CALEXICO â€“ Heber Public Library held its monthly story night Tuesday, September 22, gathering children of all ages for story time, crafts and a snack.
â€œKids enjoy when someone reads to them,â€ said Rebeca Mendoza, Librarian. â€œThe arts and crafts that children do after reading time usually have something to do with the story read that night.â€
Heber residents, Josyln and Jonathan Bejaran visitÂ the library on a weekly basis and have attended for the last three years.
â€œMy children really like coming to the library,â€ said Mrs. Bejaran.Â â€œThis is the perfect way to further their education.â€
The library has a wide variety of books that are part of the Accelerated Reader program that schools throughout the U.S. have in place.
The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level.
â€œWe encourage students to check out books, especially since some schools have limited books,â€ said Mendoza.
TheÂ evening ended with the children enjoying delicious cookies with a cold carton of juice.
The Heber Library will have a new location at 1132 Heber Ave., Heber, CA, Â effective October 12. The hours of operation will be Monday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Thursday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and closed from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for lunch.