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Berkeley Library has a farm, e-i-e-i-o!

For Sunday Streets, the Berkeley Public Library welcomes Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo, outside on the library plaza. Meet a variety of animals – you might get to pet a sheep, a giant tortoise, a rabbit, or a pot-bellied pig, who knows? 
Join us right in front of the Central Library!
Sunday, October 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Central Library, 2090 Kittredge, Front Plaza


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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