Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lower Valley Chess Club Displays Trophy at YS

Lower Valley Chess Club president, Alex Ramirez, presented Ysleta Branch with the trophy won by the El Paso team at the I-10 Showdown last October. This is a splendid trophy that will be showing in our display case for a few weeks. Come by and view this award exhibit and meet with the club on Thursdays @ 4:30.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween is Here!

The decorations are up and it’s time to check out a chilling movie or a frightening book to read. Select a terrifying ghost story to read to others and leave them afraid. Visit the Ysleta Branch Library and Scare Up A Good Book!

Friends Book Fair at YS!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, The Friends of Ysleta Branch Library Bookstore will have a huge book sale for the patrons of YS.  11:00am-6:00pm; Do not miss out on your favorite book!   

Monday, October 14, 2013

El Paso Firefighters Visit YS!

On October 8, 2013 the EPFD Firefighters came out to the Ysleta Branch Library and met some of our young patrons and parents. The firefighters and the kids enjoyed storytime and later made paper fire hats for craftime. The firemen talked about fire prevention and safety, afterwards, a tour of the fire engine.  The truck and all the equipment was quite impressive to see. YS wishes to thank the firefighters of the Q17 for their services and for visiting the library.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

911 Honored At YS

Ysleta Branch Library commemorated the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States with a display of books and photos. Several books can be found at Ysleta that detail this tragic event including the attacks, the events, damage, casualties, rescue and accounts, the attackers and their motives, aftermath, investigation and response. Visit YS and checkout one of these books.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage month officially starts on Sept 15th, the anniversary of the independence of 5 Latin American countries. On September 18, 2013 Ysleta Branch Library celebrated with a workshop class on how to make Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican folk art. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ysleta Open Chess Tournament

Chess is a widely popular strategy board game that requires a great deal of skill and reasoning. The game is played on a checkered game board with 16 pieces. On Thursday, Aug 24, 2013, YS hosted the Ysleta Open Chess Tournament. The tournament participants arrived, registered and started the first round promptly at 10:10am. The 4 Round Swiss format was played in which participants with similar skill meet one on one for each round. There were numerous patrons enjoying the event, chess players and spectators alike. It was a successful turnout; Don't miss the next one!  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SRC 2013 Wrap-Up

The Summer Reading Club for 2013 has come to an end at Ysleta. On July 25, 2013 patrons gathered for the closing festivities. Prize winners received bicycles; certificates and goody bags were handed out to all our young readers. A showing of the movie, Toy Story, was shown. Buzz Lightyear was there to celebrate the kids reading achievements. Buzz entertained and posed for photos with the kids. It was a great ending to such a significant setting.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Pirates Life

On July 17, 2013 the Summer Reading Club 2013 continued with an “It’s a Pirates Life “ theme. This celebration was especially fun for the kids. They dressed up with pirate hats, eye patches, tattoos and parrots perched on their shoulders. They made their pirate hats and parrots for craft time, played games, posed for pictures and went on a treasure hunt looking for gold in the snake pit. Aye Matey!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Patrons of the Ysleta Branch Library participated in a real world treasure hunt known as Geocaching. It is an outdoor game where participants hunt for hidden geocache with the aid of a hand-held GPS enabled device. The players are given coordinates of the cache and the GPS leads them to it. Our young patrons had a great time with this enjoyable activity!