Redwood Day is an independent, diverse K-8 school   |   510.534.0800


The Library at Redwood Day

“I think the library is awesome because it has a great selection of books and a drawing corner.”
- 5th Grade student
“I like the library because I dive into the wonder of books.” 
- 2nd Grade student
The Redwood Day Library is a vibrant community space and information hub where students are invited to explore ideas and interests, gather and enjoy individual and communal activities, engage in inquiry and research that supports the curriculum, and experience the joy of reading.

The Library Collection

Our collection encourages curiosity and imagination, sparking inspiration and wonder. As part of our mission and commitment to DEIB, students see themselves reflected in texts and have opportunities to look beyond themselves through a diverse, relevant collection.

Redwood Day subscribes to a robust selection of digital resources and databases to support students’ informational research needs. 

We invite you to explore the Redwood Day Library Catalog and digital book collection, SORA, by clicking on the icons below.

Contact Us

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Mia Gittlen

    Mia Gittlen 

    K-8 Librarian
  • Photo of Amelia Lobaco

    Amelia Lobaco 

    K-8 Assistant Librarian

Learning and the Library

Learning and the library is supported by a framework with the following focus areas and overarching learning goals*:

  • Use Inquiry and Design Thinking to Build Understanding and Create New Knowledge
  • Use Multiple Literacies to Explore, Learn, and Express Ideas
  • Demonstrate Civic Responsibility, Respect for Diverse Perspectives, Collaboration, and Digital Citizenship
  • Engage in Personal Exploration, Social and Emotional Growth, Independent Reading and Learning, and Personal Agency
Lower School Students attend library classes once every eight-day cycle, and Middle School students receive instruction on a rotating schedule as part of the Health and Life Skills class.

*from the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum developed by Barbara K. Stripling

Library Events

Each year the Parent Guardian Association and Library partner for the Book Fair, an exciting opportunity for students to be exposed to new titles and celebrate the magic of books and reading. Students participate in a reading challenge and a bookmark design contest leading up to the fair, a long-standing tradition that promotes creativity and a love of reading. Middle School participates in the Book Beat, an event that features student music and spoken word performances. 

The Library also holds monthly Recess Parties to cultivate the student’s creativity. During each grade level’s lunch recess, students are invited to come into the Library to do an arts and crafts project created by the Library. 
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Oakland, CA 94602