Kids’ Summer Reading

Pick up your summer reading prizes! 

Summer Reading Logs

  • We encourage everyone to log their Summer Reading activities on Reading logs can also be returned in book drops between August 1 and August 22. 

Summer Reading Prize Book Pick-up

  • Prize book pick-up will take place at all sidewalk pick-up locations beginning August 10.
  • Summer Reading Prize Book Pick-up will also take place at a few branches as pop-up events. Locations, dates, and times are listed below:
  • Melrose - 8/21/20, 11-2pm
  • Temescal - 8/22/20, 1-4pm
  • Elmhurst - 8/29/20, 12-4pm
  • Golden Gate - 8/29/20, 12-4pm

Raffle Prizes

  • This year’s Kids' Summer Reading grand prizes are a four-night stay for a family of four at Oakland Feather River Family Camp in Summer 2021; one family membership to Children’s Fairyland (for ages 0-4); and 17 Chromebook laptops (for ages 5-14).
  • Raffle winners will be drawn and notified after August 31st. Raffle winners will be able to pick up their prizes at a sidewalk pick-up location.  


Reading Logs: English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese | Arabic

Kids Summer Reading Logo

Reading for fun during the summer helps children maintain or improve their skills so that they are ready to start school again in the fall. 

OPL's Kids' Summer Reading rewards children for reading and doing different types of activities this Summer. Kids who participate weekly during the Summer can choose a free prize book and are eligible to win other prizes. Books and prizes will be distributed when we reopen.

This year’s Kids grand prizes are a four-night stay for a family of four at Oakland Feather River Family Camp in summer 2021; one family membership to Children’s Fairyland (for ages 0-4); and 17 Chromebook laptops (for ages 5-14).

We also welcome kids and families to our activities and performances throughout the summer.

Partner organizations interested in distributing reading logs, or for other information regarding Kids’ Summer Reading, please contact Laura Liang, Supervising Librarian for Children’s Services, at

Our Children’s Services Department has also put together a resource guide to help bridge the learning gap to assist parents and caregivers to keep children engaged and learning throughout the summer.

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