Kids

 

 

Highlighted Events for Kids

Children's Author Talk: Kevin Noble Maillard, author of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Watch the recording! Learn more...

arrowheadBook Adventures: Tools Rule!

What do we use tools for? Come to Ohlone Tools, a special live virtual program.

Then try our latest guided adventure at home.

Family Storytime

Find us on Facebook Live every Wednesday at 11:00 with good stories, rhymes, music and fun. Learn more...

5th & 6th Grade Virtual Book Club

A live Zoom space to enjoy books with other kids. Learn more...

 

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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 two weeks... Read More

Brainfuse

Use your library card for free tutoring! BrainFuse HelpNow provides on-demand, expert online tutoring in math, science, social studies, writing, and English for all ages. Tutoring is available every day from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. BrainFuse is also available as a mobile app (compatible with iOS and Android systems). Thank you to the Berkeley Library Foundation for providing funds to support Brainfuse at BPL.

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

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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' Hoopla ebook Quick List / Hoopla Audiobooks Quick List

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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 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.

Language Learning Centered Around You

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!

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

View an alphabetical list of our online resources.

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Biograph 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.

Berkeley Public Schools Home Learning Resources

Resources for the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) School Closure.

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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!

Next Reads Newsletters

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

 

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.

A Message for You

We miss you at the library!