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Los Banos Library
1312 S. 7th Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209)826-5254

Friends of the Los Banos Library
P.O. Box 2343
Los Banos , CA 93635

 

 

 


“ART OF THE SEA”
The Naval Art of Arthur Beaumont

Ahoy!
On Sunday March 11th at 3 pm, the Los Banos Library will host a BookTalk and signing by Geoffrey Beaumont. The talk will be about Geoffrey's father and famous Naval artist, Arthur Beaumont. In 2014, Geoffrey published a book that includes many of his father's paintings and the improbable, patriotic and inspiring story of Arthur Beaumont – official artist of the U.S Navy for 45 years. 

This multi-media presentation will take place in the Los Banos branch of the Merced County Library, 1312 S. Seventh St., at 3 p.m. Sunday March 11th. It’s free and open to all. Co-sponsors of the event are the Friends of the Los Banos Library, Los Banos Veterans and the local Milliken Museum. Thank you to the Merced County Library for allowing the Los Banos branch to be open on Sunday, a day it’s normally closed for the event. 

To read more, see John Spevaks marvelous column in the Los Banos Enterprise "How a Los Banos Ranch Hand Found a Life at Sea." 

 


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Wee Wigglers 
Thursdays (Weekly) 10am-11am, at the Los Banos Library. Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Pre-schoolers and their families. They'll have a Wiggling Good Time! Wee Wigglers' is organized and promoted by the Los Banos Rotary Club as one of its literacy promotion efforts. FREE!

Lectura Para Niños
Saturdays (Weekly) 10am-11am. at the Los Banos Library. Bi-lingual Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their familias. Para los Ninos is organized and promoted by the Ceasar Chavez Committee. FREE!

Lectura Para Niños
Los Sábados (Semanales) de 10 a 11 horas-en la Biblioteca de Los Banos, 1312 7th Street. Bilingüe de cuentos, canciones y rimas para niños en edad preescolar y sus Familias. Para los niños es organizado y promovido por el Comité César Chávez. GRATIS!  

WHAT'S A LIBRARY CARD WORTH?
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The Veterans Resource Center at the Los Banos Library is available any hours that the library is open. We have a dedicated computer system and printer to help veterans find information and resources. The Vets can print related documents and paperwork at no charge. We have trained volunteers on Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. On days and times when volunteers are not present, Nola can offer assistance. There are also books of particular interest to returning veterans and families. Soon the Veterans Connect Center will have a dedicated phone line to call and talk directly with a service officer.                       


OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS

Please join us for our monthly meetings at the Library. We meet September through June on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. Learn about how we're enriching our community by supporting our library and how you can make a difference. We're looking forward to seeing You there!


2016 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, PLEASE JOIN US!

We invite you join the Friends of the Los Banos Library and support us so we can continue to provide stability and support for our lovely library. Your membership donation will enable us to continue to fund and grow our library. 
Even with all the budget cuts we have been able to paint the interior of the library, display local artist’s work and provide funding for library personnel’s extra hours. We also make a number of magazine subscriptions available, host a weekly story time and summer reading programs for kids. Adult literacy tutoring is another service we offer the community. Please join us in keeping our library active, vibrant and relevant.

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LIBRARY INFORMATION
The Los Banos Branch of the Merced County Library is located at 1312 7th Street, Los Banos Ca, 93536. The library phone number is 209-826-5254. The Los Banos Library works hard to serve the community and has the support of over 100 San Joaquin Valley Libraries and is part of the Merced County Library System. The Merced County Library System holds 400,000 items in its collections for patron use.

HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD
Come into the Los Banos Library to register for a library card, and access a world of unlimited information. 

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Library Card Applications
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Children - English | Spanish
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LIBRARY CARD APPLICATIONS
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Children - English | Spanish
 


BENEFITS OF A LIBRARY CARD

You can use the Online Catalog (ValleyCat) to search all the titles and authors available to adults and young people throughout the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS). If you don't have a computer at home, come into the library and browse using our ValleyCat computers. If the book or material you want is in the system, you can request it be sent to the Los Banos Library for check out! Whether your interest is fiction or nonfiction, our books and materials have you covered. Add to that the more than three million (and increasing) items in the San Joaquin Valley Library System, and you have an unending source of new information available each day.

 

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