The Oakland Public Library is not a crypt-like zone of silence; it is full of life, often buzzing with activity. Authors read from their works, book lovers meet to chat about books, musicians perform, arts and crafts enthusiasts join together to learn new skills, gardeners exchange seeds and botanical knowledge, and clowns, bubble ladies, magicians and other entertainers arouse young audiences. There is always something going on at the Library to educate us, entertain us, raise our awareness, and help us better ourselves.


The winner of the Summer Reading 2013 Contest with his iPad prize

Annual Report 2012–13