The Library's collections constantly change as we purchase both newly published ttles andnew copies of older favorites.
Have a look at the Library's New Arrivals Lists that highlight recently added materials in a wide range of interests and reading els: biographies, fiction, poetry, children's early readers, teen graphic novels, media such as new Blu-ray DVDs and much more...
Lists update automatically as the Library receives new materials so check back often!
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Watch this clip to learn how to place a hold in the online catalog for Outside Pickup.
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Everyone has a story (or one or two or ten...) about why they love libraries and the impact libraries have had on their life.
We want to hear YOUR library story!
We are beginning to collect these reflections to eventually share on our social media and elsewhere. Don't worry, we will share them anonymously or we can use your first name only if you'd like; let us know what you prefer.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your library story and any images you'd like to include.
Summer Reading FUN!
Thanks to all who participated in Summer Reading online or via the app this summer - our first ever, virtual summer reading experience.
For kids and teens, Summer Reading programs are important to help combat what educators describe as the "summer slide" phenomenon which is now compounded by the "covid-19 slide."
For adults, summer reading is just a blast with an opportunity to review the books they've read and enter raffles for great prizes like ukuleles and kindles.
Library patrons of all ages wrote 406 sweet, funny, insightful and sometimes very in-depth reviews. Participants shared they read 3,247 books and logged 925,424 of reading.
We can't wait to play again with you next year!
Here are a few of this Summer's raffle winners picking up their prizes:
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From the City of Berkeley
Volunteers Needed to Help Shape Berkeley's Future Elections:
Join the Independent Redistricting Commission!
Every ten years following the federal census, Berkeley reviews its eight City Council district boundaries to ensure districts are balanced with the same number of residents.
The City of Berkeley needs 13 dedicated residents from Berkeley’s diverse population to join an Independent Redistricting Commission in 2021-2022.
Commissioners will hold public meetings, review draftmaps, and decide the final district boundaries. Support and training will be provided. No experience or technical knowledge is needed – but there are some eligibility requirements.
The application period will be open from September 8, 2020 through October 9, 2020. The application is available now through the redistricting webpage - https://www.cityofberkeley.info/redistricting/. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk Department at (510) 981-6908 or email@example.com.