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Halloween @ Your Library!

Find a family-friendly Halloween program at Berkeley Public Library:
  • Family Halloween Story Time @ North  - Wed, Oct 22 3:30 pm
  • Dance the Thriller Dance @ Central - Fri Oct 24 3:30 pm
  • Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Crafts @ South - Fri Oct 24 4:00 pm
  • Halloween Spooktacular @ Central - Mon Oct 27  6:45 pm
  • Not-So-Scary Halloween Story Time @ West Tues Oct 28 4:00 pm
  • Spooky Stories for ages 4-8 @ South Wed Oct 29 4:00 pm
  • Family Halloween Story Time @ Claremont Thurs Oct 30 4:00 pm
Find out more about each event on our calendar.
pirate at the library


Research & Learning for Kids

Online information, library-approved!

Find newspaper and magazine articles, online encyclopedias and more for your research. Access information anytime!



Discover & Go
Spend the day gliding through an art museum, learning more about science, observing animals or playing pinball on a vintage pinball machine! Discover & Go provides Berkeley Public Library card holders (adult and senior cards only) access to free passes to amazing venues throughout the Bay Area.

Downloads & Streaming

Access ebooks, audiobooks, stream music and read magazines. Download (or stream), listen or read on your computer, ereader, smart phone or tablet.



Read or listen to children's books. Check out up to 7 at a time from our expanded collection.


National Geographi Virtual Library

Read National Geographic magazines online from 1888 to today.

Reading Recommendations for Kids


Find your next favorite book! Search by reading level, genre, topic, read-alikes and more.


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