Newark Library Blog


Spring Gardening + Plant a Mini Greenhouse by btiblog
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:18 pm
Filed under: adults, children, Events, gardening, Libraries, Newark, teen | Tags:

Learn how to prepare your garden for spring. Also plant an upcycled mini greenhouse with seeds for spring and summer. All materials will be supplied.

This event is for adults and families with children age 8 or older. Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.tomato-seedlings



Summer Reading at the Library! by missadina
Monday, June 13, 2016, 9:20 am
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Summer is almost here!  School is gearing into its final stages, and parents are looking for opportunities for fun and enrichment for kids.

 

The library will have a lot of programs for kids, teens, and adults – keep your eyes open for special events, performers, and crafts.  The Summer Reading Game is an ongoing program at the Alameda County Library.

 

This year, you can sign up online and come in for programs and prizes.  The website – summer.aclibrary.org – has everything you need to play.  You can still choose to play using a paper game board, if you prefer.  Just come on in to the library and we will show you how.

 

The Summer Reading Game can be played beginning June 13 through August 13. This year’s theme is Read for the Win!  It’s not just about reading, it’s about activities, playing, exploring, trying new foods and experiencing new things.

 

Reading doesn’t just mean books; comics, magazines, the back of a cereal box – all of that counts as reading. For adults, anytime you read articles online, you get closer to earning prizes.

 

Children do not have to be able to read to play the game, and if an older child (or an adult) reads to a young child, both can count that time.

 

Library programs are always free, and the only registration involved is signing up online or picking up a game board. We only record the names of winners, how many people play and win in each branch, and their age group (for statistical purposes only).

 

Special events at the Newark Library this summer include petting zoo, a visiting planetarium, singers, storytellers, other performers, and special crafts and science programs.

 

Special raffles will be held for teens and adults who complete the game.  The prize for teens is a GoPro camera, and for adults is a FitBit.  Newark Library is having a special raffle for kids and pre-readers who play as well – a Razor scooter and a bubble machine

 

 

This program is presented by the Alameda County Library, with support from the Alameda County Library Foundation. Other sponsors include the Chabot Space and Science Center, GoPro, Oakland A’s, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Newark Library’s programs are supported by the Newark Library League and, this summer, we received special funding generously donated by Cargill Salt in honor of Mayor Al Nagy’s many years of service to the city.

 

The Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Ave. in Newark, right behind city hall.

 



Make a Will: Protect Your Children by btiblog

Saturday, July 16, 10 – 11 a.m.
Who would take care of your minor children in the event of tragedy? Join Attorney Tim Gavin to learn how you can use a California Statutory Will form and two witnesses to designate a guardian for your children if you are no longer able to take care of them. The workshop will also cover other aspects of making a will.

Registration is required: Sign up at the Information Desk, email btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open.

Last Will & Testament



It’s Lego Time at Newark Library! by librarianccc
Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:44 pm
Filed under: children, Events, Newark | Tags:

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Kids ages 5-11 are invited to join us for the fun of creating a Lego project on the last Monday evening every month.

Space is limited.  Please obtain a ticket to attend.  Tickets are free and will be handed out starting at 6:00 pm.

 



“Summharry” by Lucy Knisley by librarianccc
Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:27 am
Filed under: books, children, teen | Tags: ,

All of Harry Potter in one comic!

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Source: http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/giant-harry-potter-comic_resized.jpg



Teen Volunteers Needed by librarianccc
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7:35 pm
Filed under: books, children, community, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

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 cchang@aclibrary.org



You’re Wearing THAT to School?! by Tracy
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Book Review, books, children

wearing that to schoolIt’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.




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