Family Reading Night 2017

For the last two years the Day Home has been blessed with a grant from Oakland Literacy Coalition to hold a Family Reading Night for our children and families. This year 150 children & parents came to 1086 Eighth Street to enjoy an evening of storytelling and fun. Families arrived to vibrant décor leading them to the library. There, our wonderful librarian, Kristi Rasmussen, helped attendees orient to the library and find their favorite books. Each child was able to pick out a book to take home and many families opened their books together in the cozy lounge chairs, which are the perfect size for some snuggled reading.



Next, families headed outdoors to enjoy story time under the beautiful blue and sunny sky. Celia Jackson from West Oakland Library was kind enough to be our reader for the day – the children loved her lively storytelling! She read two books, one including a pesky monkey puppet and the other filled with dance moves and rhymes for the children to follow.

Thank you to all who came and participated in the fun! And thank you, Oakland Literacy Coalition, for allowing us to share the importance of reading with our children and families.

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