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Summer Reading Poster

Paws to Read!

Play our annual summer reading game. Read and earn prizes! Play Friday, June 13 through Saturday, August 16.

Kids entering grades 6 - 8 can be a Student Friend volunteer. Find out more

The 2014 Summer Reading Program is sponsored by The Friends of the Berkeley Public Library and other community sponsors, including Fenton’s CreameryBay Area Discovery MuseumPegasus BooksAlbany Bowl and the San Francisco Bay Ferry.

Donate to the Berkeley Humane Society!

Drop off gifts for our animal friends at all Berkeley Public Library locations June 13 - August 16

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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Research & Learning for Kids

Online information, library-approved!

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