Castro Valley Library


Castro Valley Library e-best seller Book Club off to a great start! by library1.5
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Book Sale, Books, Libraries, News, Programs, Technology, Uncategorized

The Castro Valley Library e-bestseller book club is up and running! Sponsored entirely by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library, we bought Nook Tablets from Barnes & Noble and loaded them with a variety of recent and current New York Times bestsellers. The e-book club program, which is among the first of its kind in public libraries, is made up of 15 members who join for a 4 month session.  The first session ran September 2012-December 2012. The current book club runs through April 2013, when we will collect the Nook Tablets and start again with a spring/ summer group.

 

At the first meeting members are issued the Nook and receive training on its use, followed by 3 monthly book club meeting discussions of selected titles.  Besides the discussion titles, everyone is free to read as many of the other books as they can manage in the 3 months. Without exception readers have enjoyed the e-book experience. Association of American Publishers just released figures showing a 35% increase in e-book sales last year and that amounted to a billion dollars in sales! Looks like electronic format is here for good. If you are interested in taking part of the next session (April-July, 2013), or for more information or to sign up go to the Library Information Desk.

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Fall Book Sale this Weekend, November 30-December 2 by library1.5
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Book Sale, Books, Children, Libraries, News, Programs, Senior, Teen

The Friends of the Castro Valley Library will be holding their book sale in the Library’s meeting room this weekend, November 30-December 2.
 
Friday is the Members Only preview sale from 6-8pm.  Did your membership lapse?  Do you want to join?  Memberships are sold at the door!

The book sale is open to everyone on Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 1-4pm.  On Sunday you can buy books for $3 per bag (bags will be provided).

With all of the donations they’ve been receiving, you’re sure to find some great gifts and things for yourself as well!

All proceeds support the Castro Valley Library.  For more information call the Friends at 510-733-3285



Friends of the Castro Valley Library Spring Book Sale, April 20-22, 2012. by library1.5
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:47 pm
Filed under: Book Sale, Books, Libraries, News, Programs, Senior, Teen

Find bargains galore this weekend, hardbacks, paperbacks, music and books on CD, DVD’s and select VHS. In the Library Chabot Room.

 

Friday, April 20,  6-8 pmImage
Members Preview Sale (join or renew at the door)

Saturday, April 21, 10 am-4 pm Open to all

Sunday, April 22, 1-4 pm
Bag Sale $3.00 per bag (provided)

All proceeds directly benefit the Castro Valley Library!



Book Sale Bargains! by deniseqbaker
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 1:10 pm
Filed under: Book Sale, Books, Children, Libraries, News, Programs, Uncategorized

The Friends of the Castro Valley Library had a roaring success with their book sale over the weekend. The Friday evening preview sale, the Saturday sale, and the Sunday Three Bucks a Bag super deal were all well attended by bargain shoppers and library supporters.

Money raised from the sale of books provides the library with wonderful “extras”–special programs, new Early Literacy touch screen computers, items for our preschool storytimes and much else. The Friends volunteers work hard to turn donations into added benefits for our members.

And in response to our most frequently asked question about the Friends, “When is the next book sale?”, the answer is August 19th (member preview), 20th and 21st. Mark your calendar now. Exact times and other sale information will be announced later. Until then, enjoy this short highlight from last Saturday.



Thank you for being a Friend! by deniseqbaker
Monday, October 22, 2007, 12:57 pm
Filed under: Book Sale, Books

First of the Friday shoppers

Thousands of books found new homes at the Friends of the Library book sale held at Our Lady of Grace Church on Friday and Saturday. Proceeds from the sale will go into the New Castro Valley Library furnishings fund.The library staff appreciates the generosity of our patrons for their donations of books in good condition, and the hard work of our Friends and volunteers in making it all happen. And thanks to all who came out to shop the new sale location. Hope you enjoy your bargains!

Learn more about the Friends of the Library at http://www.aclibrary.org/branches/csv/default.asp?topic=CastroValley&cat=CSVFriendsoftheLibrary




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