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Summer Fun At Local Pools & The Library

IN THE June 9 ISSUE

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by Zachariah Zendejas
& Lorie Lewis Ham

If you’re looking for something to do this summer check out this article on local pools, and information on the Fresno County Library summer reading program. And if you’ve been curious about Measure B check out the fact sheet below!

From the looks of things it’s promising to be a hot summer, as it is spring and has been less than forgiving in the weather department. So, many are probably wondering how they will keep cool this summer. There’s always staying inside a nice air-conditioned house, but where is the fun in that? Why not hang with friends and keep cool while exercising or keeping in shape? Here are some local public pools in the surrounding area:

Reedley College Pool

Reedley
The City of Reedley will not be re-opening their public pool this summer, however, Reedley College will keep their pool open to the public. At first it looked like Reedley College would be closing down their pool for the summer due to ADA regulations requiring the pool be accessible to people with disabilities. The college was able to get an extension of this regulation until January 31, 2013. The college pool will open June 18 and will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. through July 27. Reedley College is located at 995 N. Reed Ave., and the pool is located on the Manning side of the campus next to the gymnasium.

Dinuba
The City of Dinuba will also have a pool open to the public at the Dinuba High School which is located at 340 E. Kern. The pool opens June 4 and will be open Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. There is a $2 entrance fee, so bring cash.

Kingsburg
The City of Kingsburg’s public pool is located at Kingsburg High School, 1900 18th Street. The pool will open to the public June 11 and will be open Monday through Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. There will also be a snack bar at the pool so bring some money for food and drinks.

So head on down to any of these locations for some summer-time fun; it’s looking to be a hot summer and keeping cool and exercising, is important. Take care to have some fun, keep cool, and have a swim at any of these local public pools.

There is also a community pool in Parlier right next door to the Parlier Library–learn more about their hours by contacting the City of Parlier (559) 646-3545.

Zachariah Zendejas is 21 years old and attends Reedley College full-time working toward a degree in English. He is an aspiring writer who hopes to do some freelance work for magazines or newspapers.

Summer At The Library
By Lorie Lewis Ham

When you’re not cooling off at the pools, check out the Fresno County Library summer reading program which begins this month with something for the entire family this time! The kick off is June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis at the Outdoor Community Park Near Cinemas 16. Everyone who signs up for summer reading at the kick-off event will be entered into a special raffle.

11:30am–12:30pm Magic Show
11:30am–12:50pm Clifford the Big Red Dog
11:30am–1:00pm Animal Balloons and Solar Viewing
11:30am–3:00pm Bookmark and Crown Crafts plus Bubble Fun
11:30am–3:00pm Bookmobile Visits and Tail Waggin’ Tutors
12:30pm–12:50pm Clifford the Big Red Dog
1:00pm–1:50pm E&M’s Reptile Family
1:00pm–3:00pm Face Painting
1:45pm–2:15pm Clifford the Big Red Dog
2:00pm–2:50pm E&M’s Reptile Family
3:00pm–3:15pm Raffle Winners Announced

You can get summer program details for the Reedley Library here on their KRL event page or details for all branches on the Fresno County Library website.

Help keep all of our libraries open by supporting Measure B this fall. Here are the facts on Measure B as provided by Fresno County Public Library:

In 1998, voters approved the Measure B sales tax to improve
library services throughout Fresno County. It was renewed by
voters in 2004.

The Measure B sales tax is 1/8 of one percent. This translates to
12 1/2 cents on a $100 purchase.

Measure B has enabled the Library to more than double its
open hours.

Measure B has enabled the Library to spend more than 5 times
as much on books, DVD’s, CD’s, downloadables, and more.

Measure B has enabled the Library to present nearly twice as
many programs for all ages.

Measure B has generated a total of more than $142 million over
12 years as of June 2011.

Measure B currently provides more than 54% of the annual
library budget.

Measure B expires in 2013, but volunteers are already at work
preparing a ballot measure asking voters to support renewal
once again.

If Measure B is not renewed, significant cuts must be made in
Library hours, books and materials, programs, and services.

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