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Articles by Hildie Kraus

Salutations to all East County families!

Dear library friends,

Hey there, library families:

Happy Spring! East County sure looks great these days, with the hills green from the rain, and the wildflowers blooming. There are exciting things happening at your library in this season of new growth and fresh starts. Please come down and explore our offerings.

Here’s a sampling of our adult programs in April:

Friends of the El Cajon Library Book Sale, Saturday, April 1 from 10 – 4 p.m.Support the library and buy gently used books at half-price. The proceeds fund programs and materials for our community.

Salutations, library families:

OK, we have taken back our children’s area (some of which has new carpeting); the resources and space are available to you again, after major flood damage repairs happened over the last three weeks.  We apologize for the disruption in programs and access, and we appreciate your patience with this ordeal.  It remains to be seen whether March will come in like a lamb or a lion, but either way, we welcome you back to our refreshed facility!

Youth and family programs in March:

Dear library supporters:

The headline this month, unfortunately, is that our library flooded in January, and you may notice some areas that are closed and under construction to address issues related to the flood. As usual, the magnificent El Cajon staff dealt with the emergency with calm, competent, cheerful professionalism. I was on the East Coast helping my mother with a knee replacement operation! It’s odd that last time the branch flooded, I was away also. The staff is wondering if this is pure coincidence…

Greetings, East County families,

Happy New Year!  We hope you’re staying warm and dry at this time of the year.  The library is always a welcoming place to bring your kids.  We’ve got a lot going on for people of all ages.

Youth and family programs in January:

It’s pretty hard to believe that 2017 will soon be upon us. We hope some of your resolutions for next year have to do with using the library more! If you’ve got preschool-aged kids in your family, you might want to participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. You get a colorful log, prizes along the way, and a great way to foster a love of reading in your little ones. We’ve got something for people of all ages, and all interests.

Special programs in December:

Dear fellow East County people:

In my neighborhood recently, some moisture seemed to drop from the sky – I think it’s called ‘rain.’ We hadn’t seen any in a while, and it was most welcome. Let’s hope for more, in this sixth year of the drought. Of course we’ve got plenty of books and resources on drought-tolerant landscaping, making your home energy-efficient, and generally enjoying life in an arid climate.

Greetings, East County families:

We are well into the swing of things for autumn at the library – we’re hoping the weather will turn cooler, and of course we’re looking forward to Halloween at the end of the month.  In the meantime, please come and check out books, music, movies and magazines.  We have materials in Spanish and Arabic, as well as English. There’s something for everyone at our libraries.

What’s going on for youth and families in October:

Ahoy, East County families,