More than 5000 kids read for more than 8 hours each this summer in the Oakland Public Library Summer Reading Program, and collected wonderful rewards including a book of their own, and coupons to attractions all over Oakland.
Two lucky kids are the recipients of this year's city-wide grand prizes. For the under-5 category, Children's Fairyland generously donated a one-year family membership, and the lucky recipient is Kiran Beattie, age 4. Here she is with her older sister Amba, who likes Fairyland too. Since the whole family helped Kiran read this summer, we're glad they all get to share in the prize.
In the 5-14 category, the lucky winner of a iPad is Temuge Baatar, age 8. He's pretty excited. Congratulations!--and stop by if you need help downloading ebooks.
If you didn't collect your 8 hour prize yet, call your library to make sure there are still supplies and come on down by this Saturday. We know it sometimes takes until Labor Day weekend for you all to get back to us, and we can't wait to hear about your summer of reading!