Newark Library Blog


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.

 

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National Teen Lock-in: Masquerade Madness! by MissBecks
Monday, July 13, 2015, 3:39 pm
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LockIn FlierHey Teens!

Newark Library is proud to host an afterhours event just for teens in the Tri-City Area on National Teen Lock-in Night! Teens from Fremont, Union City and Newark are invited to join us for an evening of Masquerade Madness on July 31st from 7-10 PM!

Join us before the Lock-in on Tuesday July 28th for a mask making crafting session!

Please join me for big screen gaming, “maker” activities, a treasure hunt, food and an evening of fun! Bring your friends and enjoy having the library all to yourselves.

For ages 12 – 17*, a permission slip is required to attend, please fill out and return to the Newark Library.

*High school students who are 18 years old may attend but must show proof of age & school ID

Check out the Facebook event here.

For more information contact your local Teen Librarian:

Becky Machetta @ 510-284-0682 or  Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Joan Weagle @ MWeagle@aclibrary.org

Valentina Santilli @ 510 745-1413 or  VSantilli@aclibrary.org

Beth Buchanan @ 510-745-1430  EBuchanan@aclibrary.org

Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions



An Open Letter to Neil Gaiman by MissBecks
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:00 am
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Dear Mr Gaiman,

I am the Teen Librarian at the Newark Library in Newark California and I have a great group of 5th-7th graders in my Tween book club. We recently read The Graveyard Book for our monthly selection and as a group the kids had so much to say about your book, but also so many questions and curiosities that had no answer. I asked them if they wanted to write you a letter to share their thoughts, questions and a request; they were extremely excited about writing to you so I hope this letter finds you!

Best,

Becky Machetta
Teen Librarian, Newark Library
6300 Civic Terrace Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Dear Mr.Neil Gaiman,

We would like to request that you write a sequel or prequel for the Newbery Award winning book, The Graveyard Book. We thoroughly enjoyed the book, your writing style and how the book was a bit old fashion, but would enjoy it more if there was a second book to answer our questions.

After reading, we wanted to find more about

  • The Macabray
    • We really enjoyed the part of the Macabray, but we wanted to learn more about the dance, white flowers, and the Grey lady.
  • The Jack’s story
    • It is cool and interesting about the Jack, and how he is trying to capture Bod, but we didn’t really know much about him and his backstory.

We were also wondering about:

  • What happened to the Jack’s company, and what happens to Bod after he left the graveyard?
  • What happened to Scarlett?
  • Why didn’t the Owens take care of Bod?

We believe a lot of these questions and curiosities can be answered with a new book, either a sequel or prequel and we hope that you will write one!

Thank you for your time, and for writing such a great book in The Graveyard Book.

Sincerely,

Sriram Murali, 7th grade

Kyle Galinis, 6th grade

Aanchel Patel, 6th grade

Katia Rodriguez, 6th grade

Ashley Haba, 7th grade

Itzel Camarillo, 6th grade



Summer Reading Game for Teens! by MissBecks
Monday, June 1, 2015, 2:40 pm
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Hey Teens!

The Summer Reading Game is just around the corner – we begin on June 8th!

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids, there’s cool stuff for teens too. Check out some great books at the Newark Library (as you would normally do, of course!) and earn entries into a drawing for Beats by Dre headphones! All you have to do is read… simple as that.

SRG beats

Rules:

  • Participant must be between the ages of 13-19
  • Participant may only submit raffle tickets at one library branch
  • Participant may only play the game once
  • Drawing will be held at conclusion of Summer Reading Game and winners will be contacted by phone or email

How to Get Tickets!

  • Sign Up for the Game –  earn 1 ticket
  • Complete to 1st Prize  – earn 2 tickets
  • Complete to Final Prize – earn 3 tickets

That means a total of SIX entries into the drawing if you finish the Summer Reading Game.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Becky, the Teen Librarian @ Newark by phone 510-284-0682 or email Rmachetta@aclibrary.org



Calling all TEENS! by MissBecks
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Newark, teen | Tags: , , , ,

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

TAG art

Mural created by our 2010 TAG group.



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



Upcoming events at the Newark Library by Kat Blair
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 7:16 pm
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Boo!Have you missed us? Our events did slow a bit in the last couple of weeks but we are ramping up to try to cover all the bases as you’ll see in this post.

It’s that spooky time of year again and we are ready at Newark Library with a shivery Magic Show put on by Blake Maxam on this coming Saturday afternoon, 10/15 at 3 p.m. And we have a boo-tiful choice of b-o-o-ks out on display to whet the horrific appetite of all ages, too. We will have a Halloween craft on 10/22 at 3 p.m. and a Halloween Teen Party on 10/29 at 7 p.m. Call us at 510-795-2627 x 7 when we are open to find out more.

Other than that we are offering 3 Toddler Times now to accommodate the influx of new babies and moms and dads. That’s on Wednesday or Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Friday Gaming is happenin’ every 2 weeks for kids 10 and up, and they love it! That will be happening next on 10/21 at 3 p.m. Even our Reading Club for 9-13 year olds has some renewed interest now. We’ll meet on 10/27 at 3:30 p.m.

Adult Services is offering classes with Microsoft Excel and a workshop on Aging Safely at Home on Saturdays. The Excel class is full but you can still get in to the Aging Safely at Home workshop, that will happen on this Saturday as well at 10 a.m. And don’t forget Stitch an Inch, knitters who meet every other Saturday since forever will be meeting again this Saturday, 10/15 at 12:30-2:30 p.m.

All of these activities are free to you, thanks to the Newark Library League and their ongoing book sale!




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