Oakland Public Library is always full of fun things to do during the summer, with performers, crafts, science, dance, martial arts and free lunches for youth at many branches, and of course, Kids' Summer Reading.
Babies and toddlers can do summer reading too, and this year we've created a special Pre-Reader card for parents and caregivers to do with them. Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing, and Playing, are all activities that support the youngest children to be ready to read and learn. Caregivers and their children 0-4 can count every day they do a pre-literacy activity, and after 20 days, pick up their prize at the library: a book, special coupons, and a chance to win a raffle for a family membership to Fairyland.
To encourage these activities, the pre-reader card is available only in paper. Stop by any of out 17 locations to pick one up along with stickers or a crayon for decorating the card together.