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Summer Reading 2020

Starting now, people of all ages can register to participate in our annual Summer Reading program. We’ll have free virtual activities and programs throughout the summer to keep the entire family engaged, entertained and motivated to reach their reading goals.

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"This idea, that black people need to pass some sort of presentability threshold or be particularly prodigious to nullify threats to their lives or liberty, is dangerously pervasive..."

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The 2020 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate will be announced June 5 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live. Before we find out who wins the $5,000 college scholarship, let's meet our six finalists.

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Now, anyone who lives or works in Alameda County can be tested for FREE at any of Oakland’s testing sites. Ahora cualquier persona que viva o trabaje en el Condado de Alameda puede hacerse la prueba GRATUITAMENTE en cualquier de los sitios de prueba en Oakland.

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Our physical buildings are closed until further notice. But, that doesn't mean you can't use your library card from home. 

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Need assistance with e-books or anything related to your library card account, schedule an appointment to talk one-on-one with a librarian today! 

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The kids are home, so is our staff, so we're bringing the fun to you!

Image of Oakland Public Library provides online, on-demand academic tutoring, homework help and test preparation to K-12th grade students, plus early college students and adult learners. Any library patron can connect with a highly qualified, expert tutor in a safe and secure online classroom. 

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Looking for something great to read? Fill out this form and let one of our amazing librarians do the work for you!

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