Castro Valley Library

Last Program of 2010! by librarianmama

We just finished up our last program of  the year and more than 150 people joined us!  Sulphur Creek came by to read with a screech owl, rabbit, tortoise and mice to enrich the storytime.  The kids had a great time listening and participating in the stories and touching some of the animals.  What an amazing group of volunteers who donate their time to Sulphur Creek!   Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a wildlife education and rehabilitation facility whose mission is to promote the conservation of local environmental resources by fostering an appreciation and understanding of the animals in the world around us, and encouraging peaceful coexistence between people and native wildlife by serving as a community resource for wildlife issues.  The Castro Valley Library will continue to host programs with Sulphur Creek in the New Year in our outdoor amphitheater.   Look for the Hayward Area Recreation Activities Guide for more information or contact the Library.  You can find Sulphur Creek on the web @




Last Lego Club of 2010 by librarianmama
Thursday, December 23, 2010, 4:31 pm
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We enjoyed our last Lego Club for 2010 today at the Castro Valley Library.  Our theme was winter and we built some sleighs, Christmas themes and lots of spaceships (as usual).  More than 200 builders and their parents turned out to burn off some holiday energy and build lots of unique creations.  The TRO (Teens Reaching Out) Volunteers were incredibly helpful as usual (some even built their own creations), and the library is very thankful for their help.

Happy New Year and see you next year on Saturday, February 12th for our next Lego Club! 

Santa loves books too! by deniseqbaker
Friday, December 10, 2010, 4:03 pm
Filed under: Books, Children, Programs

Kids (and kids at heart) were surprised when Santa popped in to our Ho-ho-Holiday storytime on Wednesday to read one of his favorite books, Bear Stays Up. Then he thrilled the kids by opening his pack and giving each child in attendance a toy. He said that Mrs. Claus was too busy to come along, but he would be in the neighborhood again on Saturday at Knudsen’s Ice Creamery.

Afterward families enjoyed selecting picture books, playing on the AWE computers, coloring, or playing with puzzles, games and the special “Stay & Play” toy selection.  We will be having lots of fun programs throughout the holidays. Check Eventkeeper for details. Storytimes will start up again on Wednesday, January 19th at 10:30am. Join us!

Winter Holiday Events by librarianmama
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 5:03 pm
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Don’t sit around the house bugging your sister this season!  Come join us for a movie, visit from Sulphur Creek or make a holiday ornament.  Everything is FREE!

Check out our calendar for exact days and times. 


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