President’s Message | June 2024

Since Fall 2023, City of Alameda staff have been in discussions with Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) and MidPen Housing about a new library branch. The proposed 4800 sf library would be located in in the RESHAP (Rebuilding Existing Supportive Housing … Read More

President’s Message – May 2024

We are excited to welcome the new Library Director, Michael Eitner, who comes to Alameda from his position as Assistant Director at the Solano County Library. We look forward to working with Michael to support and advocate for our library’s … Read More

President’s Message – April 2024

We hosted a very successful March Used Book Sale. Many discovered our used bookstore, Books For Friends, which also saw brisk sales, while others purchased delicious items from the Friends Café. Billy Reinschmiedt directed the sale, assisted by Cindy Silva, … Read More

President’s Message – March 2024

  The FAL 50th anniversary events are underway! FAL volunteers participated in the library’s Lunar New Year celebration, where families received special favors and indulged in treats and crafts in the specially-decorated Stafford Room and at the Friends Café. Read … Read More

President’s Message – February 2024

The Friends of the Alameda Free Library Board and its many volunteers are working on exciting programs for 2024. Online newsletter readers will receive updates on Monday mornings on the weeks when we have events. I find them great reminders even … Read More

President’s Message – January 2024

Happy New Year! 2024 marks our 50th anniversary! The first book sale was held in 1974. If anyone has memories of that first sale, we’d love to hear your stories. A task force is working on a number of events … Read More

President’s Message – November 2023

This is the last newsletter for 2023, so I want to express a very special thank you to our outstanding volunteers. The heart of our organization, FAL volunteers have contributed untold hours staffing the cafe, BFF, and the Used Book … Read More

President’s Message – October 2023

Find your favorite book at our huge Used Book Sale, which will held this year from October 26 to 28 at the Alameda Free Library! Over 10,000 books will be sold at bargain-basement prices during this 3-day event, including popular … Read More

President’s Message – September 2023

We had a wonderful time talking to everyone who visited our booth at the Alameda Art & Wine Faire in July. We enjoyed sharing about Friends of the Alameda Free Library (FAL) programs, answering questions, enlisting volunteers and giving out … Read More

President’s Message – August 2023

We are excited to begin working with Acting Library Director Marlon Romero, who is managing the library until a permanent Library Director is hired. The City expects to hire a permanent director in early 2024. In the meantime, we are … Read More

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