Summer Reading for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

This summer children 0-4 can play their very own kind of Summer Reading. Ask at any OPL library.

Oakland Public Library is always full of fun things to do during the summer, with performers, crafts, science, dance, martial arts and free lunches for youth at many branches, and of course, Kids' Summer Reading

Babies and toddlers can do summer reading too, and this year we've created a special Pre-Reader card for parents and caregivers to do with them. Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing, and Playing, are all activities that support the youngest children to be ready to read and learn.  Caregivers and their children 0-4 can count every day they do a pre-literacy activity, and after 20 days, pick up their prize at the library: a book, special coupons, and a chance to win a raffle for a family membership to Fairyland. 

To encourage these activities, the pre-reader card is available only in paper.  Stop by any of out 17 locations to pick one up along with stickers or a crayon for decorating the card together.  


I was hoping to find a

I was hoping to find a library that offered a group story time for 0-4 year olds. Does Oakland Public Library offer this?

Thanks for doing this again!

Thanks for doing this again! We enjoyed it last year and this year with the stickers and stamp - it's even more fun!

I know the Rockridge branch

I know the Rockridge branch has this on Saturday mornings at around 10:30 (which is when I volunteer). Other branches probably have similar; I can't find a schedule but the librarians should know...

"This" being group story time

"This" being group story time for 0-4 year olds. Sorry; I meant that my earlier comment to be a reply

Good afternoon, In case you

Good afternoon,

In case you haven't found a storytime for your child, let me offer these ideas. We have Baby Bounce, Toddler Time, and Preschool Storytime at most libraries. Any child, any age is welcome to any of our storytimes. Many have play time scheduled after the story hour, so both the children and the adults can socialize.

You can check our events online or find a paper Calendar of Events at any library.

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