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The ever popular bilingual English Chinese Baby Bounce for babies under 2 years old is going to resume this Thursday, 6/14, at 1 pm.  There are 3 meetings in June, 6/14, 6/21 and 6/28

Bring your baby and join us for 20-minute of fun in singing, rhyming, story reading in both English and Mandarin Chinese.  No registration is required.

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Schools in Fremont started last Wednesday.  As you are getting ready for another year of learning, don’t forget to visit your local library.  Besides the many books you can check out, there are programs that may be helpful for you, too!

At Centerville Library, we offer different activities and  programs for different age groups.  Due to the limit of seats, some programs require sign-ups and they are all being accepted starting the first day of this month until full. 

🙂 Volunteer opportunities for teens

We are currently recruiting qualified teen volunteers for our 5th year of Read-With-Me and Read-To-Me reading programs.  These programs have been Centerville Library’s most popular on-going ones.  We are looking for responsible teens who are interested in working with children.  Click on this link for details.

🙂 Read-With-Me Reading Program for children grades 1-6

This is an one-on-one reading programs for elementary children.  Children meet with their trained teen helper very week to improve reading.  Up to 57 seats may be available but because it is so popular that 37 sign-ups have alreday been received on September 1, the first day of registration.  If you have a child who needs help in reading, please submit your registration form as soon as possible.

🙂 Preschool Storytime Plus and Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime Plus for ages 3-6.

Both storytimes include stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, and other activities.  The Preschool Storytime Plus is conducted in English on Tuesdays at 1:30-2:10pm.  The Bilingual Storytime Plus is conducted in both Mandarin and English on Thursdays at 11:30am-12:10pm. Sign-ups are recommanded by calling us at 510-795-2629, or email Chien at cchang@aclibrary.org or Elizabeth at egamell@aclibrary.org

🙂 Kids Book Club for grades 4 and up.

The Centerville Kids Book Club will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm.  We will discuss our current book selection as well as any other books we have read recently.  If you have never been to a book club before, this is a great time to check it out!  Sign up at the Information Desk and pick up our current book selection. Our book selection for October is:  Masterpiece  by Elise Broach

For a complete list of Centerville Library’s programs, please take this LINK.

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Four Friends Together by Sue Heap

四個朋友在一起–蘇希 著

Thanks to Joanne’s mom for recording this!

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storytime-plus-equals-toIt’s storytime and it’s playtime, too. It’s called Storytime Plus. Starting the Winter 2009 session, Centerville Library’s Preschool Storytime and English/Chinese Bilingual Storytime will include a free playtime after the stories. It’s a special time for parents and children to play and learn together. Parents can also chat with each other to share experiences. Both Storytime Pluses require registration. For details please click on the following links.

Regular Preschool Storytime Plus
English/Chinese Bilingual Storytime Plus

To bring more fun to the playtime, we need more toys and games. Your donation of any safe and new or like-new toys for young children, especially preschoolers, will be highly appreciated. Please drop off your donation anytime during the library’s open hours: Tuesdays, 1-8 pm and Thursdays, 11 am – 6 pm. Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536. Map. Thank you very much for your support!

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