La Colonia library in Oxnard has good chance of surviving

From VC Star

“La Colonia Branch Library, the small outpost in Oxnard that almost didn’t make it in the latest round of budget cuts, will likely continue to survive thanks to fundraising and grants.City officials say they are confident that the library can keep going even though the last round of funding was mostly one-time money. “I have full confidence that we’re going to be working towards keeping that place open,” said City Librarian Sofia Kimsey. “The community has staked their claim. They have said this is an important resource.” She said for the next fiscal year, continued fundraising, Community Development Block Grant money and partnerships with the Friends of the Library and Oxnard Housing Authority should be able to sustain the branch for the coming fiscal years.”

The Children’s Wall of Tears at the Oxnard Main Library

From Tri County Sentry

” The National Association against Child Cruelty (NAACC) is pleased to announce that The Children’s Wall of Tears™ is currently on display at the Oxnard Main Library through April 30th…The Children’s Wall of Tears, the first and only traveling monument of its kind, will be traveling throughout the State of California beginning in June 2016. The Children’s Wall of Tears™, a local traveling monument created in Oxnard, is a memorial designed by Jane LeMond-Alvarez, her husband, Leo Alvarez, to honor and memorialize children killed through abuse and neglect.”

Ventura: County and Oxnard Libraries Offer Free Digital Service

from the Ventura County Reporter

“Members of the Ventura countywide library system and the Oxnard Public Library will be able to access movies, music, audio books and other electronic media for free after partnering with media distribution service Hoopla this month. The content will be available via PC, smartphones and tablets and will come with an automatic return, meaning no late fees.”