Now, more than ever, it’s critical that all kids have great books at home!
With schools and libraries closed and uneven access to tech and online learning, it is more important than ever that young people have access to quality books. The OLC is working to get thousands of new, high-quality books to Oakland students so that they can keep reading and learning from home. Every dollar you donate helps us get books to Oakland families.
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Our Member Network organizations are offering a range of engaging and high quality programs to support learning at home:
Virtual Storytimes with Tandem, Partners in Early Learning
Fun and engaging read alouds of beloved children’s books with prompts for follow up conversations and activities. Includes stories in Spanish and other languages are being added. Best for PreK through early elementary school.
Write Through This with Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe
Chapter 510 is keeping Oakland writing through free online writing workshops for teens, a daily poetry writing challenge on Instragram, and their most EPIC Poetry Day yet.
Reading Partners Family Resources
Reading Partners has compiled a resource library for families including links to their virtual storytimes, printable worksheets reading tips, and the Bright By Text app where families can sign up to receive free activities, games, and age-appropriate resources by text.