Castro Valley Library

Blind Date with a Book by crselig2014
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 4:59 pm
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In February we did a special display for Valentine’s Day called Blind Date with a Book. The covers of the books were concealed, and patrons had to choose a book based solely on a few words of description. The display was a big success! Our intrepid patrons checked out more than 100 books. More than 30 people then entered a prize drawing by submitting a review of the book.

Here isBlindDate a list of the books that received favorable reviews:

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

AfterImage by Jay Brandon

In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes

Night Fall by Frank Smith

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

Happily Ever After by Susan May Warren

The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

Castro Valley’s Little Free Library by crselig2014
Monday, March 9, 2015, 4:55 pm
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Castro Valley has a big, beautiful free library. Now CV also has a beautiful Little Free Library.

According to the official web site, a Little Free Library is a “take-a-book, return-a-book gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.” Little Free Libraries are a great way for neighbors to share books and share the importance of reading. The first official Little Free Library was established in Wisconsin in 2009. They have since spread all over the world.

Castro Valley’s new Little Free Library is in the Greenridge neighborhood and is designed to resemble an Eichler house to reflect the architectural style in Greenridge. This was a true group effort. Library employee and Greenridge homeowner Renee Hermosa spearheaded the project. Neighbor Abe Crimele built the library. Another neighbor, Joellen Ostlund, painted the library and oversaw the installation. And yet another neighbor donated the space on her property. The whole project took just two months.

Congratulations to the Greenridge neighbors!Library_small_0

For more information about the Greenridge Little Free Library, click here. For more information about the Little Free Library movement, click here.

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