Berkeley Public Library’s Summer Reading 2015 #bplsummer

June 09, 2015

Contact: Sarah Dentan
Neighborhood and Children’s Services Manager
Berkeley Public Library

Berkeley Public Library’s Summer Reading 2015

Berkeley, June 8, 2015—It’s that time again! Summer is nearly here, and the Berkeley Public Library is gearing up for Summer Reading. Everyone can join us as we celebrate #bplsummer—we have programs, activities and prizes for all ages! Sign up online and print out your #bplsummer game card or pick one up at the Library. Once you have your card, you can play from wherever you go: on vacation, at school, at work, in Berkeley or beyond. It is easy to do!

Filled up your game card? Stop in to any Berkeley Public Library and pick up your choice of books, bags, and gift certificates for kids, teen and adults. You can also enter our raffle for prizes ranging from a ukulele to a pair of tickets to Freight & Salvage or even to the San Francisco Opera. All prizes are while supplies last.

If you are staying in town this summer, the Berkeley Public Library is hosting fun events and activities all summer long. Attend workshops on topics from gardening to bicycle repair as well as book discussions, movie screenings and musical performances. Need something to do with the kids? Join us for puppet shows, sing-alongs, story times and more— and all Berkeley Public Library programs are always free! Check out our calendar!

Having a great time with books, magazines or e-readers this summer? Get caught reading and tag your photos #bplsummer on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library: North Branch programs made possible by a generous gift from the Pace Trust, in support of the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Many thanks to our prize donors, including: Albany Bowl, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fenton’s Creamery, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, Pegasus Books, The San Francisco Bay Ferry and the San Francisco Opera.

The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge Street and is open Monday, noon - 8:00pm, Tuesday, 10:00am - 8:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm, and Sunday from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Branches are open: Monday, 10:00am-6:0 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm, Thursday 12noon -8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm and closed Sunday.

Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website:

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