And the New Almaden Branch Manager is...
Hello! I’m Elizabeth Nolan, the Acting Branch Manager for the Almaden and Vineland Branches of San José Public Library.
Lizzie was previously at the Biblioteca and East Carnegie Branches. Lizzie is a relatively new Californian having previously worked as a Children's Librarian in Washington, DC. Lizzie reviews for the School Library Journal and served on the 2017 Odyssey Committee for the Association of Children Services (ALSC) - which chooses the best children and young adult audio-books. She also performs Improv comedy and can be found hiking and biking through the Bay Area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know! My email is Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call the Almaden or Vineland branches to get in touch with me.
2016 Almaden Branch Library Volunteer of the Year...
Eric Wang is the Almaden branch’s "Math Tutor" who helps K-12 students one-on-one every week with any of their mathematics challenges. Eric started before the 2014 school year. He deserves special recognition due to his merits in versatility, dedication, and management skills. Eric is a versatile tutor who helps in math subjects ranging from elementary to upper high school. Eric’s pleasant personality makes customers of all ages feel at ease. The fact that in two years of volunteering he has missed only two sessions shows how dedicated he is. Eric even offers tutoring year-round, during summers and other times when the schools are off. Eric recruits and selects other teen volunteers to assist in this tutoring program to expand the number of customers helped.
Read more about all the 2016 San Jose Library Volunteers of the Year at the San Jose Public Library Website.
Silicon Valley Reads 2017
You supply the creativity. We supply the LEGO®s (5+ years old) and Duplos (up to 4 years old). Join us for a fun time playing with our huge supply of LEGO®s at the Almaden Library
Because as you may have heard, you can never have too many Legos!
How Are We Using the Funds Raised...
The Friends of the Almaden Library have given a total of $10,000 to the Almaden Library Gift Trust Fund in 2016.
Nancy Donnell, Almaden branch librarian, presented the following plan for the expenditure of these monies:
Friends of the Almaden Library Funded Programs