Alameda County Reads
Alameda County Reads is a county-wide literary event that invites residents to read and discuss the same book together. , edited by Natalie Eve Garrett is the current book selection. discuss the challenge of finding joy in dark times and how food flavors the challenging moments in our lives.
Free copies of the book are available at the Dublin Library while supplies last. In addition to the books, we invite you to join a library discussion group or create your own discussion group in your community. The library will host related programs celebrating and discussing the impact of food in our lives and communities.
No Contact Holds Pick up Service
Dublin Library continues to provide "no contact" service, where patrons can pick up materials from the library by appointment. "No contact" service is available:
- Monday, Noon to 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The process works in five easy steps. Visit https://aclibrary.org/no-contact/ for more information.
Staff is available to answer phones, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Monday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call 925-803-7252 for assistance, request a Book Bundle or to place items on hold.
For a limited time, anyone who lives in the state of California can get a free library card. Visit our website for more information: https://aclibrary.org/faqs/
Looking for Book Recommendations? Find Your Library’s "Matchmaker"
Did you know that the Alameda County Library system has "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.
Visit: https://aclibrary.org/book-match/ for more information.
Library Offers 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 staff 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 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., six days a week, Monday through Saturday.
Friends of the Dublin Library
The 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: https://aclibrary.org/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.