It's summer in Oakland. And you know what that means? Kids' Summer Reading at Oakland Public Library.
Children under 5 and their caregivers have a different game to play; just ask at the library for a Pre-Reader Card.
After kids read for 20 days, they can come to the library to get a prize: a book to keep and a packet of coupons for Fentons ice cream, Round Table pizza, ice skating, Fairyland, and Chabot Space and Science Center. And you will be entered into our raffles. Raffle prizes come from lots of businesses around Oakland. The grand prize for children 5-14 is an iPad.
So, what's happening this summer besides reading? Magicians, and bubbles; music and martial arts; animals and science experiments; puppets and acrobats; jugglers and hovercrafts; seed bombs and storytellers. Check our events page or go to your local branch to find programs happening near you. Don't forget that many of our branches are hosting free lunches for youth this summer.
Make sure to finish reading and record it online by August 5 to be included in the grand prize drawing.