Audiobooks

First Day of School = Your First Library Card

If your child started kindergarten this week, bring him or her in to any Oakland Public Library branch to get a personal library card. Any child, 5 or older, who lives in CA, can get a first card for FREE! Getting a library card will allow your child to check out all of the materials the library offers as well as give your child access to all of the library’s electronic resources. We promise to make a big ceremony out of it too, sticker and all. 

Aside from all of the books, movies, music, and other materials you can take home from the library, your child’s library card opens up a world of electronic resources you can access from home.  Through our website, you can look at: lists of recommended books, electronic games for kids, our calendar of events, resources for homework help,  and Tumblebooks, e-books you can watch and/or read online.  The Tumblebooks site offers both fiction and nonfiction titles, picture books and early chapter books.  You can even watch e-books in other languages (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Korean and German). 

So what are you waiting for?  Come on down, meet our friendly staff and start your child’s school year off right with an Oakland Public Library card.  Here's the link to our hours and locations.

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Off the Page: Children’s Audiobooks

If you’re looking for something to captivate youngsters during an end-of-summer road trip, OPL has you covered! Each of our library locations carries a selection of children’s audiobooks to engage even the wiggliest of passengers. Ask library staff to help you find book/CD kits, too; these are books that include a CD so kiddos can read along with the audio.

Have you tried audiobooks with your kids? Let us know which ones they have especially enjoyed!

Classic Tales

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland book on CD coverCharlotte's Web book on CD coverHarriet the Spy book on CD coverJust So Stories book on CD coverPeter Pan book on CD coverPhantom Tollbooth book on CD coverRabbit Ears book on CD coverThree Tales of My Father's Dragon book on CD cover

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll

Charlotte's Web / E.B. White

Harriet, the Spy / by Louise Fitzhugh

Just So Stories / Rudyard Kipling

Peter Pan / J.M. Barrie

The Phantom Tollbooth / by Norton Juster

Rabbit Ears (folk and fairy tales)

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon / Ruth Stiles Gannett

 

Contemporary Picks

Becoming Naomi Leon book on CD coverBud, Not Buddy book on CD coverDiary of a Wimpy Kid book coverHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book on CD coverSerpent's Shadow book on CD coverMagic Tree House book on CD coverTale of Despereaux book on CD coverWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon book on CD cover

Becoming Naomi León / Pam Muñoz Ryan

Bud, Not Buddy / Christopher Paul Curtis

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series / Jeff Kinney

Harry Potter series / J.K. Rowling

Kane Chronicles series / Rick Riordan

Magic Tree House series / Mary Pope Osborne

The Tale of Despereaux / Kate DiCamillo

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon / Grace Lin