Summer 2018 Love of Literacy Events

Join the Oceanside Promise partners to celebrate your kids and early literacy!

Free books, activities, food, and fun for families and kids, especially ages birth to 5


JUNE 19, 11:30am–1:30pm LIBBY LAKE PARK

JUNE 25, 11:30am–1:30pm JOE BALDERRAMA PARK


  • Free Books and Giveaways
  • Raffle Prize Drawings
  • Adults and children eat FREE on June 19 & 25, courtesy of OUSD's Free Summer Meals Program for Children 18 Years & under. No application, No ID required.*
  • Bouncy House Jumper
  • Photo opportunities with Clifford the Big Red Dog*
  • Read-A-Longs with SPECIAL guest readers
  • Lemonade with a Cop
  • Cotton Candy*
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Oceanside Public Library’s Bookmobile
  • Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten enrollment
  • A+ Teeth Mobile Dental Screenings

Come play, eat & read this June!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Walmart, Live Well San Diego, and North County Lifeline!

We could not hold these events without our wonderful partners at Oceanside Unified School District, City of Oceanside, Education Begins in the Home, Oceanside Public Library, Children’s Paradise, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department, Palomar Family Counseling Services, Vista Community Clinic, North County Lifeline, Oceanside Museum of Art, North County Community Services, Nurse Family Partnership, BASE Programs, CalFresh, San Diego County Health and Human Services Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention/CHP, & OUSD's Summer Feeding Program.


Fall 2017 Book Drive

WE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL (10,000 Books):

Over 12,000 books collected & distributed to Oceanside's children!

The Oceanside Promise partners coordinated a community-wide book drive from October 23, 2017 through November 9, 2017.  We collected new or gently used books in English and Spanish for children ages birth to five throughout Oceanside. Everything you needed to participate is provided below. If you need additional information, contact Kathryn Bussey at 


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The books collected have been distributed to Oceanside Unified School District’s Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, City of Oceanside Public Library, City of Oceanside Community Resource Centers, Vista Community Clinic Parent Outreach Program, Education Begins in the Home, and more!