Castro Valley Library

Summer Reading is coming & we need Kid Power volunteers! by deniseqbaker
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 12:19 pm
Filed under: Books, Children, Programs, Uncategorized

Signups for the Summer Reading Game “Be Creative @your Library” start on June 8th.  If you are going into the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade we would like you to help children sign up and play the game this summer. All you need to do is get permission from your parents and attend a training session on any one of the following dates: Tuesday, June 2nd,  Thursday, June 4th or Monday, June 8th at 3:30pm in the Children’s area of the library. Information and application forms are available at the library. Call 670-6280 if you have any questions. We will again have an online calendar at to make it easier to find available openings. 

Many of last year’s terrific Kid Power helpers will be returning this year as Kid Power PLUS volunteers.  See you soon!

Mystery Night At the Libary by library1.5
Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 1:40 pm
Filed under: Books, Programs

ParkerFredstiMystery authors Marc Coggins, Ann Parker and Dana Fredsti, shared their work and talked about the hard work it takes to become a published writer. Panel was moderated by Camille Minichino, author of 8 books in the Periodic Table mystery series 4 in the Miniature series. Ms. Minichino received a Ph.D. in physics from Fordham University and has a long career in research, writing and teaching.

The authors are all located in the Bay Area.  Ms. Parker once worked at the Castro Valley Library and Ms. Minichino is a Castro Valley resident who has been an active supporter of the New Library. Speakers represent Sisters in Crime,  a group of men and women writers devoted to the development and support of women mystery writers. The lively discussion was hosted by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library.

Farewell to our SJSU Intern Alice Franco by deniseqbaker
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 10:24 am
Filed under: Children, News, Programs, Uncategorized
San Jose State MLS student and Assumption School librarian Alice Franco has had a chance to see how a public library works over the past few months. You may have seen her on the Children’s desk, in the Homework Center or presenting a storytime. Now that she has finished her internship, we asked her to say a few words about her experience!
Alice's Soup Time Storytime
Working at the Castro Valley Library has been an eye opener. The instant immersion into the everyday workings of a vibrant public library has been an invaluable addition to my experience. Despite the hectic pace and necessity of balancing a variety of tasks, I have enjoyed working with the public and am in awe of the staff, who seem to be able to maintain their composure while coping with constantly changing challenges. Everyone has been very helpful, supportive, and friendly. I had some trepidation about working in a public library setting, but now look forward to getting a “real” public library job some day.

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