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Read to the Rhythm!

Summer Reading 2015

Join us for our summer program, now bigger and better than ever!  Find more details here



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The  2015 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 FerryThank you, Sponsors!

Volunteer to be a Central Library Student Friend!

Kids entering grades 6-8 are invited to be a library volunteer for a total of four hours for the summer. Sign ups begin June 22 and hours are available through Friday, August 7. Bring the Student Friends Permission Slip signed by a parent or guardian to volunteer, or come with a parent/guardian to sign up in person. Contact us at (510) 981-6223 or bplkids@ci.berkeley.ca.us for more information. 
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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