Castro Valley Library

New Castro Valley Library took 20 years and worth the wait! by library1.5
Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 9:25 am
Filed under: Libraries

We are open and off to a great start. The Great Castro Valley Book Pass was a big success thanks to organizing efforts of a dedicated team of Library Staff and volunteers. 70 participants manned check-in stations where the 1500 who lined the route picked up a commemorative tee-shirt (70% recycled material, of course). It took about 2 hours to pass the 300 books hand to hand from the old Library to the New Library and the feedback has been that good time was had by all.

Local residents are embracing the new Library with open arms. Typical days we’ve seen 3 times the business as the Redwood Road location and incredibly the 145 parking places are full or nearly so each day.
Dozens of people are using the wi-fi on their own laptops, the collection if flying off the shelves, the public computer stations are mostly full, the homework and teen rooms are buzzing after school, and the Friends of the Library Bookstore and Fresh Start Cafe are doing great business. The staff is here to help you find your way around and we’ll offer tours every half hour this Sunday, November 8.
See you in the Library.


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We had just missed the ribbon cutting because the baby was still napping, but we did get to look around. Everything looks great! We are going tomorrow to return a few things and borrow some new books! There are so many my daughter wants to re-read. =p

Comment by joyceandnorm

Visited the library at the end of the 1st day just as the band was packing up & had a look around.

The building looks really great & there is so much light inside. This is something that the residents of Castro Valley can be proud of.

My family & I wish all the librarians & other staff the very best for the future …

Comment by Asli Jat

[…] week, we headed over to The Ice Creamery with family and friends. It was a random get together. The grand opening of the Castro Valley Library was on Saturday. It was a nice < 20-minute walk there. People were […]

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So happy to see it — i grew up in CV and the old library was my favorite bldg in the *entire* town. Now that i’m through grad school and back in the area — so very wonderful to see a bigger, better, and bolder new library. I do miss the old one.. but it was time to grow a bit, indeed!! :->

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