Library says thanks

The Alameda Free Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge was bustling! More than 3,100 kids, teens, and adults joined us for a summer full of crafts, animal shows, storytimes, music, games, acrobats, lectures and lots and lots of smiles. 

We couldn’t have had this level of success without the help of our amazing sponsors. Many thanks for the generosity of the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. We wouldn’t have special programming at the library at all without their support.  

Special thanks to the owners and staff of Tucker’s Super-Creamed Ice Cream. Every summer they go above and beyond to support the library and our Alameda community. Offering free ice cream to this many readers is a huge financial commitment. We appreciate them immensely.

We’d also like to thank the San Francisco Bay Ferry and the Oakland Athletics. By providing prizes for our summer reading programs, all of these businesses and organizations provide the incentive many people need to keep reading, learning and growing all summer long.


Eva Volin, Hallie Fields & Sierra Campagna, Alameda Free Library