Ray D. Prueter Library

Detail: Ray D. Prueter Library wall mosaic by Helle Scharling-Todd

Ray D. Prueter Library
510 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 486-5460
Bernadette McDowell,
City Librarian
bernadette.mcdowell@ventura.org

 

 Ashlee Nishiya,
Youth Librarian
ashlee.nishiya@ventura.org

Ray D. Prueter Library

HOURS

Monday 10 - 7

Tues & Wed 10 - 6

Thurs - Sat 12-5

Sunday Closed


Directions

  • The Ray D. Prueter Library is located at 510 Park Avenue, one block east of Ventura Road. View map.
  • Closest bus stop is Ventura Road near Pleasant Valley Road (in front of the Port City Plaza.)

 

New Events for Children and Adults!

  Printable Calendar of Events: July 2014

  • Wednesday, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 2 - 4 pm - Family Fun Days: Looking for something fun to do this summer?  Join us at the Prueter Library Wednesday afternoons for games, puzzles, computers, crafts or just to hang out and read in a cool place!  
  • Saturday, August 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 1 pm - Family Ukulele Class: Can't get to Hawaii this summer?  Learn to play the ukulele with local musician Alan Ferentz, who will teach a class that will meet on four consecutive Saturdays.  Children (ages 8 and up) and their parent or caregiver are invited to register to attend the class together.  A limited number of ukuleles will be available for those who do not own an instrument.  Please call 486-5460 to reserve a seat.

 

Programs & Events for Youth - Ray D. Prueter Library Event Calendar

  • Summer Reading Program Events: Mondays @ 3 pm
    • July 21 - Jim Cogan Storyteller
    • July 28 - Silly Science, a Science Show
    • August 11 - End of Summer Party
  • Storytimes for children ages 0-5 are held Mondays @ 5:30 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:30 am.  
  • Rosenbluth Family Homework Center is open to children in grades K-12.  Tutors and computers are available for homework help.  Hours are:
    • 3:00 - 5:30 Monday & Tuesday
    • 2:30 - 5:30 Wednesday
    • 3:00 - 5:00 Thursday
    • Closed during school breaks
  • Teen Advisory Board (TAB), comprised of teens ages 13-17, assists with planning services and events for teens. If interested in becoming a member, please contact the Youth Librarian.   

Many thanks to the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library for sponsoring all the youth events at the Ray D. Prueter Library.  

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 Programs & Events for Adults - Ray D. Prueter Library Event Calendar   

  • Senior Morning Hands-On Computing - Computer assistance for baby boomers and beyond every Monday from 10am to 12pm.  
  • Adult Mystery Book Discussion Group - Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 2pm, from January through September. The 2014 theme is "Booked for Murder."  Advance registration required - please call 486-5460.
  • Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group - Group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 2pm, from January through September. The 2014 theme is "The End of the Life Book Club."  Advance registration required - please call 486-5460.

 Many thanks to the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library for sponsorship of the programs for adults offered at the Ray D. Prueter Library.

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Services

  • Want to know how to get a library card, borrow a book, and more? See our FAQ page. 
  • Access the library catalog from home.
  • Library staff will answer your research questions.
  • If a book, DVD, or audio book you want is not available, it can be be ordered and delivered from other Ventura County libraries for you to pick up at the Ray D. Prueter Library.
  • Telephone questions will be answered during open hours. Call (805) 486-5460.
  • Twelve computers are available for public Internet use. Computers are filtered for use by customers under 18.
  • One self-serve copy machine is available. Copies are ten cents each.
  • Need help finding Accelerated Reader books? Use AR Book Finder to find out which books are at your child's AR level as well as their point values.
  • Book Drops: There are two book drops located in front of the library at the curb.
    • Please place DVDs, CDs and cassettes in a bag so they do not scatter if the case opens.
  • Check out What's New at Ray D. Prueter Library!

 

 Volunteer Opportunities

  • The Friends of the Port Hueneme Library support and benefit the Library. The Friends sponsor used book sales and special programs. Contact the City Librarian for more information on becoming a member, "Like" them on Facebook or visit the Friends page.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Adult Literacy Program. For more information click here.
  • The Rosenbluth Family Homework Center is looking for after-school volunteers or tutors. Help those students who need a little extra help to complete their homework. For more information contact Lucy Provost or Bernadette McDowell.

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Collections

  • The Ray D. Prueter Library has items in English and Spanish, including books, magazines, books on tape and CD, music CDs, videos and DVDs.
  • The Ventura County Star, the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal are kept for one year.  Local newspapers on microfilm include the Port Hueneme Harbor Bulletin (1938-41), Port Hueneme Herald (1941-42), Port Hueneme Herald Express (1941-51), and Port Hueneme Pilot (1951-63).  The Hueneme Pilot  (2008-09) is available in paper.
  • For 24-hour access to newspapers, magazine articles, electronic books, audio-book downloads, test preparation guides, and many more information databases, please use the Ventura County Library's online eLibrary. A link to the eLibrary is available within the gray bar near the top of every library webpage. A library card number will be required to access to these resources if you are using an internet connection outside of the library, such as from home, school, or work.

History

Please see the City of Port Hueneme's library page.

Community Links

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