Read While You Wait!
Family Storytimes at the Social Services Agency
It is never too early to enjoy a good story.
Offered in partnership with local public libraries, Read While You Wait aims to promote family literacy, enjoyment of reading, and awareness of local public library services among SSA customers and their children.
Children and their parents are invited to enjoy whimsical tales, cheerful rhymes, and lively songs in our waiting rooms, presented by librarians.
To make things even more special, children who participate will get to choose a book to take home and call their own!
IMPORTANT: The storytimes are intended for the family to enjoy together. Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. The adult will be asked to complete a participation form at the time of the activity.
Upcoming Locations, Dates, and Times
Eden Multi-Service Center
24100 Amador St - 1st floor / Room 108
Featuring Ms. Cindy and Ms. Lorie from the Hayward Public Library
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 10:00 a.m.
- May 6
- May 20
- June 3
- June 27
Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center
6955 Foothill Blvd, Suite 100
(1st floor: Waiting Room C - enter from mall)
Featuring Ms. Laurie from the Oakland Public Library
2nd and 3rd Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.
- May 8
- May 15
- June 12
- June 19
- July 10
- July 17
- August 14
- August 21
Read While You Wait in the News:
- KALW-FM - Bringing Storytime to the Long Wait for Social Services
- The Chronicle of Social Change - Changing waiting room culture, one book at a time
- Oakland Post - Read While You Wait Promotes Community Literacy