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Listed are downloadable PDF's of AC Library Foundation and AC Library press releases and news articles of interest.

Lunchtime Chat @ The Library: Sandwiches and Conversation

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room A, 2400 Stevenson Blvd. (accessible near main library main entrance)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015; 1pm

Do you have concerns about housing, food, shelter, and jobs? How can the library help? This is your chance to let us know!! Join us for a sandwich and a cold drink, and good conversation.


Oakland Raiders Love the Alameda County Library!

Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room, 2400 Stevenson Blvd.

The Oakland Raiders have designated significantly discounted home game tickets for the 2015 NFL season, for Alameda County Library Foundation (ACLF) supporters!! Tickets on sale now!


Regularly priced tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate from the ACLF Foundation website. Proceeds will help support Alameda County Library programs & services. Click here for Raiders Tickets & Seating Click or call Katie Hom at 510.745.1551. Go Raiders! Go Raiders!!


It's Your Lucky Day at the Alameda County Library

All Alameda County Library Branches

Have you ever wanted to check out popular books or DVDs at the public Library only to find that there are a lot of holds on them? Well, you could be in luck. Alameda County Library has introduced the Lucky Day Collection at all 11 of its locations, including the Bookmobile. Specially-marked displays are stocked with popular, new and in-demand books and DVDs for all age levels.

You can check out Lucky Day books for three weeks and DVDs for seven days. No holds will be allowed on Lucky Day items and they won’t be renewable. You won’t see them listed in the Library’s catalog. So, drop in and check out what’s hot, new and interesting. This could be your lucky day!

The Alameda County Library system is proud to serve over 546,000 residents. The Library circulates over 6.7 million items annually, with more than 2.3 million visitors to our website and 2.5 million visitors walking through our doors.

  • Albany Library - 1247 Marin Ave., Albany, CA 94706. 510-526-3720

  • Castro Valley Library - 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley, CA 94546. 510-667-7900

  • Centerville Library - 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536. 510-795-2629

  • Dublin Library - 200 Civic Plaza Dr., Dublin, CA 94568. 925-803-7252

  • Fremont Main Library - 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. 510-745-1400

  • Irvington Library - 41825 Greenpark Dr., Fremont, CA 94538. 510-795-2631

  • Newark Library - 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark, CA 94560. 510-795-2627

  • Niles Library - 150 “I” St., Fremont, CA 94536. 510-795-2626

  • San Lorenzo Library - 16032 Hesperian Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580. 510-670-6283

  • Union City Library - 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City, CA 94587. 510-745-1464

Alameda County Library Foundation Receives Bequest

The Alameda County Library Foundation (ACLF) is pleased to announce a recent bequest of $270,000 from Ms. Elisabeth R. Bell, a longtime patron and enthusiast of the Library. Few words can describe the gratitude for this remarkable, humbling and thoughtful gift. Ms. Bell’s generosity will become an enduring testimonial of her desire to help shape the future of public libraries for years to come. Because of Ms. Bell, the Alameda County Library Foundation can continue to provide support for the great variety of programs and services offered through the Alameda County Library.

The Alameda County Library Foundation offers its heartfelt appreciation to Elisabeth R. Bell; may her memory live on in the form of community enrichment and ongoing learning for all.


Kill-A-Watt Meter - Save the Planet!

Check It Out At Your Local Alameda County Library Branch!

Alameda County Library has Kill-A-Watt meters at all branches for customers to check out. Kill-A-Watt meters are devices to help consumers in their efforts to track and reduce energy use. The Kill-A-Watt is a small electronic device which plugs into a power outlet. You then connect an appliance to it and get a reading of how much electricity that appliance is using, as well as the cost.

Kill-A-Watt meters can be checked out at your County Library branch for seven days. For more information, please ask at the Information Desk of the Library.

The Alameda County Library system is proud to serve over 539,000 residents. The Library circulates over 6.5 million items annually, with over 2.4 million visitors to our website and 5 million visitors walking through our doors.


Want to Read & Write Better?

Know someone who wants to read better? For free!

Alameda County Library Adult Literacy Write to Read program has Castro Valley tutors available now!

  • Who:  Adults, 18 and over, who speak English well but want to improve their reading, spelling or writing in English

  • How:  Work one-on-one with your own tutor, at your own speed

  • Where:  Castro Valley Library

  • When:  Set up your own time with your tutor, one or two times each week

Interested? Contact the Alameda County Write to Read Adult Literacy Program. Sally Ianiro at 510-745-1573 or sianiro@aclibrary.org.

The Castro Valley Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, and is wheelchair accessible. The Library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days notice; please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660.


We Are Mobile!
Alameda County Library has a new Mobile App for smartphones. Search “Alameda County Library” at your favorite app store and download our free app that gives you the ability to use the Library while you are on the go. You can:

  • Search the catalog

  • Place holds

  • Look at your account

  • Be social on our blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages and

  • See what new events are happening at your local library

  • Asking us has never been easier. Take your pick by telephone, text or email and Ask Us online reference service

Drop In Technology Help!
Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month; 5:30-7:30pm
Castro Valley Library

Technology can be confusing, especially if you don’t work with it every day! If you need help improving your computer skills or using a new gadget, the Library has an ongoing program for one-on-one help.

Universal Class Library Edition
All Branches; Available 24/7
A new online continuing education service designed specifically for use by the members of public libraries.






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