Oakland Public Library’s Summer Passport Program Encourages Teens to Get Out to Bay Area Hot Spots

Release Date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009

(Oakland, CA)—The Oakland Public Library urges teens to GET OUT and see local sights this summer with a Teen Summer Passport. With prizes such as a laptop computer, an iPod Nano, and a Flip camera, the Teen Summer Passport Program is sure to entice teens, ages 12 – 18, into the library and out to cultural venues around the Bay Area. The program begins June 13 and concludes August 15.

Here’s how it works: Teens can pick up their Teen Summer Passport at any branch of the Oakland Public Library. They will also receive a list of recommended Bay Area Hot Spots to explore, including museums, farmers’ markets, skate parks, and cemeteries. Each time a teen visits one of these cultural sights, they can get their passport stamped. In addition to visiting local attractions, teens can also collect passport stamps by reading and writing short reviews; attending library programs; producing a self-portrait for their passport (digital, photo, or drawing); or volunteering. Three passport stamps will earn a raffle ticket. Each teen can accumulate a maximum of 8 raffle tickets. The raffle will take place at a party at the TeenZone in the Main Library, 125 14 th St. 2 nd floor, on August 29, 3 – 5 p.m. The party will feature live music by the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp.

For more information about the program, please call (510) 238-7232 or 238-7234, or visit the library’s Website atwww.oaklandlibrary.org. Your branch can also provide you with a calendar of its events. The Oakland Public Library is a department of the City of Oakland.