Branch Renovation Update (9.20.210)

Below is a slideshow of the branch construction. The renovation is a part of the Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP). The branch is tentatively scheduled to reopen in mid 2011.

Updating the branch will enable the San Francisco Public Library to provide the Golden Gate Valley neighborhood with a branch library that is safe, modern, and accessible to all. For more information, call (415) 557-4353.


Go With the Flow! Teen Summer Reading 2010

How it works

You must be 13 by June 5th 2010 to register.

Register at your local library starting June 5th 2010. You will receive a Go With the Flow gameboard.

Complete 6 tasks on the gameboard. Activities include reading, visiting environmental places in San Francisco, getting friends to sign up, or going to library events!

When you complete your 6 activities, come back to the library by July 31, 2010, to claim your prize: a flash drive and raffle ticket–to win a MacBook, iPod Nano, Nintendo Wii or MP3 players! You must be present to win grand prizes on August 4, 2010 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at the Main Library.

Get your game board signed off by the librarian (anywhere on the form) and keep it - this is your party invitation to the Teen Summer Read Party and the Grand Prize Raffle!!


Word Up Wine Tasting

February 21st, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA, 94123

Now in its second year, the WORDUP event features over 20 local talented vintners pouring their wines made from some of California’s most interesting vineyards. Meet artisan winemakers from the Richmond, Presidio, Marina, Excelsior and more, enjoy hand-crafted wines and purchase bottled wines at special prices to support the Campaign. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and unique wine-related silent auction items up for bid.

All proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Library Campaign which is raising funds to furnish and equip the 24 branch libraries being renovated and rebuilt throughout San Francisco.

To purchase tickets online or contact Sara Bassett at sbassett@friendssfpl.org or call at 415.626.7512 x 106.


Golden Gate Valley Branch Library Renovation

The renovation is a part of the Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP). The Golden Gate Valley Branch Library is temporarily closed renovation. The last day open was November 7, 2009. It is tentatively scheduled to reopen in mid 2011 (about 18 months).

Updating the branch will enable the San Francisco Public Library to provide the Golden Gate Valley neighborhood with a branch library that is safe, modern, and accessible to all. For more information, call (415) 557-4353, or visit http://www.sfpl.org/.

Below are information about the temporary services during the branch renovation:

Toddler tales
Nearby branches
Bookmobile service

Bookmobile Service

Bookmobile service will be provided near the branch location. The bookmobile will offer books for adults, teens, and children, as well as media (including CDs, DVDs and audio books) and magazines.

Patrons can obtain or renew a library card, borrow and return materials, reserve and pick up materials from other SFPL collections, and request materials from other library systems via Link+ or interLibrary loan.

Bookmobile Location:

Alongside Allyne Park
1700 Green St. (at Gough)
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday 2:15 - 5:30 p.m.

For updated hours and status of the bookmobile, call (415) 557-4353 or visit http://www.sfpl.org/.

Nearby Branches

Below are the nearby neighborhood branches. Click on the link to learn more about the branch and their open hours.

Marina Branch (415) 355-2823
1890 Chestnut St. (near Webster)
San Francisco, CA 94123

Presidio Branch (415) 355-2880
3150 Sacramento St. (near Baker)
San Francisco, CA 94115

Toddler Tales During Renovation

The Golden Gate Valley Branch will continue to offer weekly Toddler Tales for children 18 to 36 months during the branch renovation.

Toddler Tales will be held at Sherman Elementary School Library. It will begin at this location on November 10, 2009.

Toddler Tales:
Tuesdays from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Sherman Elementary School, in the School Library
1651 Union Street (at Franklin)
San Francisco, CA 94123


Toddler Dance Party with Dylan Donkin

Another successful children program at Golden Gate Valley Branch Library!

The program featured Dylan Donkin, a local musician and guitarist. His upbeat music and vocals rock the house, as children, parents, and caregivers danced and participated through the half-hour musical program. The program also featured popular children books, rythmes, and movement for toddlers 18 to 36 months.

The program was well attended ( about 97 people) and received.


Musical Program - Gary Lapow

Another great children’s musical program at the Golden Gate Valley Branch!

Children and parents came to see Gary Lapow (a famous children songwriter and singer)perform. The program was well attended. Eighty-five people showed up for the event. The room was packed and filled with fun and laughter.

For 25 years, Gary has performed his inspiring music for children, parents and teachers in the U.S. and Canada. He has appeared on radio and television, festivals, concert halls, schools and libraries. Gary’s musical programs teach children to respect themselves and their communities as well as to celebrate the joys of life. His songs have been selected as Parents Choice Recommended and Honor Recordings. For more information about Gary, click here.


Upcoming Children Program – August 2009

Toddler Tales
Tuesday, August 4, 18, and 25
At 10:15 a.m.

The program includes reading of books, rhymes, music, movement and more for toddlers 18 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Carl Winters, Kalimba King
Tuesday, August 4
At 2:00 p.m.

Come in and experience the music of the kalimba, or “African thumb piano”, with master Carl Winters. The program is for ages 5 and older.

Gary Lapow, Singer/Songwriter
Tuesday, August 11
At 10:15 a.m.
Come in and tap your toes to the tunes of Parents’ Choice Award winning artist, Gary Lapow. The program is for children and all ages.