Summer Reading Challenge Celebration - Come to OMCA to Party!

With performances by Germar the Magician, appearances by the animals of Little Explorers Petting Zoo, and the caricature art of Rad Sanza, you cannot afford to miss this annual summer event.

Paws to Read! LogoIt’s fun for the entire family as the Oakland Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Challenge finishes up with its 10th annual Summer Reading celebration at the Oakland Museum of California on Sunday, August 3, from 12 to 4 p.m. The party will take place in the Museum Gardens, 1000 Oak Street, just two blocks from the Main Library.

The celebration links two fantastic summer events – the library’s Summer Reading Challenge and the Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays – for a wonder-filled day of culture, entertainment, learning, and fun. Admission is free!

Picture of Little Explorers Petting ZooThe celebration offers fun ways to learn and celebrate a love of reading.  Entertainment and activities will include performances by Germar the Magician, caricature art by Rad Sanza, appearances by the animals of Little Explorers Petting Zoo, face-painting by folks from Oakland Parks and Recreation, storytime, hands-on arts and crafts, and more. There will be a brief ceremony to honor all Summer Reading Challenge participants who succeed in reading 20 days or more this summer.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic way to encourage children to explore the world through reading and activities. This year’s theme has been “Paws to Read!” Participants have benefitted not only from the pleasure of reading, but also from a summer’s worth of free events.


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