Save the date – April 13th!

Each year in April, the City of El Cerrito celebrates Earth Day with a morning of volunteerism and work parties, followed by our Volunteer Appreciation Lunch.

Earth Day – 2019 in El Cerrito is Saturday April 13th, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

On past Earth Days, individuals, families and groups of volunteers helped to spruce up the landscaping around the library, removed broom from Hillside Natural Area near the Recycling Center, cared for Cerrito Creek, distributed information about El Cerrito’s smoke-free policies to businesses, picked up litter, and helped to plant trees in Arlington Park.

The El Cerrito library Foundation is again hosting a work site at our library, 6510 Stockton Avenue, EC. Here are the projects we will be working on:

  • refreshing the mulch around the building, trees and shrubs, and along the sidewalks
  • picking up trash and other litter
  • light trimming of trees and shrubs
  • sprucing up and weeding the native plant garden on the west side of the library
  • potential light duty projects inside the library

Tools, materials, and water will be provided. Long pants and closed toe shoes or boots and gloves are recommended. Children under 18, need to bring a parent with them.

So, please SAVE – the – DATE, April 13, and plan to join us at the library at 9:00 am to help with our projects until 12:00 noon, then proceed to the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, for a healthy, free lunch and networking with other volunteers.

First Wednesday Celebration Coming To El Cerrito Library April 4 – Join Us!

(UPDATED 3/19/2018) The El Cerrito Library Foundation in partnership with the City of El Cerrito, El Cerrito Library, Friends of El Cerrito Library, and the Contra Costa Library System are hosting a free party to celebrate the start of expanded, seven-day-per-week, library service in El Cerrito.

The First Wednesday Celebration will be held, April 4, 2018 at the El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito, at 4 p.m. It is easy to remember: 4/4 at 4.

The First Wednesday Celebration will feature free frozen custard, cookies, and music with games, magic, and balloon animals for children of all ages.

All who come will be able to get free library cards (if you don’t yet have one), meet new friends, and enjoy El Cerrito Library services.

Join us to thank El Cerrito City Council Members for providing funding for seven-day-per-week library service for all Library users. The Mayor and Council members will be there to meet all of us.

With the expanded schedule, persons who wish to use the Library can make plans knowing the El Cerrito Library will be open every day between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at a minimum. (Holidays, of course, excepted.)

The new Library schedule starting April 2, 2018 will be: Sunday 1-5; Monday and Tuesday Noon-8; Wed. and Th. 10 – 6; Friday and Saturday 10 – 5.

We thank the business sponsors of the First Wednesday Celebration: East Bay Sanitary service of El Cerrito and Fatapple’s Restaurant and Bakery.

Please join us for music, food, and fun to celebrate this greatly expanded El Cerrito Library service!

For more information contact:
Al Miller, President,
El Cerrito Library Foundation
(510) 526-4874

National Voter Registration Day 2016

For the second year in a row, The El Cerrito Library and the El Cerrito Library Foundation are hosting a Voter Registration site as part of the National Voter Registration Day Project.

The event will be held from 12:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, September 27, in front of the library at 6510 Stockton Avenue in El Cerrito. A CA drivers license or CA ID Card number is needed to register, but anyone without a CA drivers license or CA ID Card may use the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

Anyone 18 years old or older, who is a U. S. citizen and is not registered to vote, can register at this event.

Everyone who has moved since the last election and needs to re-register at their new address, can do so at this event.

Become eligible to vote on November 8 in the most important election in years.

National Voter Registration Day 2016