When Wallenberg High School in San Francisco lost its librarian in budget cuts last year, an 18-year-old student volunteered to take over.
We’ve got your week planned with this list of free family events happening all over the Bay. Pack up the kids and head out to enjoy summer…on the cheap!
Parents in Oakland may have a tougher time finding city-sponsored activities for their children this summer because the city may not be able to afford services and programs that have been offered in past years.
Amazon says that for the first time, it’s selling more e-books than printed books. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said the online retailer is selling 105 Kindle books for every 100 print books they sell and that doesn’t include the free Kindle books that people are reading.
The gardening section of the East Palo Alto Library has been stocking more than just books.
A new library is set to open in Oakland this week in a fragile east Oakland neighborhood, where nearly 40 percent of the residents are functionally illiterate. This new community library at 81st Avenue is described as a beacon of hope in East Oakland.
Children from two East Oakland elementary schools watched as 1,500 books were unloaded at what will soon be their school library, and the city’s largest public library branch.
Keeping up with advances in technology has become a priority at local libraries, and there is constant evaluation to stay current with community needs.
The committee considered two hours of testimony from preservationists as well as North Beach, Telegraph Hill and Russian Hill residents, who far outnumbered those who supported landmark status for the decades-old structure.
More than half a million books are being sold at the 46th annual “Big Book Sale,” an event that raises money for the San Francisco Public Library.