Drop Everything and Read

Inspired by Oakland Freedom School's D.E.A.R. Day model, we will open and close the afternoon with a Harambee circle (which in Swahili means "pulling together") and use cheers, chants and games to build community and a love for reading.

While recommended for families with children 12 and under, all are welcome. Snacks will be served.

Brought to you in collaboration with the Lincoln Child Center.

Contact Celia Jackson, Children’s Librarian at 510-238-7352 or La’Cole Martin, West Oakland InitiativeCoordinator at 510-912-9232 if you have questions or would like to sign up!


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West Oakland Branch

1801 Adeline St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 238-7352