Castro Valley Library

The Great Book Pass & Grand Opening @ The Castro Valley Library by library1.5
Thursday, August 27, 2009, 2:25 pm
Filed under: Books, Libraries, News

Saturday, October 31, 2009 is opening day for the new Castro Valley Library, and the community has the opportunity to participate in the Opening Day ceremonies!

We are looking for participants to help in a ceremonial hand-to-hand pass of books destined for the new Friends of the Library Book Store. Participants will be stationed along the route from the current library on 20055 Redwood Rd. to the new library on 3600 Norbridge Ave.

If you are interested in participating, get together with a group of friends, family or colleagues and sign up at link below.

Teams will be assigned points along the route, beginning at 8:00-8:30 a.m.  You are welcome to bring your own snacks, water, etc.  The book pass is scheduled to end by 10:00 a.m., and opening ceremonies will begin at 11:00a.m.

Please come to the ceremony, grab lunch at Farmer’s Market and enjoy your spectacular new library!  For more information please call (510) 670-6280

To Register for the Great Book Pass click link below:

While we move… by library1.5
Thursday, August 20, 2009, 1:43 pm
Filed under: Building site, Libraries, News

children's from deskThe Castro Valley Library will be closed September 14 – October 30, 2009 during its move into the new building.  Most tems checked out from the Castro Valley Branch beginning August 20, 2009 will have a due date of November 9, 2009. Link+ items and items from other branches will not have an extended due date.  Please read your check out receipts carefully. Returned items will not be accepted at the new or old buildings while the library is moving.  Items may be returned to other branches of the Alameda County Library. 

Holds that are requested for pickup at the Castro Valley Library will be unavailable while the library is closed. Please choose another pickup location for your holds.  If you have already placed a hold, you may change your pickup location by logging into “My Account” at the Library’s website ( or by asking a staff member for assistance in person or by phone at 510-670-6280. Staff at all other branches will be available to help Castro Valley residents manage their library accounts while we are closed.

The nearest branches are:
San Lorenzo Library                             Dublin Library
395 Paseo Grande                        200 Civic Plaza
San Lorenzo, CA  94580                       Dublin, CA  94568
510-670-6283                                       925-828-1315


Summer Reading Game Final Days! by deniseqbaker
Thursday, August 6, 2009, 1:48 pm
Filed under: Children, Programs, Teen, Uncategorized

The last day of all our summer reading games is Saturday August 15th.  Our Kid Power volunteers will still be helping with spinning and stamping at the special table until 5pm that day. So finish your summer reading and hurry in to spin and stamp your “Be Creative @your Library” game board, finish the Teen “Express Yourself” game, or enter the drawing for “Books by the Bay”.

We will be thanking our middle school Kid Power volunteers who contributed eight hours or more this summer by treating them to a pizza party on Tuesday, August 18th at 12:30. If you would like to contribute anything towards their party, their thank-you gifts, or prizes, please call the Children’s librarian at 670-6280 for guidelines. They are all great kids who helped tremendously with the success of the Summer Reading Game!

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