Out of 86 schools in the Oakland Unified School District, 27 provide no library services at all including 6 of our 7 high schools. Only 13 school libraries are open 4-5 days a week, and most of the open libraries are funded by the PTA in the wealthier areas of town. We are working to change this around, and since research supports that free and independent reading is the number one thing that increases literacy, the good news is you can help!
The schools need popular and recent books! You can help by ordering any of the books we're linking to.
They could also use volunteers and fundraisers in every area of the city so can you help?
If so, contact
District Library Manager
Oakland Unified School District
And if you're so inclined:
Spanish Language Books