April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers.
Alameda County Library
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.
The Castro Valley Library invites you to a special presentation by San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle on the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 19 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
Have you checked out a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot from the Centerville or Newark Libraries? Take a short survey and tell us about your experiences with the new
Alameda County Library now offers mobile Wi-Fi hotspots that you can borrow with your library card from the Centerville and Newark Libraries.
AirPAC for Smartphones brings our online library catalog to many mobile devices, including the iPhone™ and Google’s Android™ OS phones. Designed for small-screen browsers, the new online catalog for mobile devices, provides a user friendly interface that makes it easier to read and use on smartphones. Plus, it’s equipped with relevance-ranking technology for keyword searches.