Community Announcements


A Super Fun And Playful Story Time 

Children’s Home Society of California in Partnership with the Oakland Family Resource Center

(Posted 3/1/2019)

Join Children’s Home Society and Ms. Nichole from the Eastmont Branch for a fun-filled story time. The hour will include read-aloud’s, songs, and time for free play!

Perfect for children ages 1-4 and their adults.

Every  First Tuesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Click the link here to RSVP!



A Novel Night: A Benefit to Support Children’s Literacy 

(Posted 3/4/2019)

Reading Partners is having their annual Gala. Join them for an evening of literary fun – books, cocktails, food and friends at their annual spring soirée, a benefit for Reading Partners San Francisco Bay Area. The funds raised through the event sponsors and guests will help Reading Partners serve 1,550 readers this school year.

Event date: Wednesday, March 20th 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Event location: The Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 Calirfornia Street, San Francisco, CA

Click here to get your tickets!


African American Read-In

Eastmont Branch Oakland Public Library

(Posted 1/31/19)

Our featured guest readers are volunteers from the Sigma Iota (Oakland) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Featured books are from African American authors and/or illustrators. Join us at the Eastmont Branch in the Children’s Area on Monday, February 25, 2019 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm. For more events to celebrate Black History Month with the Oakland Public Library visit their website.

Call for Young Writers!

Children’s Fairyland

(Posted 1/31/19)

Attention, kids! Have you written a book for readers age 10 and under? Are you interested in sharing it with friends and families? The Turn the Page! Book Festival at Children’s Fairyland is seeking young writers in second grade and above for our second annual Young Writers Contest!

If selected, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate and share your book with Fairyland families and friends at Turn the Page! on Saturday, May 18.
  • Share your work in a place full of inspiration, creativity, and kid empowerment.
  • Connect with local children’s authors and illustrators.

Deadline to submit your entry: Friday, April 5, 2019.

Learn more here.

BANANAS Playgroups 

(Posted 1/3/19)

BANANAS invites you to our free playgroups where you meet other caregivers while children laugh, explore, pretend, play, and create art. Our playgroups welcome grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, friends, parents, and family child care providers. Bring your children for a fun morning and you will explore how play can inspire meaningful learning.

Playgroups are hosted in multiple locations across Oakland this Winter and Spring and are for children ages 2-5.

Click here to register for your nearest play group.



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