Summer Reading Ends This Saturday!

Take a look at Oakland's Children's Summer Reading accomplishments. And don't forget to log your reading, either online or at one of Oakland's 17 branches.

Sisters ReadingWhat a summer we've had! Together we have read almost 35,000 hours since June 15.

But, wait--that's not all! We have planted seeds in pots we decorated. We have blown bubbles all over Oakland. We have made bracelets and rain sticks. We've planted and eaten vegetables. We have seen performers do magic, blow magical balloons, and take us to magical places through dance. We have met bugs and reptiles and frogs. Puppets have visited us, and we've seen science at its most fun. We have sung and we have danced, and we've seen dogs do both.

Tortoise in the library

Yes, it has been a full summer.

If your child has read for at least eight hours, be sure to log it, either by coming into the branch or by going online to Oakland's Summer Reading page by midnight on August 10. Only reading logged before then will be eligible for our grand prizes - the family membership in Fairyland for children under 5, and the iPad for children 5-14.

If for some reason you cannot log your child's reading by August 10, come by your branch; he or she can still pick up his or her prize.

Swallowing Fire at the Library

Owen Baker-Flynn swallows fire at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library