Families

We’re the perfect place to foster your child’s lifelong love of reading!

Find Books, Magazines, Music and Movies

Our library collection, both online and print, includes a wide range of materials for children.  We are always happy to help you find just what you're looking for.

We've got:

  • Board books for babies and toddlers
  • Books for beginning readers
  • Folklore and fairytales
  • Engaging informational books and DVDs
  • Materials in other languages
  • DVDs and music and stories on CD
  • Audiobooks, ebooks, digital magazines and streaming music

Search the library catalog for items at Berkeley Public Library.

Get a Library Card

Get a library card!

Children of any age may get a library card. It's free!

  • Parents or legal guardians fill out the online form. Children come to the library in person to receive their card. 
  • Find out more about borrowing materials.

Come to an Event

Check our calendar to find free programs and events for kids and their families.  

Computers for Kids

  • AWE Early Literacy Station™ computers are loaded with games, stories and activities for children ages 2 – 8. AWE Stations have bilingual Spanish/English interfaces.
  • We have computers with internet access and word processing. Kids should bring their own library card to use these computers. The library does not restrict or filter kids's use of the internet.

Museums Passes

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Discover & GO offers free access to many Bay Area museums and venues. Reserve and print your free passes today with any adult or senior card!

 

Community Agencies and Services

Search our Community Resources to find childcare referral agencies, tutors, day camps and other organizations and services.