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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community, we have an excellent opportunity for you!

Every Tuesday and Thursday from October through May, more than 50 children are meeting with their teen volunteers at Centerivlle Library to improve reading.  This highly appreciated popular program has helped hundreds of kids in the past 5 years.  It is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity many teens are looking for.  Applications are now open, for details and to apply, please download the application form and turn it in to the library as soon as possible.  Positions are open until filled.

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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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Click on the present to see what’s inside!

Many of the pictures in this multimedia poster have a link to the video of the event. Click on some of them and enjoy!

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These are prescheduled weekly or monthly programs.  For special events, please check our current listings on Alameda County Library’s website at http://www.aclibrary.org

Click on program name for more details.

Ages Program Name Dates
Ages 2 – 6 Read-To-Me Drop-in Storytime, Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm except Nov. 26th. Oct. 1st –
Dec. 17th
Ages 3 – 5 Preschool Storytime Plus, Thursdays 11:15 am – 12 pm. Oct. 1st-
Nov. 19th
Ages 3 – 6 English/Mandarin Storytime Plus*, Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:15 pm, no class on Nov. 3rd.  Registration required. Sept. 29th –
Nov. 24th
Gr. 1 – 6 Read-With-Me* Reading Assistance
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons, 3:15-3:45, 4-4:30, or 4:45-5:15, no classes on Nov. 24th and 26th. Registration required.
Oct. 6th-
Dec. 17th
Gr. 4 and up Kids Book Club*
Second Thursdays of the month,  4-5 pm. Registration required.
Oct. 8th,
Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th
Parents Parenting Class for Mandarin-speaking parents, first Thursdays of the month, 12:30 – 2 pm Sept. 10th, Oct. 1st, Nov. 5th, Dec. 3rd

🙂  Centerville Library is located at
 3801 Nicolet Ave, Fremont, CA 94536. Phone: 510-795-2629

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If you are a frequent visitor of Centerville Library, you might remember seeing Filene, a therapy dog from Ohlone Humane Society’s “Hug-a-Pet” Program. She visited our library a few times last year during the Read-With-Me hours. She has returned on December 9th and this time, brought along two of her friends–Kula and Ernie. Many of the Read-With-Me children had a great time reading to their special guests. Some visiting children also greeted the dogs and watched Filene perform her flip trick. “Please come again”, says Andrew. Here is the good news–yes, they will be back in 3 weeks. Non Read-With-Me participants are also welcome to read to the dogs. Just bring your favorite books between 4 and 5 P.M. on Janurary 6th, 2009.

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