Castro Valley Library

Got homework? Help is here! by deniseqbaker
Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Children, Displays, Programs


Our Homework Assistance Center will open Tuesday, September 4th. But until then, you can get help online—our Live Homework Help never takes a day off! You get free help from real, live tutors right from the library via the Internet!  Live Homework Help is available for 4th – 12th grade and college introductory level students from 1:00-10:00pm every day all year long.  Children and young adults visiting the library simply log in via a link on the Alameda County website homepage. Those at home will have to log in with their library card number first, and then enter their grade level and the subject they need help in. They will be connected to an expert tutor within a few minutes. Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. To learn more about the service, call the library at 510-670-6280. 

Bay Area Basket Makers Display by lduckwal
Monday, August 27, 2007, 4:51 pm
Filed under: Displays

baskets.jpgNext time you’re in the library check out the new display of baskets made by the Bay Area Basket Makers.  Library user Tracy Vincent brought in the display which includes one of her own creations as well as many others made by the other members of the group.  The baskets will be in the library’s display case from August 27th to September 20th.

Summer Storytimes by deniseqbaker
Monday, August 27, 2007, 3:01 pm
Filed under: Children, Programs

Ten in the Bed Storytime

It has been a real treat to have the Hayward Parents’ Nursery School conduct our weekly storytimes during the month of August! Each week they feature a single story with related activities and do a fun craft. Join us this Wednesday at 11am for their final appearance when they will present The Princess and the Pea.

Got a Clue? by deniseqbaker
Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 2:17 pm
Filed under: Children, Programs

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Over the past two months, over 1400 “Get a Clue” participants logged thousands upon thousands of hours of reading time. With invaluable help from our Kid Power volunteers, another Summer Reading Game was a resounding success.

As a way of thanking our Kid Power Volunteers for the fantastic job they did over the summer, we held a party to celebrate their efforts.  They ate pizza, hung out with friends, played carnival-style games, and won prizes, all of which were donated by library patrons, staff members, and community businesses. 

Pyzano’s Pizzeria graciously gave us a great deal on the pizza that was a treat from the Friends of the Library.  Also, through a joint effort, the Friends secured gift certificates from Knudson’s Creamery at a special price, so that each Kid Power volunteer could have an ice cream sundae. A good time was had by all, and our mascot, Ike, found a new home with one of our Reading Buddies!

Ike goes home with Calley

In closing, a BIG thank you to everyone who played, volunteered, donated, and contributed to make this the most successful Summer Reading Game ever at Castro Valley.

It’s the weekend! Garage Sale anyone? by library1.5
Saturday, August 18, 2007, 2:47 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


Our ACL web guru passed this fun site on to us and we can’t resist sharing it with you! You may use  zip codes to locate a garage sale using ZipGarage. Now in beta, search Zipgarage by zip code and a map of where the sales are will display. With free registration, you can add your own garage sale in seconds. If you have a great web site you’ve come across, let us know.

Harmony Fusion Display by deniseqbaker
Thursday, August 16, 2007, 9:39 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Harmony Fusion

The current offering in the Library’s display case celebrates the Bay Area Women’s Chorus, Harmony Fusion. Harmony Fusion sings and performs to fun popular music in four part harmony, a cappella style. The display done by Chorus member Linda Fellers features songbooks, costumes and awards. The display will be in the library until Saturday August 25th.

Final days, Summer Reading Gamers! by deniseqbaker
Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 10:39 am
Filed under: Children, Programs, Teen

The last day of all our summer reading games is Saturday the 18th, so hurry in to spin and stamp your “Get a Clue” game board, finish the Teen “You Never Know” game, or enter the drawing for “Mystery in the Big City”. Our Photoshow at has been updated. You can now see all the great performers who were here over the summer. Take a look! Thanks to our Friends, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make the summer such fun!

Alberto Torrico to visit the library by carolynhope
Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 10:29 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

alberto-torrico.jpgAlberto Torrico is dedicated to bringing State service to his local constituents.  He and his staff provide assistance with State issues involving the DMV, Health Services, Social Services, EDD, State taxes and more.  And best of all they do it locally at the Castro Valley Library on the fourth Monday of the month between 5-7 pm.  On most days Karla Goodbody is here to meet with community members but on August 27th Assemblymember Torrico will be here in  person at the Library.  Please stop by to say hello, ask questions, and voice your opinion.

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