From June 12 - 25, we’re forgiving overdue fines on all items. Simply return them to us in good shape and your fines will be removed.
Alameda County Library
The Library will be closed July 4, 2017, in celebration of Independence Day.
Thursday, June 22nd, beginning at 9:00 p.m., we will be upgrading our catalog system. The catalogs (Encore/Classic), My Accounts and some electronic resources (databases) will be unavailable for 4-6 hours.
What: Workshop & Discussion with Reginald Dwayne Betts. This event is for Teens, ages 12 -18. Teens will receive a FREE copy of the book! Mr. Betts will also speak and do writing workshops with teens at the Juvenile Justice Center and Camp Sweeney where Alameda County Library provides programming and library services.
Alameda County Library welcomes Natalie McCall, Dawn Balestreri, Joe Stoner, and Becky Braselton in their new leadership roles as branch managers at the Albany, Castro Valley, Newark, Irvington, Niles, and Centerville Libraries.
Natalie McCall, Branch Manager, Albany Library
Alameda County Library celebrates its Bookmobile and dedicated staff who bring this valuable service to our communities.
April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers.
Alameda County Library is participating in the Big Library Read program that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. This year’s featured eBook, Art of the Pie is one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott. Library cardholders can borrow the eBook from March 16 – 30, by visiting: https://aclibrary.overdrive.com/.
Alameda County Library is celebrating Teen Tech Week (March 5-11) by showcasing digital resources and technology available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college.
In honor of Art IS Education month in March, Alameda County Library is presenting a series of 300 free arts events for youth, adults, and families.
The Art IS Education theme this year is Creative Voices. Join the fun at the events and enjoy creative activities for your family and community!
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Cindy Chadwick as the County Librarian after a national recruitment that sought the best candidates to fill this key leadership position. Her appointment is effective January 30, 2017.
Alameda County Library now offers a kid-friendly learning tablet that you can borrow with your library card from the San Lorenzo Library. The Playaway Launchpad is an interactive learning tablet pre-loaded with ad-free apps that are educational and fun. The tablets provide children and families with an interactive curriculum that fosters early learning and literacy.