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


Sienna Sydlaske
Youth Librarian

Ray D. Prueter Library


Monday 10 - 7

Tues & Wed 10 - 6

Thurs - Sat 12-5

Sunday Closed


  • 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!

  • Starting Oct. 1, Wednesday morning storytime  will once again be presented at 10:30am; Monday & Tuesday storytimes will continue at their regular times.
  • Thirteenth Annual Victorian High Tea, Sunday October 19th, 2pm
    • Registration form and flyer here.
  • Beginning Ukulele Class - Learn to play the ukulele in a DAY with local musician Alan Ferentz.  Adults & kids (ages 7 & up) are invited to attend a class for beginners.  Kids under 10 should be accompanied by a participating grown-up.  
    • The same class will be offered 4 times: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 & Dec. 13 (all on Saturday @ 1pm).  So bring your ukulele and a music stand if you have one.  A limited number of ukuleles will be available for those who do not have an instrument.  No registration required.

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

  • Storytimes for children ages 0-5 are held Mondays @ 5:30pm and Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am
  • 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 AdultsRay D. Prueter Library Event Calendar  

 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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  • 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.


 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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  • 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.


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

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