ventura county library

It’s a nice summer morning, and some families are taking their young kids to the Fillmore Library. It’s a popular destination in the town of 15,000.

In fact, it’s often so popular that the tiny 2,000 square foot facility is jammed.

After years of talk and a big push during the last three years, a proposal to nearly double the size of the library is becoming a reality.

Photo courtesy of Lydia Kresin

A teenager collected thousands of books to help Ventura County children who were victims of the Thomas Fire. 

Fifteen-year-old Lydia Kresin who lives in Santa Monica heard about the devastating Thomas Fire and wanted to help the children who were impacted.

“I kept thinking about how much kids are probably missing their favorite books and how nice it would be for others to share their favorite books with those kids. And that’s how the book drive started,” she says.

Photo by Ventura County Library/Pixabay

There’s a new way to get instant access to a library on the South Coast. 

The Ventura County Library has launched the MyVCLib mobile app. This free app delivers the library catalog along with account services such as the catalog search, holds and renewals. Plus, downloadable book and online resource apps are integrated for access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, language learning, movies and music.