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

El Cerrito Library’s new expanded hours coming in April!

More good news for El Cerrito Library users, community, and supporters!

El Cerrito Library and Contra Costa County Library have announced that the long expected expanded hours for our El Cerrito Library will begin Monday, 2 April 2018. The number of hours our Library is open will expand from the current total of 35 to the expanded total of 50. The El Cerrito City Council approved funds for the increase of 15 hours per week during their mid-year budget review in 2017.

Contra Costa County Library needed the time to fill existing staff vacancies and train the newly recruited staff members.

The new hours will be: 

Monday 12-8
Tuesday 12-8
Wednesday 10-6
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-5 (expanded from 1 – 5)
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 1-5

We are currently planning a First Wednesday event to celebrate the First Wednesday we are open, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 4th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, so mark your calendar today!

 Details will be provided as they become available.