Summer at Oakland Public Library

Summer Programs for Adults, Teens, and Children!

May 30, 2020 - August 1, 2020

Register here!

Download reading logs by age group and learn more about each program by clicking the yellow buttons below.

  Art by Favianna Rodriguez of three figures

Click the logos below for more information on each program.

Kids Summer Reading Logo

 Teen Summer Passport Logo Adult Summer Reading logo


Themes (Activities to be updated throughout the summer)

Week 1 (May 30 – June 5): Kick-off to Summer 

Week 2 (June 6 – June 12): Let’s Play

Week 3 (June 13 – June 19): Health and Fitness/Wellness

Week 4 (June 20 – June 26): Art & Expression

Week 5 (June 27 – July 3): Reach Out

Week 6 (July 4 – July 10): Do-it-Yourself

Week 7 (July 11 – July 17): Celebrating Our Diversity

Week 8 (July 18 – July 24): Global Society

Week 9 (July 25 – August 1): Nature Close at Hand 

Lunch at the Library

Library branches are unavailable to be food pick-up points for the Summer Lunch program. However, three OPL branches are currently offering free meal pickup for the community until further notice. There are no eligibility requirements.

  • 81st Avenue Branch: Prepared meals pick-up; 12-2 PM; Monday/Wednesday/Friday 
  • West Oakland Branch: Produce pick-up; 12-2 PM; Tuesday/Thursday 
  • Cesar Chavez Branch: Prepared meals pick-up; 12-2 PM; Tuesday/Thursday

Please visit for additional locations and organizations that can connect you to food resources. 

Major Supporters of Summer Reading 2020  

  • Friends of the Oakland Public Library
  • Hellman Foundation
  • Kenneth Rainin Foundation
  • Oakland Athletics
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation
  • William G. Gilmore Foundation 

Interested in Supporting Summer Reading at OPL? Click here!      

Summer Reading Prize Donors

In recognition of current and past support, OPL acknowledges all generous prize donors from 2019 and 2020 below: