Kids

Libros digitales

¡Presentamos MakeMake libros electrónicos en español para niños!

MakeMake es una colección de 500 libros electrónicos en español de alta calidad para jóvenes de 3 a 12 años. Esta colección incluye libros ilustrados, libros de lectura, ficción y libros interactivos donde los niños pueden leer y escuchar el texto al mismo tiempo. La interfaz y la búsqueda están en español y la mayoría de los títulos de MakeMake están escritos por escritores latinoamericanos. Todo lo que necesita es una tarjeta de la Biblioteca Pública de Berkeley para acceder a MakeMake en una PC, tableta o teléfono inteligente. MakeMake proporciona acceso simultáneo ilimitado sin límites de salida ni listas de espera

Introducing MakeMake Spanish eBooks for Children!
MakeMake is a collection of 500 high-quality Spanish language e-books for youth ages 3-12. This collection includes picture books, read-along books, fiction and interactive books where kids can read and listen to the text at the same time.  The interface and search is in Spanish and most of the titles on MakeMake are written by Latin American writers.  All you need is a Berkeley Public Library card to access MakeMake on a PC, tablet or smartphone. MakeMake provides unlimited simultaneous access with no check out limits or waitlists.

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Conscious Kits for Kids is a collection of book discussion kits on racial equity, identity, and justice. These book kit are geared towards preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their parents & caregivers.
Each kit includes three different picture books with discussion guides and a list of resources for the adults reading the books to the children. Four different themed kits... Read More

Highlighted Events and Links for Kids

Family Storytime

We have various story times throughout the week! Check out our event calendar, or the event listings on the right side of this page.

The Beasts Come Out at Night--Visit the Central Library, 4th Floor to learn about Nocturnal Animals! From October 20-November 15, see exhibits from the Tilden Nature Education Center and much more. On Saturday, November 5th, join us for an in-person event at the Central Library to find out more about the things that go bump, hoot, or screech in the night. We will Zoom meet with owls and a naturalist from Lindsay Wildlife from 4-4:45pm. To zoom from home sign up here (link coming soon!).Owl-Lindsay Wildlife

Want to know about spiders? Tools? Raptors? Compost? Go to Book Adventures where you'll find books, videos, activities, and more.

Find the Berkeley Public Library Kids YouTube channel here -- songs, puppets, flannel boards and more!

Women in STEM: S is for Science, T is for Technology, E is for Engineering, M is for Math: Click here to see the video recordings of our Spring 2021 program where we talk to women working in STEM fields. Click links in the description boxes for links to fun activities, books, and other short informational videos.

Click here for instructions to the activity from the March 13 program S is for Science with Pinkie Young from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

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Let us help you find more books to read! 

Based on the interests you indicate, library staff will identify 3-6 books (or audiobooks!) for you and will place them on hold. Your personalized book picks will be placed on hold in your account within one week after you submit this form. Expect an email when the materials are ready, and you will have one week ... Read More

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Get live help with math, reading, writing, and language arts anytime day or night with Brainfuse HelpNow! The online tutoring you know and love has expanded tutoring hours for all California students. Math, reading, and writing tutors are available 24/7. Tutors in other subjects are available from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

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Explore amazing ebooks and streaming media by browsing in Hoopla Kids Mode. No holds, no waiting! You can borrow up to 10 items per month. Click “Kids” next to the search bar on your web browser.  Learn how to activate Kids Mode on your device (PDF).

Use these easy links: eBooks | Audiobooks |  Comics | Music | Movies | TV |

BPL Librarians recommend on Hoopla

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Find your next favorite book! Search by topics, reading level, genres, ethnicity of authors, read-alikes and more.

Novelist K-8 Quick Guide

Explora

Access great research tools for kids: books, magazines and media. The audio option reads articles aloud. All articles come with citations.

Britannica for Kids

Do research for reports. Learn about countries, animals, inventions, social studies, and much more. You'll also find images and video clips.

Still images of animated favorites such as Babar and Badoo on Kanopy Kids

Check out Kanopy Kids for hundreds of educational and entertaining videos for children. Enjoy unlimited streaming views of movies, TV series, and animated storybooks from the Kanopy Kids collection.

NOTE: Kanopy Kids is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.

Mango Languages

Choose from 70+ world languages to learn with tools that adapt to how you learn best. Listen to conversations between native speakers, and use Voice Comparison to match your pronunciation with native-speaker audio. Try Mango now!

Berkeley Public eLibrary

Enjoy and learn with our elibrary wherever you are, whenever you wish.

View an alphabetical list of our online resources.

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Biography in Context

Research more than 525,000 famous people from the past and present. Find images, audio files, excerpts from primary sources such as newspapers and speeches, and other resources.

Overdrive For Kids

Access thousands of ebooks & audiobooks. Download, listen or read on your computer or device. Explore the kids' collection and find your next favorite book to go.

Check out this page for support.

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Get instant access to awesome kids' magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ladybug and more.
Easy to use and you get access to lots of back issues too!

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Sign up for these email newsletters for new book lists and reading suggestions.Mystery, fantasy, biography, travel, books for kids and more.

 

Natitonal Gepgraphic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

A Message for You

We miss you at the library!

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Family Place is a space filled with toys, comfy furniture, and a collection of parenting materials on the fourth floor of the Central Library. Magazines about raising your kids and having fun with them. Brochures and handouts on issues from safety to nutrition to your child’s developmental stages to early literacy.
National Geographic Lobo
A complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue from 1888 to the present day — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.