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Summer Reading Festival 2015: Summer Lunch @ the Library

Summer Lunch @ the Library

Stop by the any of these libraries for a FREE lunch this summer!  For children and teens 1-18 years only.  Feed your mind and your body and join in on our Summer Reading program too!

Concord Library 2900 Salvio Street 925-646-5455:  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from June 23rd through July 17th - 1:00-2:00p.m.

Crockett Library  991 Loring Avenue 510-787-2345:  Wednesday and Friday from June 17th through August 14th - 12:00-1:00p.m.

El Sobrante Library 4191 Appian Way 510-374-3991:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from June 8th through August 20th - 12:00-2:00p.m.

Pittsburg Library 80 Power Drive 925-427-8390:  Tuesday-Friday from June 16th through August 7th - 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Snacks will also be served Tuesday-Friday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  Lunches & snacks provided by the Pittsburg Unified School District.

San Pablo Library 2300 El Portal Drive 510-374-3998:  Monday-Wednesday from June 8th through August 14th - 12-2 p.m.  Lunches provided by the West Contra Costa County Unified School District.

Shields-Reid Center N. Richmond 1410 Kelsey St. 510-620-6822:  Monday-Friday from 11:-12:30 p.m.  On Wednesday there will be a storytime following lunch at 1 p.m.  Lunches provided by the West Contra Costa County Unified School District.

Working Together for Lunch at the Library!




Hunger Doesn't Take A Vacation


Summer vacation presents a different reality for many impoverished children in California. In addition to limited access to summer learning and enrichment programs, many low-income children struggle to have basic needs met, with reduced access to healthy food and safe places to congregate. The intersections between summer health and summer learning and enrichment are great, suggesting that a holistic view of the summer landscape is crucial to understanding existing challenges and opportunities to creating a summer experience in which all children are healthy, active, and engaged.

California Summer Meal Coalition

The California Summer Meal Coalition (CSMC) and California Library Association (CLA) are working with libraries across California to offer summer meals and programming designed to provide nourishment and help prevent summer learning loss for children and teens in low-income communities. The project is modeled on the successful partnership between Oakland Public Library, the City of Oakland, and Alameda County Food Bank, which over the past few years has served lunches to children in Oakland’s libraries during the summer.