We are sorry to report that the library is out of eclipse safety glasses!
We do, however, have some great information about viewing the eclipse safely, reading material about the eclipse, and an eclipse viewing event. Information available here.
Reading is Soooooooo Delicious
Join 10,000 Oakland children as they eat, er, read their way through the summer. We'll have prizes, entertainment, crafts programs, free lunches, and even books! The fun begins Saturday, June 15 with celebrations at libraries throughout Oakland and ends August 10.
Children have fun keeping track of stickers and watching performers, but parents know that they are helping their child avoid "Summer Reading Slide" by encouraging reading for pleasure. Children who complete eight hours of reading will choose a book to keep, receive coupons for local attractions, and be entered in a raffle for even more prizes.
Stay tuned or go to our summer reading site for the most up-to-date information and instructions for playing the game.
Major funders: Friends of the Oakland Public Library, Fentons Creamery, William G. Gilmore Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation.
Donors: Alameda/Oakland Ferry Services, Chabot Space & Science Center, Children’s Creativity Museum, Children’s Fairyland, Grand Lake Theater, Hometown Buffet, Lake Merritt Boathouse, Lawrence Hall of Science, MOCHA, Oakland A’s, Oakland Ice Center, Oakland Museum of California, and Pasta Pomodoro .
Free lunch is offered in partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bankd and City of Oakland Department of Human Services.