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Ray D. Prueter Library

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


Sienna Sydlaske
Youth Librarian 

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Ray D. Prueter Library


Monday 10 am - 7 pm

Tuesday - Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm

Thursday - Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm

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.)

Summer Events for Children, Teens and Adults Ray D. Prueter Library Event Calendar


  • Come and enjoy our Summer Reading  Here is our calendar of events for July
  • Come in and find Luna and the lunettes in the Library.
  • Free Chess Class starting July 28 through August 21 at Prueter.
  • Early literacy class  for children ages 0-5 and their parent or caregiver are held Mondays at 5:30 pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement and a simple craft!
  • Every Tuesday join Miss Sienna for Kids Makers, 2 - 4 pm.
  • Every Wednesday, join us for Crafternoons from 2 - 4 pm with Miss Yvonne.


  • Last chance for Teens Makers is Thursday August 6, 2 - 4 pm.
  • Teen Advisory Group (TAG),  comprised of teens ages 13-17, plans Teen and Children events at the library during the school year. Want to join? Please fill out a TAG application and a Volunteer application.  If you have questions please contact the Youth Librarian by phone: 805-486-5460 or email: 
  • Free Chess Class starting July 28 through August 21 at Prueter.


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

Events for Youth during the school year- 

  • 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 summer

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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  • 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 BookFinder 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

         Follow the Friends of Port Hueneme Library on Facebook!  

  • 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 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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