Filed under: books, Libraries, Newark | Tags: Alameda County Library, books, Newark
No surprise here, librarians love books! Want to hear some of your local librarians discussing upcoming titles and even some classic books? Then listen to “Read On” our new podcast!
Our first episode we are answering the burning questions. Is it possible to rewrite Jane Austen? Can you turn an edgy memoir into a network sitcom? And just what is so great about Hemingway, anyway?
For future podcasts, check out http://guides.aclibrary.org/podcasts
All of Harry Potter in one comic!
Filed under: books | Tags: books, dvds, holds, lucky day, special collection, the Lucky Day collection
Tired of being 134th on the hold list for a hot new title? Check out the Lucky Day collection!
Shelved in front of the Circulation Desk, Lucky Day is a special collection of popular new books and dvds that are available on a first-come, first served basis. If you find what you want, you can borrow it immediately. Like similar items in the regular collection, you can keep books for 3 weeks and movies for 1 week. Lucky Day items cannot, however, be renewed.
Once you find that longed-for title, please remember to cancel your hold, unless you want to enjoy it again when the hold is filled. Thanks.
Filed under: books, children, community, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: kids, Reading Buddies, reading program, teens, volunteers
If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community and earn service hours, we have an excellent opportunity for you!
The Newark Library’s Reading Buddies reading program is currently recruiting teen volunteers to help kids improve reading. For details and how to apply, please download the application form. Positions are open until filled.
Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email email@example.com
It’s almost back to school — some for the first time. A new book to share with your little people just starting school is You’re Wearing That to School?! by Lynn Plourde and Illustrated by Sue Cornelison. Penelope the hippo is so excited to start school but her best friend Tiny the mouse tries to temper her enthusiasm, giving her suggestions for how to fit in on her first day. Luckily she doesn’t listen to him and finds her uniqueness, rather than being just like everyone else, is what makes friends. The last page includes tips to make children more comfortable on the first day of school.
Just in time for Father’s Day we got in these new picture books:
We just got a couple of new lego books — with models and instructions for building your own.
Cool Robots by Sean Kenney
Cool Cars and Trucks by Sean Kenney