Oakland, CA – Children at libraries throughout Oakland have been busily folding pieces of paper during the past few weeks. Why, you may wonder? Well, National Library Week is coming and, to celebrate, on April 13 the Main Library’s Children’s Room staff will mount an origami installation on the outside of the Main Library’s Oak Street entrance. The Main Library is located at 125 14th Street (the Oak Street entrance offers direct access to the Children’s Room).
The colorful installation, using more than a thousand origami pieces of varying shapes and sizes, will be attached to the wall so that all can see that Oakland’s kids love to READ. The installation was inspired by the street art posted on the Asian Museum in San Francisco this past August. In that installation, the group UpsideUp used 550 origami butterflies to write the word “fly” on one of the museum’s exterior walls.
The Oakland Public Library installation will remain up for one week, coming down on April 20. Come to the Children’s Room and check out the art along with some great books, movies, music, etc.