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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: adults, Alameda County Library, children, teens
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.
Filed under: Newark, teen | Tags: Alameda County Library, newark Library, TAG, Teen programs, teens
Teens: Do you want a say in what kind of activities the library has for you?
Join our Teen Advisory Group! You can make new friends and make a difference in the community at the same time (and earn community service hours at the same time!)
There will be FUN, SNACKS and an honest chat about improving library services and organizing programs for teens.
We meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Conference room. Our first meeting is February 24th!
Contact me (Becky), the new Teen Librarian if you have any questions! RMachetta@aclibrary.org
Mural created by our 2010 TAG group.
All of Harry Potter in one comic!
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
K-2nd Grade Book: Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack
“When life on the Tucker farm is disrupted by the arrival of a peacock, whose shrieking and strutting bring many welcome visitors, the hens complain that they are doing all of the work until the hound suggests a trade”
5th-6th Grade Book: Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
“As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer–a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon’s birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage”
Teen Book: Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare
“As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, learning the secret of her own identity while investigating his past”
Author: Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever
“Greg Heffley is suspected of damaging school property but he is stuck in a cabin with his family because of a blizzard and will have to face punishment when he gets out”
Illustrator: Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck
“Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben’s story is told in words; Rose’s in pictures”
The student-chosen California Young Reader Medal books have been announced:
Primary: I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
“When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note saying that Gabe has gone fishing and will be back in a week. He tries out several substitute monsters, but finds that none are as perfect as Gabe”
Intermediate: Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth
“In 1970s Florida, eleven-year-old Violet’s world is upturned by the arrival of a girl from Detroit who seems bent on stealing Violet’s best friends”
Middle School: Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
“Ally, Bree, and Jack meet at the one place the Great Eclipse can be seen in totality, each carrying the burden of different personal problems, which become dim when compared to the task they embark upon and the friendship they find”
Young Adult: Graceling by Kristin Cashore
“In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king”
Picture Book for Older Reader: Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
“A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry “Box” Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia”