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Kids Crafting Party

February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm @ Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch
Make your own shrink plastic creations! Ages 5 and up....learn more

Sing a Story: The Magic Flute

February 25, 2017 - 3:00pm @ West Branch
Kids ages 5-9 get a singing lesson and perform an opera story with costumes as well! ...learn more

Comics Club

Meets weekly on Mondays at 4 pm, beginning February 27, 2017 @ Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch
Join us for all kinds of comics-related activites! ...learn more

Find more creative events on our calendar!

elibrary 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.


Overdrive For Kids

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.

Flipster Magazines

Get instant access to awesome kids' magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ladybug and more.