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Another year has gone by.  I’d like to share a video of the major events at our library in 2011.  It was another busy year with many fun and/or educational family activities.  The happy faces in this video make me feel rewarded and look forward to the coming year.  Enjoy the video and have a wonderful 2012!

*Video quality can be adjusted to HD but the playback may lag on some computers.

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The kids at Centerville Library had been checking out bags of books to read in the past two months, all with a same goal–to win their dream prizes at the Kids Auction. When the big day had finally come, the waiting line stretched from the doors of the meeting room, through the gate, then the aisle between the Adults Non-fiction shelves, all the way to the wall, and turned around. We didn’t expect this big of a crowd!

Call that crazy or what! The biddings on the most popular items went over a thousand Library Bucks! Not everyone won but they all had a lot of fun! To make sure everyone could go home with something, we also had a sale of buyable goodies outdoors in the library’s patio. Although it was overwhelming, it was worthwhile seeing all of the happy kids.

This is an event kids will want to participate in again and again. But we need to come up with some good strategy to clam them down next time.

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Lots are happening at Centerville Library in March! Besides two on-going reading programs–Read-With-Me and Read-To-Me, and the monthly Kids Book Club and Mandarin Parenting Class, we are also offering three special programs to make this month a very eventful one.

*Click on the picture on the left to see the program flyer.

Create a Tree Collage
Day: March 1 – 17
Time: Click on the picture on the left for public participation hours.
As part of the Art IS Education, an annual showcase of youth arts learning in Alameda County, kids, teens and their family are invited to stop by Centerville Library to create tree collages with old magazines, candy wrappers, shopping bags and other recycled materials. After it’s completed, the 3′ X 15′ project will be on display in the Children’s Area to honor this year’s theme–“Creating Soluntions for the World We Share”.
Library Bucks
Day: March 1 – April 26, 2 P.M.
Time: Library Open hours.

The popular Library Bucks are back! Kids read library books to earn Library Bucks. The more your read, the more Library Bucks you earn! The more Library Bucks you earn, the better chances to win your dream prizes at the Kids Auction! The auction is scheduled at 3:00 P.M. on April 26, 2011. Small items will be for sale after the auction. A balloon artist will also be onsite making balloon figures for you to purchase. All sales are Library Bucks only.

Pick up a reading log and start reading, there’s no time to wait!

*To watch a video of last year’s auction, click HERE.

Duct Tape Crafts for Teens
Day: Tuesday, March 15.
Time: 6:30-8 PM.

Join us for the fun of making a colorful wallet entirely out of ordinary duct tape!
Supplies and materials are provided.
Seats are limited, a free ticket is required to attend. Tickets are available beginning at 6:00 pm at the Information Desk.

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At  Centerville — Kids  read  library  books ,  they  earned  Library  Bucks  and On  April 6th  we  had  an  auction  so  everyone could  spend  what  they  earned on  cool  prizes.

It  was  fun and we  are going to  do it again.  Come  pick  up a  reading log at Centerville and Earn those  Library  Bucks!  Then Join us on  May  11th for the Auction .  4pm  Sharp!

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