Back to School Party!

We had an incredible turn out for our annual back to school party here at the library! We had 158 patrons come in our doors to collect some back to school items. 

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We will make sure to stock up on more school supplies to be able to accommodate more patrons next year.

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Thank you to all who participated and most of to our Friends of the Library for providing the supplies and snacks for this year’s give away. 

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Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Summer Reading Program 2019.

We started off our summer reading program with Poppy the Troll, The kids had a great time dancing with Poppy and making summer crafts!

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We signed up more than 800 patrons this summer!

On June 8th we had local author and Historian Eric Enders share about baseball. More than 75 people attended that day!

Chico and his friends Gus and Goldie visited and shared about water safety! Thank you Parks and recreation for joining us!

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On June 15th we celebrated Garfield’s birthday with pizza for the kids!

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Saturday June 22nd Jesse the cowgirl visited us and we made a new friend named Forky!

The kids had a great time making a new friend and taking pictures with Jesse. 

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June 22 we had a special “Rocket Man” program celebrating the illustrious career of Sir Elton John, we made special bedazzled sun glasses, and listened to his music.

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June 29th we made crafts and watched the classic “Space Jam” movie!

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Imperial Border Squad was a super memorable experience during our Summer Reading program! 


On July 7th we had the crew from Imperial Border Squad join us at the library, more than 85 folks came out to meet them. We all had such a great time!

The kids and adults had a great time taking pictures with them. 

Thank you so much Imperial Border Squad for joining us at the library. 

On July 13, we had a Lego contest for the kids! We made Lego creations, had snacks, and we watched a Lego movie.

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In honor of the 1st moon landing we had a rocket craft and we ate moon pies. We watched “moon” themed movies and had a great time!

Thank you everyone for making our Summer reading club this year one for the books! Our 800 entries read more than 3000 books this summer. We will be contacting the patrons who read the most books this summer so that they can pick up their prizes. 

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At the end of the summer we had an “Art Camp” here at the library. For 2 hours a day for 4 days we had a guest artist instruct us on how to draw, do watercolor, use acrylic and make a collage. 


Instructor and artist Marissa Valdez talked to us about technique and worked on her own creative process as an example to the students.

The students learned a lot about shading and other technique skills. 

We had some really talented students in the class, and we were amazed at how they improved from the 1st day of class to our last class on Thursday. 

We used acrylic paints and watercolor to create original works of art. 

We have a great collection of Art books at the library available for check out that the students used for reference. 

Making a collage was fun for the students, and they really got creative. 

Over the course of 4 days we had 55 students participate in our program. We hope to continue “Art Camp” during winter break and next summer. Thank you all for participating, I learned a ton about art and am grateful to our local artist extraordinaire Marissa Valdez for her patience and expertise on the subject. 


Summer K-POP fun!

Our June and July K-POP Talk was a blast! We had 83 K-POP fans come to the library and join us for games, dancing, and K-POP trivia. 

We had a great time making K-POP buttons and a few fans WON a K-POP album playing musical chairs! 

A big THANK YOU to Marissa our K-POP expert! She comes up all of our great ideas and she allows us to use her incredible artwork for our K-POP flyers! Join us on August 30th from 4-6 for our next K-POP Talk event! 

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STEAM camp here at JCCV was a blast!

Our 1st annual SRC Summer Tween/Teen  STEAM camp here at the JCCV library. 


We had a curious bunch of tweens and teens at our STEAM camp trying their hand at Pizza box smores. They were a cinch to make in our hot El Paso sun and they tasted delicious!


The smores “cooked” easily in the hot sun. 


The kids made original tye dyes! 


They also dabbled in the science of rock candy, it took 4 days to complete but the final result was amazing!


Here is how the crystals formed in the jars. 


It was such a cool process, the kids really enjoyed making them. 


We had such a great time with the kids and we look forward to more STEAM projects to try next summer at our STEAM – CAMP.