• Read, Create, Explore - 2016 Summer Reading Challenge

    June is coming soon and I hope you will join us for a summer of fun at the library!  From June 11 until August 6 children and families can “Read, Create, Explore” during the Oakland Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Children can win prizes by signing up online or at the library and reading for 20 minutes or more on 10 days.  Children who aren’t yet reading can participate when adults and older children read with them.  Children who read for 20 minutes or more on 20 days will win a new book and a badge, and will also be entered into a raffle for even more prizes, including an iPad and a one-year membership to Fairyland.

    The Children’s Room will be celebrating the Summer Reading Challenge with many free programs.


    Mondays @ 10:30

    June 13: Little Explorers Petting Zoo (animals!)
    June 20: Build It! With Keva Planks
    June 27: Bubble Lady
    July 11: Teddy Bear Hip Hop with Destiny Arts Center
    July 18: Build It! With Giant Jenga Blocks       
    July 25: East Bay Symphony Petting Zoo
    Aug.  1: Build It! With Mystery Materials

    Wednesdays @ 5:00  It’s Movie Time !!!!!  Watch a movie and be surprised.    
    June 22: Star Wars:  The Force Awakens
    July 20: Zootopia      

    Thursdays @ 3:00  LEGO Mania  Build whatever you want using thousands of LEGOs.
    June 9
    July 14
    August 11

    Fridays @ 2:00   
    June 17–August 5: Fresh Air Fridays. Move, play + learn outside.

    Saturday @ 2:00
    June 18: Puppet Art Theater


    Free Lunch for kids and teens.  Monday - Friday from 12:30 -1:30, June 13-August 5 in the Community Room.

    FREE Summer Reading Challenge Party at the Oakland Museum on Sunday, August 7 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  We hope you can join us.

    For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge, please call me, Helen Bloch, Children’s Librarian, at (510) 238-3615; go to the OPL website, http://www.oaklandlibrary.org; or visit the OPL Facebook page, www.facebook.com/oaklibrary.

    I hope to see you soon.