September Programs at the Los Banos branch of the Merced County Library 

September is library card sign-up month

Sept 21: Coloring – available all day

Sept 22: Tiny Tales and Craft 10:30 a.m. 

Sept 23: Bilingual StoryTime and Craft 10:30 a.m., Family Lego Time 3-4:30 p.m.

Sept 24: Family StoryTime and Craft 10:30 a.m.

Sept 28: Sensory Playgroup 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Come and see the vertebrate mandibles (jaws) fossils now on display through Oct. 20.  Fossils of various species were found in the San Joaquin Valley and are on loan from UC Merced to the Merced County Library. 

Hours and Telephone Numbers of Westside libraries: 

LOS BANOS branch of the Merced County Library, 1312 S. 7th St.: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Closed Sunday and Monday.  Telephone: (209) 826-5254 

DOS PALOS branch of the Merced County Library, 2002 Almond St.: Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Telephone: (209) 392-2155 

SANTA NELLA branch of the Merced County Library,29188 W. Centinella Ave. are Tuesday, 1 – 6 p.m. and Thursday, 1 – 6 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. (209) 826-6059 

FIREBAUGH branch of the Fresno County Library is currently closed due to construction near the library. Please use the Mendota branch for the time being. Mendota branch telephone number: (559) 600-9291 

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