For Immediate Release: Friday, May 25, 2018
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org
Score a New Golden State Warriors Library Card from San Francisco and Oakland Public Libraries this Summer
New Warriors library cards support the importance of reading and library visits over the summer months.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors basketball team is showing its commitment to summer reading with new library cards designed for San Francisco Public Library and Oakland Public Library. The card is being launched in conjunction with both Bay Area library systems summer learning programs, to encourage children and families to keep reading, learning and visiting their public libraries, all summer long.
Library users on both sides of the Bay can show their Warriors team spirit with a new library card. The San Francisco Warriors card is available to all library users, starting May 26, while supplies last. Patrons can obtain a card while signing up for SFPL’s Summer Stride program, which kicked off on May 19. Oakland Public Library’s Warriors card will be available on June 9 to all library users. Oakland’s Summer Reading and Teen Passport Program runs from June 9 through August 4, with pre-registration now available at oaklandlibrary.org/summer.
“We are excited that the San Francisco Public Library is releasing new library cards celebrating the Warriors,” said Mayor Mark Farrell. “San Francisco is Warriors’ ground and these new library cards are a creative and practical way to proudly display our and blue and gold pride.”
Designed by the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco library card is brightly colored in the team’s traditional blue and gold design. The team acknowledged the city of San Francisco by combining a hand-drawn illustration of a Warriors player rising tall for a shot in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. This card, like all San Francisco Public Library cards, opens up a world of possibilities.
The Warriors represent teamwork, positivity and optimism and are honored to be a part of the rich history of the Bay Area.
Pick up this new collector’s edition library card at any neighborhood library in San Francisco or Oakland before they are gone.
About San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride program:
This summer, the Library offers more than 900 fun, informative and timely programs supporting science, technology, education, math and reading for all ages at every branch, every week of the summer through August 19.
Strong and unique partnerships elevate this year’s Summer Stride programming. The Library, for a third year, has joined forces with the National Park Service to provide free shuttle rides to outdoor adventures at destinations like Muir Woods, Land’s End and Alcatraz. A StoryWalk® at Crissy Field includes beautiful children’s book illustrations on signage along the trails, and families are invited to meet park rangers in their branch library to learn about local flora and fauna.
Tracking summer reading is encouraged, with finishers who read for 20 hours earning a coveted prize designed by artist and musician Shawn Harris, illustrator of Chronicle Books’s Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers. The book is inspiration for Summer Stride’s 2018 theme of “Life. Liberty. Libraries.”, and the bold and bright campaign artwork reflects libraries as an essential resource and gathering space for children, teens and adults to share and learn. All are welcome at the San Francisco Public Library.
The library also offers summer weekly raffles. Prizes include free passes to local museums, SF Giants and Golden State Warriors games.
Summer Stride is funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Summer Stride Video PSA
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About San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The library system is made up of 27 neighborhood branches, the San Francisco Main Library at Civic Center and four bookmobiles.