Ventura County: Libraries remain popular spots even as they evolve, economy improves

From Ventura County Star

” Ventura County’s libraries remained popular, busy places in 2015, even with the economy rebounding.That’s the take of Heather Cousin, director at the Thousand Oaks Library. Libraries also continued to evolve as community centers, places where people can learn English or use a 3-D printer. And students are using libraries as gathering spaces, as they do more group work for school, she said.”

http://www.vcstar.com/news/education/schoolwatch/libraries-remain-popular-spots-even-as-they-evolve-economy-improves-280df50f-3350-5523-e053-0100007f-363948481.html

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Thousand Oaks: New face will shepherd libraries into the future

from the Thousand Oaks Acorn

“Heather Cousin, the city’s new library services director, comes to T.O. by way of Simi Valley and Moorpark, where she headed up the libraries in those cities.”

http://www.toacorn.com/news/2015-08-06/Front_Page/New_face_will_shepherd_libraries_into_the_future.html

Educational benefits of origami math unfold at Thousand Oaks Library

from the Ventura County Star

“Many children around the world have acquired math skill through origami art, innovative schools combined origami and math in their classrooms. To unfold the educational benefits of origami math, the Brimhall library in Thousand Oaks, California, invites students in K-12 grades and their families to an Origami Math Genius (OMG) demonstration at 2pm on January 17, 2015 … OMG is a curriculum of origami math developed for integrating art and science in K-12 education.”

http://www.vcstar.com/ugc/yournews/educational-benefits-of-origami-math-unfold-at-thousand-oaks-library_156518

Thousand Oaks: Chapter closing

from the Thousand Oaks Acorn

“After a lifetime of serving in public libraries, Steve Brogden is putting his career on the shelf. The Thousand Oaks Library director said coming to the city’s library in 1990 was the best move he ever made, but 24 years around books is enough.”

http://www.toacorn.com/news/2014-10-02/Community/Chapter_closing.html