Celebrate National Library Week with the Oakland Public Library. Share

Oakland Public Library celebrates in April (Community Voices)

April is a great month to visit the library. Come and find a warm dry place to stay cozy. Libraries love April because there are so many exciting library-related celebrations going on! This April, we are...
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Libraries…not just about books! (Community Voices)

I was going to talk today a little bit about the Youth Media Awards, but it looks like someone beat me to it!  These awards are like the Academy Awards for children's and teen literature, and some librarians...
Mural at Main Library TeenZone Share

Oakland Public Library celebrates art and community vision (Community Voices)

Today I have two important things to tell you about. Both are exciting! Both are library related! Both are beautiful! So, what are we waiting for? First, graffiti. I know that the library has been in the...
Oakland children enjoying the Bubble Man at the Oakland Public Library. Share

Summer prizes for all ages at Oakland Public Library (Community Voices)

I remember, with great fondness, playing the summer reading game at the little library in the small town where I grew up. It was a big homemade board game, and each child had their own piece that we got to...