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Many of you have been asking about the Kid Power orientation meeting. We have a date (and fliers up in the library). Fremont’s potential summer volunteers must attend this orientation meeting in order to volunteer. The date is Friday, June 8th at 4 pm. Please note that potential volunteers must be available to work a minimum of six hours during the summer. Our shifts are usually two hours and volunteers usually work once every two weeks (although it depends on scheduling). If you will be gone for an extended vacation during the summer, please do not sign up as you will be taking another person’s spot. Students interested in volunteering must be entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall. No exceptions will be made.

The meeting should last roughly one hour. Remember, a parent should be present in the library after the orientation meeting to sign the emergency contact form and permission slip for their child. Only the volunteers will be allowed in the orientation meeting. Students will be allowed to sign up for their first shift at the orientation meeting and will receive copies of the game board and rules (which they are expected to learn prior to the start of their first shift).

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Did you know that this week (April 15th – April 21st) is National Volunteer Week. It is a chance for organizations to say thank you to their volunteers in appreciation for all of the hard work volunteers do for our community. We would like to take the time to say thank you to all of our wonderful library volunteers here at the Fremont Library (and all of our Alameda County Libraries) for your tireless efforts to keep the library running smoothly. Thank you to our shelvers, our Bookleggers, our computer help, our Homework Center volunteers and coordinator, our storytime readers and everyone else that I’ve left off of this list. We truly do appreciate each and every one of you and your dedication to the library. Without your assistance, the library and it’s programs would not run as smoothly (or in many cases even be possible).

THANK YOU! 

(click here for a note from the President about the volunteers in America: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/09/presidential-proclamation-national-volunteer-week-2012)

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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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Summer volunteering opportunity for incoming 6th – 9th graders!

Kid Power volunteers are wanted at Centerville and Irvington Libraries.

Help younger children play the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library events. It’s fun, it’s great, and you earn work experiences, too!

Sign-ups start first week of May. Please print out the application packet from one of the links below and turn it in as early as possible before all the spaces are taken.

🙂 Application packet for Centerville Library–
Kid Power application packet (pdf format)
Kid Power application packet (doc format)

Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536. For more information, please contact Beth Buchanan (510) 795-2629 or email ebuchanan@aclibrary.org

🙂 Application packet for Irvington Library–
Kid Power Applicaiton Packet (pdf format)
Kid Power Application Packet (doc format)

Irvington Library is located at 41825 Greenpark Dr., Fremont, CA 94538. For more information, please contact Sally Kusalo (510) 795-2631 or email skusalo@aclibrary.org

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Volunteers Wanted

Baby Bounce Volunteers Needed

Baby ClipartBaby Bounce is a volunteer-led storytime for children age 6 to 23 months here at the Fremont Main Library.
We know how popular these storytimes are with everyone.

So popular, in fact, that we could use your help. Do you enjoy working with children? Do you love to share stories and songs?

If so, you should consider becoming a Baby Bounce Volunteer.

What’s required:

*Good communication skills
*Morning and afternoon availability during library open hours

Haven’t done this sort of thing before? Not a problem. Training will be provided.

For more information, please call (510) 745-1419

**Registration for the March Baby Bounce series begins Wednesday February 27th at the Children’s Information Desk here at the Fremont Main Library.**

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Volunteers Wanted

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Become a Booklegger

Are you interested in sharing books and a love of reading with students in the Fremont Unified School District? If you just answered yes, you should consider becoming a Booklegger. For more information, come to one of the upcoming orientation meetings. The meeting will last about one hour and will:

  • Introduce the project staff
  • Demonstrate Booklegging
  • Describe the training program
  • Give an idea of the time involved in being a Booklegger

Orientation Meetings

When: Wednesay January 30, 2-3 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.
Where: Fremont Main Library, Conference Room A

Spring 2008 Training Dates

When: The following Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11:15 a.m.
February 5 and 26; March 4, 11, 18 and 25; April 1 and 8
Where: Fremont Main Library, Conference Room A

For more information, please call 510-745-1421 or 510-745-1409 and ask for Gail Orwig or Karen Pacheco.

You might also want to look at Booklegger FAQs.

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