Oakland Public Library Blogs
For safety reasons, libraries close when the inside temperature reaches 87 degrees. In the coming hot days, call ahead or check back here to make sure your branch is open!
Closed branches (September 13): Elmhurst, Melrose, Lakeview
Play has a direct link to early literacy experience. Play and stories work together to encourage creativity, imagination, and dexterity: all skills that help your child learn.
If you have DUPLOS at home, try some of the acitivities in the the Read! Build! Play! at Home Toolkit developed by LEGO in partnership with The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC).
We also have DUPLOS and LEGOS for your child to play with at many library locations. Bring your child of any age in to one of our monthly LEGO Mania! clubs, where they can play and build with others.
LEGO Mania! Monthly Lego Clubs
First Tuesdays at 4pm at the Eastmont Library
First Fridays at 3:30pm at the Dimond Library
Second Thursdays at 3pm at the Main Library Children's Room
Second Fridays at 3pm at the Lakeview Library
Third Fridays at 3pm at the West Oakland Library
Ask your Librarian for other ways for your child to play at the library!
Malik Pedraza-Palomino is ready to fly with his LEGO creation at the 81st Avenue Library.