Summer Reading

Our 2017 Summer Reading Game: Reading by Design

June 16 - September 2, 2017

robotOur 2017 theme, Reading by Design, is inspired by the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists, architects, and everyone who makes our world a more interesting, livable, accessible, and beautiful place.

In turn, we hope it inspires readers to explore their own creativity and design new worlds for themselves and for all of us. Ready, set, go…..READ!

Watch this space for further updates!


Student Friends

July 5 - August 18, 2017

Kids entering 6th-8th grades are invited to volunteer for a total of four hours at the Central Library Children's Room.  Various time slots throughout the week are available; you choose time slots when you sign up to be a Student Friend, or sign up for time slots as you work. For more information, contact us at or 510.981.6223.


Chart shows that summer reading prevents slide in reading ability