Kids Summer Reading Success!

What did we do this summer? Where do we start?

Oakland students are back to school, but they sure came to “Explore, Connect & Grow” with the library this summer! 

Activities to Inspire Learners

From learning with real animals to playing musical instruments, from laughing with the Circus of Smiles to dancing with Turf Inc. or rocking with Alphabet Rockers, from making amazing bubbles to reading amazing stories, kids engaged in creative and fun learning every day at the library.  And that means they started the school year ready to learn.  

Outstanding Reading Success

This summer we had a special sign up prize for Kids Summer Reading: 4 tickets to an As game!  Readers turned out: 11,161 children signed up this summer, a 45% increase over last summer. Thanks Stomper!

5,731 kids completed at least 20 days of reading (a 12% increase over last summer) and received a book to keep, as well as a chance to win some fabulous grand prizes, including tickets on the ferry, or to a Warriors game! Reading for fun is one of the best things you can do for yourself, anytime, and is worth celebrating.

We're Always Ready to Celebrate You

We were so happy to see all of you this summer, and so proud of the great reading, playing, and learning you did with us.  Of course, you can do this any day with your library, so we hope to see you again soon. 


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