Refreshments for Sale • For more info call 714-826-4100 x 123

Pathways to Hope comes to the BPLD!

pathways2Saturday, April 5th, 2 pm
Learn all about Pathways to Hope’s Cell Dogs training programs
and meet a service dog in training! 

Pathways to Hope is a nonprofit organization that partners with OC Animal Care and local correctional facilities to improve the lives of incarcerated individuals and shelter dogs. The dogs in this program are housed with and trained by selected prison inmates in preparation for becoming service dogs.

This event is part of our fourth annual “Buena Park Reads Together” program.  During the month of April, we will be offering interactive programs, book discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.  Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Meditation Techniques Workshop at the Buena Park Library

meditation-mudraThe Buena Park Library will be holding a workshop series on Meditation Techniques during the month of April on Monday evenings from 6:00-6:30.

Adults and children seven and older are invited to come and learn some basic meditation techniques to ease your stress and relax your family.  Dress comfortably. You may choose to sit on the carpet or in a chair as you participate in this half hour of calm.

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125
or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org.

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Buena Park Reads Together 2014!

Weekends with Daisy

This April, The Buena Park Library will be holding its fourth annual community wide event: Buena Park Reads Together!

This program is designed to bring our community together through interactive programs, discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.

Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

Schedule of Events

  • April 1st – 5th: All regularly scheduled children’s storytimes will be dog-themed!
  • Saturday April 5th at 2 pm: Family Program – Learn about the California prison dog programs and meet a service dog in training with Pathways to Hope.
  • April 7th – 27th: Monday nights at 6:30, kids can practice reading aloud to a friendly dog with the BARK program.
  • Saturday April 12th at 2 pm: Family Program – Responsible Pet Ownership for Children and Their Parents.
  • Saturday April 19th at 2 pm: Family Program – Meet certified therapy dogs and learn about animal therapy with the Pet Prescription Team.
  • Thursday April 24th at 1 & 6:30 pm: Book discussion meetings for Weekends with Daisy.
  • Friday April 25th at 3 pm: Family Program – special dog-themed Fantabulous Friday!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125
or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Find AR Books Quicker and Easier!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  Calling all Accelerated Readers!
The Task of Searching for Books Just Got Easier…

The Buena Park Library is pleased to announce that you can now search for your Accelerated Reader (AR) books in our online catalog!

You can search using the catalog computers in the library or search from home on the internet by going to www.buenaparklibrary.org and clicking on Search the Library Catalog.  Simply type “Accelerated Reader” and your book level (2.3, 3.5, 4.7, etc.) into the keyword field and a list of children’s books in your level will appear.  You can even sort the results by call number to make finding the books easier.

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Come by the Children’s Room and see all the hot pink AR labels on our fiction books and picture books.  Check back again soon to see the progress being made on labeling the Biographies and the non-fiction collections.

Happy Belated Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

I hope it’s not too late but this celebrated author and illustrator deserves a birthday shout out.  For those who don’t know, Dr. Seuss’ birthday was last Sunday, March 2nd.  We all know Dr. Seuss as the man behind the famous children’s book series with well-known titles such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Lorax.  But there was a lot more to him than just children’s books.  In other words, here’s a list of interesting facts of the author we call Dr. Seuss:

dr. seuss

  • Dr. Seuss’ actual name was Theodore Seuss Geisel.
  • His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including television specials, feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.
  • Geisel’s birthday, March 2nd, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.
  • Although he received numerous awards throughout his career, Geisel never won the Caldecott Medal or Newbery Medal.  
  • Geisel’s figures are often rounded and somewhat droopy. This is true, for instance, of the faces of the Grinch and of the Cat in the Hat.  Almost all the buildings and machinery that Geisel drew were devoid of straight lines, even when he was representing real objects. For example, If I Ran the Circus includes a droopy hoisting crane and a droopy steam Calliope.
  • He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book. For a writer he was unusual in that he preferred to be paid only after he finished his work rather than in advance.
  • Getting the first book that he both wrote and illustrated, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, published, however, required a great degree of persistence – it was rejected 27 times before being published by Vanguard Press.

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Want more Seuss?  You didn’t even have to ask!  The Buena Park Library has got you covered.

“Think left and think right and think low and think high.  Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss