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The programming and content at the children’s department at Oakland Public Library is carefully curated in hopes of educating, entertaining and inspiring young minds. We have a wide selection of picture books, chapter books, e-books, etc.

We pride ourselves on having a safe and welcoming environment for kids and their families. Aside from our vast collection of reading material, we also have various events and programs nearly every single day! Please see the below calendar for this month’s activities and scroll down even further below to see some important notes about out events…

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April 2024

Ms. Barbara will offer Preschool Story Time on the following Tuesdays in April: April 2 nd ,
April 16 th , and April 30 th at 11:00 am. Oakland children, ages 2 to 5, will be singing along
to favorite songs and listening to stories. The Story Time will be held in the Library’s
Story Tower. Registration is not required.
Tots Library Club, a program designed for the youngest library users, birth to 2-yrs.-old,
and their caregivers, will be held on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 am. Toys (yours or
ours) will be available for a brief meet-and-greet from 10:30 to 10:45 am. A short
segment of nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs will follow. The program will be held
in the Library’s Story Tower. Registration is not required.
Terrific Two’s & Three’s! is a story time for two to three-yr.-olds, and their caregivers.
Join us on the following Fridays in April: April 5 th , April 19 th , and April 26 th at 11:00 am for
stories, songs, and fingerplays. The program will be held in the Library’s Story Tower.
Registration is not required.
April Craft Bags (to go) will be available for pick-up beginning Wednesday, April 3 rd .
Oakland children of all ages may come into the Children’s Dept. to pick up a craft bag.
One craft bag per child, please. Registration is not required.
Ms. Christina and her wonderful “Jiggly Wiggly” music program will be in the Oakland
Public Library on Friday, April 12 th and Friday, May 3 rd from 11:00 to 11:45 am. The
program will be held downstairs in the Library’s Meeting Room. Oakland children, ages
2 & up, and their caregivers, will enjoy music and movement activities. Registration is
required for EACH session. Registration is now being taken for the April 12 th session,
and begins Wednesday, April 17 th for the May 3 rd session.
The Children’s Dept. welcomes back Miss Fran and her “Musical Morning” program on
Tuesday, April 23 rd from 11:00 to 11:45 am. Oakland children, ages 3 & up, will be
singing along with Miss Fran and her favorite instrument, the guitar! Lots of audience
participation for all! The program will be held downstairs in the Library’s Meeting Room.
Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, April 10 th .

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