Summer Reading Successes

Oakland Public Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program was a great success, setting a record for children's reading hours.

Bubble PartyThough it may seem a distant memory; we wanted to take a moment to tell you about the great accomplishments of Oakland children in our Summer Reading Program:

6,196 children recorded reading for 8 hours or more this summer, a record!  That's two-thirds of the 9,372 who signed up to participate.  Reading during the summer helps children retain and enhance their reading skills.

Attendance at our special summer programs for children was 13,813.  Wow!  Were you there for one of our Bubble parties? Did you catch the Scraper Bike Workshop at West Oakland?  Did you garden at the Main Library?  Or decorate a flower pot to plant your Summer Reading seed quarters?

8,500 free lunches were served to children and teens. Thanks to our volunteers, the City of Oakland Human Services and the Alameda County Community Food Bank, we were able once again to serve free lunch at the library this summer,

 What was your favorite thing at the library this summer?

 Oakland Public Library‚Äôs Summer Reading Program is part of the Oakland Reads 2020 initiative.Oakland Reads 2020 logo

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