Newark Library Blog

Thank you! by maryjane16
Friday, August 22, 2008, 9:53 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our carnival yesterday. It was a great success! We would love to have input from anyone who attended the carnival – what did you like, what parts didn’t work so well, what would you recommend for another year (any other games or booth ideas)?

A big THANK YOU to all the staff and volunteers who worked so hard to pull off the carnival, especially since we were in the sun most of the day!


Carnival! by maryjane16
Thursday, August 14, 2008, 4:30 pm
Filed under: children, community, Events, Libraries, Newark

The Newark Library is hosting a carnival this upcoming Thursday, August 21st from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The carnival will feature booth games, crafts, root beer floats, a prize table and more! Everyone is welcome to attend (although the games are geared towards an elementary school-aged audience). There is no charge to enter the carnival or to play any of the games. This event is sponsored by the Newark Library League. 

Server Problems by Kat Blair
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 1:27 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Anyone who has visited the Library in the past couple of days, knows that we have been dealing with a significant system failure with our computer network.  Library Information Technology staff have been working around the clock to solve the problem and continue working on it today. In the past couple of days,  public Internet stations have been very glitchy logging in; on some stations you can log in without a problem; on others you can’t log in at all. The wireless network has been down. Your library card record may not necessarily reflect an accurate account of what you have checked out, returned, or on hold.  Customers are reporting many problems accessing Overdrive e-books and e-audiobooks.  At Newark, we have not been to do any check ins for the past couple of days; we are working in overdrive to catch up today as the system recovers. 

If your library card record is not accurate, give the system a few days to catch up on holds placed, checked in items, etc.  Feel free to email either the Library Branch Manager, Kathy Steel-Sabo ( or Newark’s Circulation Supervisor, Rosemary Gomes McGarry, ( and we will do our best to help you untangle any issues. 

At this time our public internet stations and wireless network *should* be working normally.  As always if you encounter problems please let us know at the Reference Desk or call us at 510-795-2627. 

We certainly apologize for any inconvenience these computer problems have caused you and want you to know that we are all working hard at every level to get things back to normal.

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