San Diego: Man Beaten and Stabbed in Linda Vista Library Parking Lot

From NBC San Diego

” A 22-year-old man was punched, kicked and stabbed four times Monday evening in the parking lot of a public library in Linda Vista, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed.According to investigators, the victim was walking with a friend in the 2100 block of Ulric Street near Linda Vista Library just after 6 p.m. when they were approached by three men.Police said the men and the victim began arguing and the confrontation turned violent. The victim was beaten and stabbed several times. His friend was not injured in the attack.”

Yolo County Library gets in on Pokemon fun

From Daily Democrat

” County Public Information Officer Beth Gabor reported this week that players of all ages are encouraged to visit libraries across the county to find a variety of Pokemon.“Explore Yolo County’s towns and cities in which Yolo County Library branches reside while capturing Pokemon of all shapes and sizes and filling up the Pokedex,” urged Gabor.“Load up on supplies by visiting the various Pokestops at the branches to collect more Poke balls, razz berries, potions, or eggs. Set a lure, seize the PokeGym, or check out the library’s collection of Pokemon materials.”Gabor also noted that all of the branches are air-conditioned and have staff ready to share in the excitement and fun.”

A reading lounge on the Santa Monica beach

From Santa Monica Daily Press

” The sun is out, the surf is up, and summer is officially on in Santa Monica. Of course, that means it’s time to head to the beach where your friendly neighborhood librarians from Santa Monica Public Library will once again be there to meet you at this year’s edition of SMPL at the Beach. Inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response last summer, we’ll be bringing everything you love about the library (and more!) back to the beach at our summer series of “pop-up” libraries.”

Solano County: Rep. Mike Thompson to promote summer reading at JFK Library

From Benicia Herald

” Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Napa) will be visiting the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo to encourage children to read as many books as they can as part of California’s 5th District’s Summer Reading Challenge.This is the first year that Thompson– who represents Benicia as part of California’s 5th District– has hosted the Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages students to read books from the Library of Congress’ Summer Reading List.”

Program Gives Marin City Kids Mobile Internet Access

From Patch

” Thanks to generous donations, a selected group of young students are borrowing Wi-Fi hotspots from the Marin City branch of the Marin County Free Library so they can receive free Internet access.The MCFL was a thankful recipient of a grant from the Bank of Marin and an anonymous private donor to start the new Wi-Fi program. The hotspots give the students Internet access anywhere where they can receive cellular reception.”

Inglewood kids relish free summer meals at public library

From LA Times

” Princess West, a precocious 8-year-old from Inglewood, stood in line in front of the Inglewood Public Library, anticipating the lunch that was almost within her grasp.
One after another, children stepped up to an orange cooler, eagerly receiving a ham sandwich, fruit and a small green milk carton.Trina Tyson, program specialist for the Summer Food Service Program, said she expects the city of Inglewood to serve more than 50,000 meals to children this summer.”

Super Summer Reading Program offered at Lewis Library in Fontana

From Fontana Herald News

“Who are the greatest superheroes of all? If you ask librarians, they’ll say: “Ones who love to read.”At the Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana, plenty of those super readers can be found, immersing themselves in books as part of the annual Summer Reading Program.This year’s theme is “Heroes Assemble,” and children who read 45 books have a chance to win great prizes like Spider-Man and Superman toys. Teenagers who read eight books can also reap rewards.So far this summer, about 6,000 students have signed up for the free program, and thousands of prizes have been given away, said Steven Arechiga, a library assistant. He encouraged more families to join in the fun, which continues through the end of this month.”