Dublin Library is Closed Until Further Notice But Offering "No Contact" Service
The Dublin Public Library is an open, welcoming, family-friendly place, committed to enriching lives and creating opportunity through the love of reading, the joy of learning, and by engaging with people of all ages and diversity to build an informed and thriving community. We look forward to re-opening after the COVID-19 crisis passes.
The Library’s friendly staff is ready to help you find and enjoy books, movies, music, and more!
Dublin Library Expands "No Contact" Service
Dublin Library has expanded its "no contact" service, where patrons can pick up materials from the library by appointment. "No contact" service will now be available:
- Tuesday, noon to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The process works in five easy steps. Visit https://guides.aclibrary.org/NoContactPickup for more information.
Staff is available to answer phones, 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 9:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Please call 925-803-7252 for assistance or to request for items to be put on hold.
The Alameda County Library is excited to announce that the highly anticipated “Kind, Connected Summer” program is kicking off soon. Running June 15 – August 15, 2020, the free activities gameboard can be downloaded on our website or collected safely at any of our 10 community libraries. No sign-ups or registration required. All ages are welcome to participate. Engage the entire family, school, or neighborhood! Find activities that can easily be done from the safety of your own home. Get to know your public library’s virtual resources and tap into educational experiences that have been carefully curated by library staff. Explore at your own pace.
But wait, there’s more. Win weekly prizes! To enter, share a story/video/photo/ drawing/project you created inspired by one of the activities from the game board.
But wait, there’s even more! Enjoy the Alameda County Library’s free gift this summer: a customized Kindness Journal. Find out how to add yours to the new library digital collection.
Looking for Book Recommendations? Find Your Library "Matchmaker"
Did you know that the Alameda County Library system has 11 "matchmakers" on staff who can make book recommendations for you based on your favorite genres? Just complete an online Book Match Questionnaire and you’ll soon get a list of books to your liking.
At this time, with the libraries currently closed, your matchmaker will recommend e-books until the libraries reopen. Visit: https://guides.aclibrary.org/blog/Searching-for-that-Next-Great-Read-Our-Matchmakers-Can-Help
Library Offers New Online Chat Service
The Alameda County libraries are closed but they are ready to help you online with their new live chat service!
You can live chat with library stafff online for reference questions, research help, assistance with online resources, and more! Simply type your question into the AC Library Live Chat box on the Ask Us page to connect with them.
The new chat service is available 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., six days a week, Monday through Saturday.
Friends of the Dublin LibraryThe Library has a thriving Friends organization offering financial and volunteer support. The Friends sponsor two book sales a year, publish a newsletter, sell promotional items, and promote the library during community events. The Friends always welcome new members. For more information, see their website at Friends of the Dublin Library.
Center for the 21st Century Skills and Learning:
Virginia S. Bennett Room
In partnership with Alameda County Library, the City of Dublin has renovated space in the Dublin Library to create a multipurpose learning center where the library can offer digital story time, gaming, coding classes, music and movement, arts programs, and classes for all ages. The 1850-square foot workspace, the Virginia S. Bennett Room, features wi-fi, wireless laptops, presentation equipment, and other high-tech amenities in order to feature traditional and cutting-edge Library programs.
For more information, visit Center for 21st Century Skills and Learning.