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October 31, 2007 > Infobrain

Infobrain

Fall into programs at your library's Children's Department

By Gail Orwig, Booklegger Director/Children's Librarian, Fremont Main Library

After the summer season, the ever-busy Children's Department goes into school-year programming mode. Seasonal School-Age Storytimes (ages 5 and up), Pre-School Storytimes (ages 3-5), Toddler Time (24-35 months) and Baby Bounce (6-23 months) follow sequentially. We are currently conducting signups for Pre-School Storytimes: the sessions go through early November. Please call (510) 745-1421 to inquire about session availability and to register. (Toddler time signups begin November 13.)

We also offer other school-age programs at various times of the school year: there is "Got Drama?" where students in grades 4-8 can learn to tell stories; "Page-Turners," a book discussion group for grades 4 & up; and several times a year, we offer our "Find it Fast," web classes, which consist of a one-hour introduction to Alameda County Library's Kid's Page (which includes the Alameda County Library's Children's Catalog and some great web sites to help with various homework topics) for grades 4-6 and 7-8. With the exception of School-Age Storytime for grades K-4 (with sessions on Wednesdays October 24-December 19), one must register for all of the above.

Fall is also when the first of the twice-a-year Booklegger training sessions happens. If you are not familiar with the Award-winning Bookleggers, they are volunteers from the community who have been bringing the joy of reading into K-8 classrooms in the Fremont Unified School District for the last 23 years. We are currently in the middle of the fall training session. If you would like to become a Booklegger, please attend one of our next Booklegger Orientations, which will take place on Wednesday, January 30: the first is from 2 - 3 p.m., and the second, 7 - 8 p.m., in Conference Room A. You need only attend one orientation - the 8-week training session will take place Tuesdays, 9:15 -11:45 a.m.

In addition to the above programs, from time to time we have special programs (Math-Science Nucleus, film programs, craft programs, programs that tie in with book celebrations, etc.). Many of our special programs at the Fremont Main Library require a free ticket for entrance, given out 30 minutes before the program starts.

For Fremont Main Library, call (510) 745-1421 for details on any of the above; other Tri-City libraries will also be having programs - call your neighborhood branch during open hours for more information. Alternatively, information about many of our programs can be viewed on our website, www.aclibrary.org. > Events, or by clicking on the specific library branch (such as www.aclibrary.org>Fremont), then on "Monthly Calendar" or "Events" for that branch.



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