Draw, Read, Eat!

In July and August 2013,  Todd Parr will be dropping in to many Oakland Public Library locations to read and draw with kids. Mr. Parr is the author and illustrator of dozens of books for children.  

All of his Oakland Public Library appearances will include a short read-aloud and tips on how to draw. Additionally, a free, healthy lunch will be served to youths ages 0–18, as part of the Free Summer Lunch Program held at many Oakland Library locations. Free Summer Lunch is provided by the Alameda County Food Bank in partnership with the City of Oakland.

Mr. Parr suggested the series of appearances as a gesture of support for Free Summer Lunch and the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Mr. Parr is donating his time free of charge.   Come see him at:

Temescal Branch, Thursday July 18, 12:30pm (lunch served 12:30-1:30)

Dimond Branch, Friday July 19th, 1pm (lunch served 12:30-1:30)

Melrose Branch, Wednesdsay July 24, 1pm (lunch served 12-1)

César Chávez Branch, Thursday July 25, 1:30pm (lunch served 12:30-1:30)

Main Library Children's Room, Monday July 29, 1pm (lunch served 12:30-1:30)

Eastmont Branch, Tuesday July 30, 1pm (lunch served 12-1)

West Oakland Branch, Wednesday July 31, 12pm (lunch served 12-1)

Elmhurst Branch, Wednesday August 7, 1pm (lunch served 12-1)

And check out his books today!



How creative!! I am trying

How creative!! I am trying to start a volunteer Reading and Comprehension Tutoring program for the kiddies in my community, with the help of my church; they are letting me hold the tutoring program there, free of charge for everyone. :)

I am going to give the information to the grade schools in my town and hopefully the teachers will pass along the information to the parents' of children that are struggling with comprehension and reading skills.

Your help with the library's summer program is inspirational!! I do not have artistic skills, but my hubby does; I am hoping between the two of us, we can come up with and institute a few creative lessons similar to this.

Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for sharing you ideas, talents, and time. It gives the rest of us some great ideas! Love your posts on Facebook!

Peace, Annemarie

Thanks to the Library, also,

Thanks to the Library, also, for sharing the information with the public. I wish I lived near enough to bring my little man.

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