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Alameda County Library

The Nov 12 Press Release from AC HCSA announced a pause to the reopening of additional activities and mentioned that Alameda County may move back to a more restrictive tier. As of today, we are determining what this means for our Library reopening plan. Read more

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Children and Families : Home

Library Resources

Healthy Homes, Healthy Families

Alameda County Community Food Bank Need food today? Get connected with local agencies that can provide you with food as soon as possible.Two young children holding up yogurt cups at lunch

211 Alameda County Information on where to find immediate shelter and low-income housing near you. Locate additional resources providing bathing facilities, laundry facilities, domestic violence shelters, and personal grooming supplies.

Alameda County Family Justice Center Access to over 30 different agencies and resources under one roof. Services include criminal justice information and assistance, an immunization clinic, a legal advice clinic, and an immigration clinic to name a few.

Help Me Grow Alameda County Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s development? Find information and resources on early learning, social and emotional development, developmental milestones, and support for parents and families. All services are free and confidential.

Family Paths The Parent Support and Resource Hotline provides free and confidential counseling, parenting support, and access to a variety of community resources. The hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has translation services in over 400 languages.

Family Resource Navigators Provides free education, support, and advocacy to families with children or youth with disabilities or special health care needs in Alameda County.

Annual Alameda County Fatherhood Summit Designed to empower fathers and father-figures by celebrating the role they play in the lives of their children, debunking stereotypes about fatherhood, providing critical information, and support through a variety of targeted workshops.

Two young children playing at a toy grocery store in a library.HOPE Project Mobile Health Clinic Providing health and social services to those experiencing homelessness in eastern and southern Alameda County. Find a schedule of weekly stops near you.

Axis Community Health Medical services available to eastern county residents. Receive access to services and the care you need regardless of your income, insurance status, or ability to pay.

Alameda County Office of Dental Health Assistance for families with children that are uninsured or underinsured with scheduling appointments or referrals to dentists within Alameda County for preventive care or dental treatment needs at no cost.

Regional Center of the East Bay Information and services to individuals and families of individuals with developmental disabilities. Children and parents of children who are at risk of developmental delay are also eligible for assistance.

East Bay Agency for Children Resource Centers Connecting families to vital public benefits and safety net services including CalFresh assistance, Medi-Cal enrollment, school enrollment, and emergency food and clothing supplies. There are five locations throughout the county.

Fremont Family Resource Center Access to several quality services including CalFresh assistance, housing information, educational programs, and drop-in childcare. It is also home to Family Support Services, a program that offers support to Tri-City families during stressful or challenging life situations.

Davis Street Family Resource Center Helps families in securing their basic needs, including food distribution, clothing giveaways, and housing resources. The food and clothing programs serve residents of the Eden Area (San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Cherryland, and Ashland).

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Civics for Kids

Pet Census 2020

Pet Census 2020

Kids can learn about the census too! Practice your census-taking skills with AC Library’s Pet Census 2020. Fill out the survey and learn what a census is by scrolling to the bottom of the Civic Participation page.

Complete the Pet Census by September 30, 2020!