Newark Library Blog

Have You Heard…it’s All Over the News! by Kat Blair
Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 2:22 pm
Filed under: books, children, Events, Libraries, Newark, News | Tags: , , , ,

 The Newark Library News, that is. The Summer Reading Game has started with a bang!


We had 131 people sign up on the first day! We have games for pre-readers, children, teens, and adults! You can read, or be read to, and win prizes. Our teen Kid Power volunteers are waiting for you to come in and sign up for “Reading is So Delicious!” with them!

In honor of the fact that it is finally summer we have lots of activities for folks to try out. Check out what is happening here by going to our Web site at and clicking on the “Library Events” button.

Just to get you started – this week we posted a great craft to make at home on the Summer Reading Game Blog at  – awesome bookmarks that I found on the Web.

And, today we have Summer Reading Buddies starting up from 3-5 PM. Teens help elementary school-aged children practice their reading for 1/2 hour at a time. Kathleen Hannon is in charge of this.

Tomorrow from 3:30-4:15 PM, we have a craft program for Tweens, ages 9-13; you can create a wire bracelet using Christie Inocencio’s beads, like the one below. She’ll show you how. There is also a Computer Class from 6-7:45 PM for adults, call Barbara at (510) 795-2627 x20 or email to get in.


Friday from 10:30-10:50 we will have a Music and Movement for Toddlers and Caregivers class, only the first 25 toddlers with caregivers will be allowed in.

And, on Saturday from 2:30-4 the Newark Teen Advisory Group will be meeting. Teens can make new friends as well as make a difference in the community. Join us for food, fun and an honest chat about improving library services for teens. Community service hours can be earned for this event.

Finally, Boswick the Clown will entertain us all from the children’s section of the Newark Library this Saturday, June 16th, starting at 3 PM. Don’t be late if you want to get a good seat!



Like us on Facebook! by Tracy
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 1:52 pm
Filed under: Libraries, Newark, News

Did you know the Newark Library has a Facebook page? It’s a great place to find out about upcoming library programs and see photos from our events. Check out the link here: Newark Library and like us on Facebook.

Homework Express by maryjane16
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: children, community, Libraries, Newark, News, teen | Tags: , , ,

will be closed the week of Thanksgiving for the fall break. Homework Express will resume the following week as normal. Homework Express runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Students grades K-12 may drop-in at Homework Express for homework help from one of our teen tutors. For more information about Homework Express, please call (510) 795-2627.

Drop-in Computer Help by maryjane16
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10:00 am
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Are you new to using computers? Do you need assistance with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, setting up emails or using Facebook? We now have two teens available on Thursday afternoons from 4-6 pm that are available to help! They are very friendly and have computers set up so that they can help anyone needing assistance. This is a frop-in program so there is no need to register.

Homework Express Volunteers Needed! by maryjane16
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 4:28 pm
Filed under: children, community, Libraries, Newark, News, teen | Tags: , ,

Homework Express has returned to the Newark Library! It is very busy already and we could use more teen volunteers to help kids with homework questions. If you are a high school student (or a homeschooler at a high school level) and are interested in earning volunteer hours, please contact the Newark Library to get more information about the program. Volunteers work 2 hour shifts, either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm. You can work one, two or all three days if you like.

Schedule Change by maryjane16
Thursday, July 1, 2010, 10:00 am
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Just a reminder that as of July 2010, the Newark Library will no longer be open on Sundays.

Our new schedule will be as follows:

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 1-9 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursdays: 1-9 pm

Fridays: 10 am – 6 pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 5 pm

Sundays: Closed

by maryjane16

Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. – Christie Inocencio shows us how to craft Sand Art for all ages

 Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. Oliver Chin, author visit and story reading, for children

  Saturday, June 26 at 2 p.m. – Math/Science Nucleus presents the Wonder of Water

 Saturday, July 3 at 2 p.m. – Ashkenazi the Pretty Good performs his brand of rare magic for us

 Friday, July 9 from 11-12 Noon – Friday Crafts with Miss Mary, Toilet paper octopi!

Saturday, July10 at 2 p.m.Christie Inocencio will be using duct tape in a craft for Teens & Tweens

 Friday, July 16 from 11-12 Noon – Friday Crafts with Miss Mary, CD or paper plate turtle

 Saturday, July 17 at 2 p.m. – Alphabet Rockers, hip-hop and modern music kids show

 Friday, July 23 from 11-12 Noon – Friday Crafts with Miss Mary, mini flower pot whales?! Hmmm.

 Saturday, July 24 at 2 p.m. – Math/Science Nucleus with Edge of the Bay

 Friday, July 30 from 11-12 Noon – Friday Crafts with Miss Mary, Pond crafts (fish, dragonflies or frogs)

 Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. – Miss Mary leads the little ones in crafts on Pirate Day! Race & scavenger hunt for older kids.

 Thursday, August 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 NoonNewark Library Carnival with games and prizes

 Friday, August 6 from 11-12 Noon – Friday Crafts with Miss Mary, Beach or surfing crafts

 Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m. Christie Inocencio has Fun with Foam, let’s make flip-flops!

 Friday, August 13 from 11-12 Noon – Friday Crafts with Miss Mary, Mermaids and watercolor resist

 Saturday, August 14 at 2 p.m. – Come see Steve Chaney, the ventriloquist and his puppet, Cornelius Crowe.

 Saturday, August 21 at 2 p.m. – Math/Science Nucleus shows us some Light Magic

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