Oakland proved we know how to party with our city-wide celebration of the Warriors in June. Now it's time to celebrate something even more important: almost 10,000 children have read this summer in the Oakland Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge. So let's party!
Join us at the Oakland Museum of California on Sunday (August 2) from 12 to 4. All children who've finished the Summer Reading Challenge will receive a signed certificate of completion. Everyone is welcome, and every child will receive a book, thanks to the East Bay Children's Book Project.
But wait... there's more! Chiquy Boom! will bring her unique style of silly magic and movement in two languages with two shows, at 1:30pm and 3pm. We'll have a DJ to dance our sillies away, art projects, and food trucks from Off the Grid. Oakland Parks & Rec will entertain us with games, a bouncy house, and face painting; and of course there will be storytimes, with your favorite librarians.
This is a free day at OMCA. Entry and all the entertainment will cost nothing for the whole family. Prices vary for the food trucks.
It is not too late to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. You can sign up online, or stop by any Oakland Public Library for a summer reading calendar. Children ages 0-14 are rewarded for reading completed between June 13th and August 8th this summer. Any reading counts, including being read to, because we know that reading for fun makes good readers.