Children’s librarians tend to hold in our hearts a deep and abiding love of children’s literature. We read kid's books for work, but we read them for pleasure too! Check out the variety of books that Oakland Public Library’s Children’s Librarians are reading, and let us know which books you're excited about right now:
Summer lunch at the Oakland Public Library is available at eleven locations.
Now that summer schools are ending, we want to remind you that eleven OPL branches are offering free lunch for children and teens, in partnership with the Alameda County Community Foodbank and the City of Oakland's Department of Human Services. Lunch is served on weekdays (Tuesday-Friday at branches, Monday-Friday at Main) through August 9.
Participating branches include:
Check out our very own Tool Lending Library in the press.
Our amazing Tool Lending Library has gotten a little bit of well-deserved attention lately. The Washington Post published a great article about libraries across the country lending things other than books, and included Oakland Public Library.
From the article:
“We can’t be everything to everyone, but we can provide a lot of opportunities to people to try out new things,” Choate said.
That’s exactly what happened at the Oakland library following a 1991 firestorm that ravaged the Oakland Hills section of the San Francisco Bay area, destroying 3,000 homes and killing 25 people.
The library’s Temescal
Geek out! The 44th annual Comic-Con International is underway in San Diego. The winners for the Will Eisner awards, considered the Oscars of the comics industry, will be announced today.
The 44th annual Comic-Con International is underway in San Diego. The winners for the Will Eisner awards, considered the Oscars of the comics industry, will be announced today. Nominees for titles published in 2012 are truly exceptional.
Titles with the most nominations are:
Building stories by Chris Ware with nominations for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design.
This work, made of many small books, posters and cards, and encased in a box the size of a large board game, tells the story of the residents
Events happening for children this afternoon at your Oakland Public Library!
Looking for something to do with your child this afternoon? How about:
Author/Illustrator Todd Parr at the Temescal Library, 12:30pm! (free lunch for kids and teens served 12:30-1:30)
Buki the Clown at the Eastmont Library, 1:30pm! (free lunch for kids and teens served 12-1)
Decorate a Flower Pot & Plant Seeds at the Melrose Library 1pm! (free lunch for kids and teens served 12-1)
Recommended books for kids about Bigfoot, UFOs, and other mysterious phenomena at the Oakland Public Library.
Come explore real-life ghost stories and other paranormal mysteries at the library…if you dare! They’re shelved together at the very start of the non-fiction section – look for the 001s and 133s or ask a staff member to point the way.