Sign Up for a Library Card!

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The month of September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Getting a library card for the El Paso Public Library comes with a number of perks. Not only can you check out books and magazines using your card, but you can also check out DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks.

Your library card gives you access to eBooks via Overdrive, to online magazines via Zinio, and to a number of research databases. At the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch, a library card will also allow you to check out a laptop for use within the library.

Learn more about how to get a library card at the El Paso Public Library’s website.

Come in and sign up for a card today!

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Force Friday!

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Force Friday is coming to the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library!

On Friday, September 4th, Fun Friday will become Force Friday. We will be showing a movie at 3:30pm. Door prizes will be raffled off (must be present to win), and refreshments will be served to all in attendance.

Whether you’re Jedi or Sith, all are welcome to attend this event.

May the Force be with you!

Fun for Teens at the Library!

School has officially started, but there are still plenty of programs for teens at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library every Thursday afternoon.

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Check out our events for September:

September 3 at 4:30 pm: Teen Game Night! Join us for fun with the Wii U, XBox, and PS3. Also, board games & chess!

September 10 at 4:30 pm: Teen Craft Night! Create your own mason jar bank.

September 17 at 4:30 pm: Teen Movie Night! Join us for popcorn and a New Release movie. (Call branch for title)

September 24 at 4:30 pm: Teen Craft Night! Come try DIY crafts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Also, between now and October 24th, vote for your favorite books to make YALSA’s 2015 Teens’ Top Ten list. This is one of the only lists that relies on nominations by teen readers and in which only teens can vote for the winners. Make your voices heard! Vote for your favorites at the following page: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

Teens Top Ten 2015

Teen Reading All-Star!

Every year, the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library honors the top teen reader in the Summer Reading Program. This year, the teen that read the most hours between June 1st and July 18th would win a pair of Beats headphones.

We are proud to announce that Adam, a seventh grader who read an outstanding 181 hours, was the branch’s top reader.

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Congratulations, Adam! You are awesome!

Children’s Programs at JCCV

Summer is winding down, and school bells are ringing once again. But you can still find a number of wonderful programs for children at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library continuing into the new school year.

We will continue to have storytime four days a week:

Tuesdays at 11am, Wednesdays at 11 am, Thursdays at 1pm, and Saturdays at 11am

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Every Friday is Fun Friday at our branch. Through August, kids can come to the library and build amazing structures out of Legos every Friday at 4pm.

In September, Learning with Legos will be every second and third Friday of the month, and we will have fun, family-friendly crafts the other Fridays at 4pm.

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We hope you’ll come join us!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

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On Thursday, July 30, the staff of the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library got the opportunity to see the El Paso Chihuahuas take on the Tacoma Rainiers at Southwest University Park. They won this chance by signing up the most participants for the El Paso Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program and for their promotion of the program.

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Team JCCV had a blast at the ballgame! Even Ella, the stuffed elephant available for checkout at all El Paso Public Library locations, enjoyed herself at the game. And the Chihuahuas had a big 5-1 win against the Rainiers, which made the night even better!

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