Library, Museum, and Parks and Recreation Celebrate Oakland’s Young Summer Readers

Release Date: 
Mon, 07/22/2013

It’s fun for the entire family as the Oakland Public Library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program finishes up with its 9th annual Summer Reading celebration at the Oakland Museum of California on Sunday, August 4, from 12 to 4 p.m. The party will take place in the Museum Gardens, 1000 Oak Street, just two blocks from the Main Library.

The celebration links two fantastic summer events – the library’s Summer Reading Program and the Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays – for a wonder-filled day of culture, entertainment, learning, and fun. Admission is free!

Entertainment and activities will include performances from Busy Bee Dogs, games and treats with Oakland Parks and Recreation, storytimes with Oakland librarians, hands-on arts and craft activities, face painting, a live art demonstration by children’s illustrator Hanae Rivera, and much more.

There will be a brief ceremony to honor all Summer Reading Program participants who succeed in reading eight hours or more this summer.

The Summer Reading Program is a fantastic way to encourage young library patrons to explore the world through reading and activities. This year’s theme has been “Reading is SO Delicious!” Participants have benefitted not only from the pleasure of reading, but also from a summer’s worth of free events.

The Oakland Public Library Summer Reading Program is supported by grants from Friends of the Oakland Public Library, Fentons Creamery, The Bernard Osher Foundation, William G. Gilmore Foundation, and The Union Pacific Foundation. The Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays are made possible by Wells Fargo, and OMCA Family is generously supported by Chevron and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For additional information, please call 510-238-3848 or visit online at


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