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Dear Friends of the Alameda County Library and Write to Read,

You may have heard on the news that the governor’s proposed state budget for 2011-2012 eliminates funding for public library and literacy funding. This would have a dramatic impact on libraries in Alameda County and on our literacy program.

The Governor’s Budget proposes a decrease to libraries of $30.4 million in fiscal year 2011-12, resulting in the elimination of General Fund for the following programs: The Public Library Foundation, California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services, and the California Library Services Act.



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The Write to Read Adult Literacy Fall 2010 session starts on September 13. An expanded offering of classes, computer labs, tutoring, life skills and job-seeking classes for adult literacy learners are available at more library sites than ever – Fremont, Centerville, Newark, Union City, Castro Valley, Dublin, Albany and at community sites including Mercy Housing Apartments in Ashland.

Classes include basic skills in reading, writing, spelling, coversation practice for second language learners, and life skills and job seeking skills. Computer labs for literacy students will continue at Fremont’s Van Doorn Room, and at Mercy Housing locations. Please refer participants to the literacy program by completing a referral formlocated at your information desk (red literacy folder) or by calling Rachel with the learner’s name and phone number so we can call them back.

Call Write to Read at (510) 745-1484.

To view the Fall 2010 schedule for:

Reading Clubs (second language learners) click HERE.

Basic Adult classes (native English speakers) click HERE.

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The May – June Edition of the Discoveries Newsletter can be viewed by clicking here.

The newsletter includes information on the 25th Anniversary celebration, the publication of Learning Together, an Anthology of Students Writing from the last 25 years with works by Juvenile Hall youth, tutor developed lesson plan, sample student writing, how to write an elevator speech from the Job-Readiness and computer class at Bermuda Gardens in Ashland, and a June-September 2010 calendar of events. The calendar includes learner orientation dates, tutor training schedule, fall session dates and the International Literacy Day Celebration. Enjoy.

For information on the Write to Read program, please call us at (510) 745-1480.

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Winter 2010 session

The popular reading groups are lead by experienced tutors at Alameda County Library branches and community locations. They are a great place for English speaking second language learners to practice conversation, reading, vocabulary, writing, and to meet new friends from around the world.

Click here for a schedule and location of reading groups

Join a Window to the World reading club, Call first to register.

(510) 745-1480

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Fall Session–2009

September 14 – December 10

Register now for a popular reading group designed for second language learners.

Experienced volunteer tutors facilitate reading and discussion of high interest books where you practice conversation, reading, vocabulary building, writing, and meet very interesting people. Free.

Please Call 510-745-1480 to sign up.

You must be registered to attend.


Fremont  Library

2450 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont



Marianne’s Reading Club

9 AM – 11 AM

Sept 14 – Dec 7



Marisa’s Reading  Club

10 AM – 12 PM

Sept 15 – Dec 8


Amy’s Reading Club

7:30 PM – 9 PM

Sept 15 – Dec 8



Susan’s Reading Club

10 AM – 12 PM

Borders Book Store

(No class Nov 25)

Sept 16 – Dec 9


Pat’s Reading Club

6:15 PM – 8 PM

 (No class Nov 25)



Vrushali’s Reading Club

10 AM – 12 PM

 (No class Nov 26)

Sept 17 – Dec 10



Newark Library

6300 Civic Terrace Ave. Newark, CA



Claudia’s Reading Club

6 PM – 8 PM

 (No class Nov 26)

 Sept 17 – Dec 10



Dublin Library

200 Civic Plaza, Dublin



Mazie’s Reading  Club

6 PM – 7:45 PM

 (No class Nov 25)

Sept 16 – Dec 8



Albany Library

1247 Marin Ave.



Mary’s Reading Club

10 AM – 12 AM

 (No class Nov 26)

Oct 15 – Dec 10



Union City Starbucks


Pam’s Reading  Club

11 AM – 1 PM


1752 Decoto Rd.

Union City, CA

Sept 19 – Dec 5



Century Village apartments


Claudia’s Reading Club

6:00 PM – 8 PM

Century Village

41299 Paseo Padre Fremont, CA

(No class Nov 25)

Sept 16 – Dec 9






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You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the joy of reading out-loud at Write to Read’s


 3rd Annual International Literacy Day Celebration

Wednesday, September 9 from 6:30 – 8 PM

Fukaya Room A, Fremont Main Library

 2500 stevenson Blvd. Fremont, CA


Come Share an Inspiring Passage from a Book You Love

Fiction, poetry, children’s story, inspirational writing, or your own work.


Event is open to the public


UNESCO established Sept. 8 as International Literacy Day to promote literacy worldwide.

We are celebrating the event on Wed. Sept. 9


Please call us for more information 510-745-1480

Write to Read Adult Literacy Program


Let us know you are coming to share a favorite paragraph or poem.


Thank you!



Our adult literacy fall session starts on September 14th. Classes, reading groups and tutoring will be available to all adult learners at branches and at community sites. Watch for the development of our Ashland Literacy Project at Mercy Housing: Ashland READS. See our enclosed Sept. – Oct. 2009 newsletter.

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Sign up for a Reading Club. There are several groups starting this month at the Alameda County libraries in  Fremont, Newark, Union City, Dublin and at community locations. All groups are led by experienced volunteer tutors. Don’t miss a good book this summer, a chance to practice your conversation skills and meet new friends.

Call Rachel to register for a Reading Club, (510) 745-1480

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