Summer Updates

Read on for the extended browsing hours at the downtown Central Library, learn about new BOLT member Beverly Greene, and see a summer reading list from Foundation Board and Staff. Enjoy!
Central Library Openings
Starting today, more floors are open at Central. Floors 2, 3, and 4 are all now open, in addition to the 1st floor, which opened in June. Branches continue to be open as posted. With support from Foundation donors and the City of Berkeley, improvements to the first two floors have been made during its closure. With Covid safety measures still in place, some of the many upgrades are not yet readily seen but will be soon. Stop by to see the progress, and keep on coming!
Welcoming Beverly Greene
We hope you will join us in welcoming Beverly Greene as the newest member of the Berkeley Public Library Board of Library Trustees (BOLT).

"I am honored to have been chosen to support an institution that has been so very important to me,” shares Trustee Greene. “I grew up here, have visited and studied at all of the branches, and worked at Central shelving books as a Berkeley High student before I left to attain undergraduate and graduate degrees. I appreciate being able to give back to the Library and to my community and look forward to building on the excellent strategic work BOLT has embarked upon."
Looking for Summer Reading?
Foundation Board Members and Staff share their summer reading list.
Check them out (from your Library)!
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason
Popisho by Leone Ross
Premonition by Michael Lewis
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
White Feminism by Koa Beck
The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf 
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
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