Summer Reading Program at the Alameda Free Library

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Registration for the 2021 Summer Reading Program at the Alameda Free Library has begun! Created to encourage reading as well as life-long learning, this nine-week program is open to everyone from birth through adult.

Registration and the tracking of reading and activity completion will take place online, enabling anyone to take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or while on vacation. Don’t worry if you’d rather use a paper game board, a supply of physical game boards will be available to those who prefer them. This year prizes include ice cream cones from Tucker’s Ice Cream, seed projects, and books to choose and keep forever. Prizes earned will be available for pickup at the Main Library.

Participants may register online at alamedafree.beanstack.org and people who have participated in the Summer Reading Program before should register using the same account they used last year. The first day to play is June 1, the last day to register is July 21, and the last day to play is July 31.

The library has a full schedule of special programs and events, allowing everyone to participate in fun reading and learning activities. The Children’s Department will be offering programs such as a Virtual Camp-Out, Virtual Crafternoons, in-person Teddy Bear Picnic storytimes in the parks, and Storywalks®. They will also continue with their full virtual storytime and craft schedules which can be found on the Alameda Free Library YouTube channel. For more information on these and other library programs, visit www.alamedafree.org/Events-directory/Calendar or contact the Alameda Free Library’s Children’s Department at 510-747-7705.

This free program is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Alameda Free Library is located at 1550 Oak Street and is wheelchair accessible. The Main Library is served by AC Transit routes 21 and 51A. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.