Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2017 has ended, but we will be back again next summer!

robotOur 2017 theme, Reading by Design, was 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 inspired readers to explore their own creativity and design new worlds for themselves and for all of us. Ready, set, go…..READ!
To play, readers picked up a game board at the library (or download one when you sign up online). Fill in the grid every time you read or do one of the other listed activities. Once you finish, bring it to the library to pick up your prize. 


Student Friends has ended, but look for us again next summer!

During the summer, 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.

Each participant will need a signed permission slip on file. Have your parent or guardian fill it out when you come to the library, or download a permission slip and bring the completed slip in.


Chart shows that summer reading prevents slide in reading ability