If you have received a notice of fines in your email, it may be for fines that have been on your account for a very long time, not for new fines. We have just begun sending out quarterly notices to patrons with outstanding balances on their accounts. We apologize for the confusion. Beginning now, you will receive these notices every 3 months. We do offer online fine payment. Thank you.
Origami Wall at the Main Library
Children at libraries throughout Oakland have been busily folding pieces of paper. Why, you may wonder? Well, National Library Week is coming and, as part of the celebration, on April 13th the Main Library's Children’s Room staff will be mounting an origami installation on the outside of the library’s Oak Street entrance. The colorful installation, using more than a thousand origami pieces of varying shapes and sizes, will be attached to the wall so that all can see that Oakland’s kids love to “READ.” The installation was inspired by the street art posted on the Asian Museum in San Francisco this past August. The group Upside Up used 550 origami butterflies to write the word “fly” on one of the museum’s exterior walls. Our installation will remain up for a week. Come on down and check it out along with some great books.
Here are some pictures of the Wall in waiting.