The City of Fremont to celebrated its 60th birthday on Sat Jan 23, 2016.
To memorialize this exciting day, Fremont held a time capsule event. This capsule includes items that reflect Fremont’s culture, diversity, life, and energy from the perspective of our city’s youth, and will be installed on the site of the City’s future Civic Center. The contents were collected via a partnership with the City’s Youth Advisory Commission and Fremont Unified School District, as well as th...e Human Relations Commission. Intended to be opened at the City’s 100th anniversary, Fremont’s newest generations will have the honor of opening the time capsule and uncovering pieces of Fremont history.
The Fremont Library and the Library Commission were able to provide library-related content for this capsule. Our wonderful library staff put together material which included pictures of teen activities along with a flash drive, a list of the top 10 teen books this year and a library card.
At this event, we opened the time capsule that was buried in 1968 which had some really interesting items and pictures.
A couple of useful nuggets I picked up at the event. Fremont used to be known as the Cauliflower capital of the world around the time of its incorporation. Furthermore, the city plan was developed for a population of almost 400,000 in 2016. We are closer to 225,000 so the plan and infrastructure were ahead of its time.
Hello Fremont Library supporters:
The Fremont Library Advisory Commission is seeking to add a member. Please let me know if you would like to serve or can think of another Fremont resident who can be a good candidate. Thanks
The functions of the library advisory commission are as follows:...
(a) Study, report and make recommendations to the Fremont library staff, Fremont city council, and/or the Alameda County library advisory commission on library service in Fremont.
(b) Advise the librarian and Fremont city council on the development and construction of library facilities in Fremont.
(c) Study and support various means of financing library services in the Fremont libraries.
More about the commission here:
Fremont residents and library patrons in general. We are in the process of updating our AC County Library website. Please visit our beta site and send feedback that will make this site more useful to you. Thanks
Please spread the word about our YOUTH commissioner opening on the Fremont Library Advisory Commission. See http://goo.gl/UIYc8J for more info.
Argus reports on the Sunday Hours...
This is a great day for Fremont! For our Community. I want to thank our City Manager office, whose diligent efforts got our city budget back into the black, such that UnMet Needs could be once again considered. I want to thanks Mayor Bill Harrison, Our City Council, former Mayor Gus Morrison, my fellow Fremont Library Advisory Commission members (who did an unbelievable job rounding up signatures and supporters) and , of course, all of you who lent support!!!...well there are too many folks to name who helped make this happen for our community! A true team effort that will pay dividends for years to come in our community! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
We Did It!!!! Attention friends and supporters of the campaign to Restore Sunday Hours for Fremont Main Library. It is great pleasure that I announce the City of Fremont Budget for FY2014, which begins July 1, 2013, passed with funding included for Sunday Hours. After 10 long years, your Fremont Main Library is scheduled to begin opening on Sunday again Sunday August 11, 2013!! Mark Your Calendars for the "Grand ReOpening" and let's celebrate!
Good News! The current proposed city budget INCLUDES funding for returning Sunday hours to our Main library.
Public hearings will be held on June 4 and 11 at the city council chambers (3300 Capitol Ave) at 7pm. Come voice your support for Sunday hours in person to ensure it STAYS in the final version of the budget.