Even though the school year is over, learning doesn’t have to stop.
Here’s what your Oakland Public Library has available for learning 365 days a year:
The library provides free one-on-one tutoring with live tutors through tutor.com. The site can be accessed directly at www.tutor.com/opl. For instructions on how to connect with a live tutor, check out this video.
Completing research has never been easier with the resources available through your library. World Book, Encyclopedia Britannica, and other resources are available every day of the year! You can find these resources at our student research page: https://oaklandlibrary.org/kids/help-students/online-student-encyclopedias-and-resources
Are you looking for the perfect book? OPL’s children’s librarians have worked hard to develop great lists of book recommendations. These lists will soon be updated to reflect our eBook titles too: https://oaklandlibrary.org/kids/great-reads. Stay tuned!
Connect with a Librarian for Personalized Reading Advice:
Just because our physical buildings are closed doesn’t mean that you can’t connect with a librarian! Schedule your appointment to speak with a librarian who can help recommend the perfect book for you or your child: https://oaklandlibrary.org/online-services/book-me.
Kid’s Books Online!
Electronic books can be a great resource for readers young and old! Our two most popular e-reading platforms are Overdrive and Hoopla. Books on Overdrive can be found here: https://oakland.overdrive.com/library/kids/. The Libby app for Overdrive is a great way to use Overdrive on mobile devices. Instructions for how to use Libby to find kids books can be found in this video created by Ms. Sally from the 81st Library.
Hoopla’s eBooks and audiobooks are always available, although users are limited to 10 checkouts a month. You can access Hoopla here https://www.hoopladigital.com/browse/ebook/popular?children=1&page=1 online and also as an app through your mobile device.
If you’d like to listen and read a book or story online, try Tumblebooks!
Online Programs for Kids:
Your favorite programs for the library are now online!
Stories, rhymes, and songs provide much-needed stimulation for brain development and language acquisition in young children. They are also a great way for caregiving adults and children to stay connected. Head to the links below to view online storytimes by local librarians!
Play & Learn Rhymes, Songs, and More -
This year, OPL’s annual summer reading program, will be online. Check our Summer Reading page regularly to learn about this opportunity to read and get free books!