Story Time at Heber Library

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Joslyn and Jonathan Bejaran attentively listen to a story read by the Heber Librarian Rebecca Mendoza

CALEXICO – Heber Public Library held its monthly story night Tuesday, September 22, gathering children of all ages for story time, crafts and a snack.

“Kids enjoy when someone reads to them,” said Rebeca Mendoza, Librarian. “The arts and crafts that children do after reading time usually have something to do with the story read that night.”

Heber residents, Josyln and Jonathan Bejaran visit the library on a weekly basis and have attended for the last three years.

“My children really like coming to the library,” said Mrs. Bejaran. “This is the perfect way to further their education.”

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.

“We encourage students to check out books, especially since some schools have limited books,” said Mendoza.

The 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,  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.