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Puppet Making Workshop

March 25, 2017 - 3:00pm @Central Library
make a simple puppet with the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse! Ages 5 and up.... learn more

Prairie Rose Band

April 5, 2017 - 3:30pm @ North
Folk, camp, and cowboy songs of the Old West - all with a children's twist! For all ages. ...learn more

SF Opera Guild Sing a Story: The Rhinegold

April 6, 2017 - 1:00 @Claremont
Kids ages 7-10 get a singing lesson. Then kids in costume and the rest of audience sing a story as well...learn more

Find more events on our calendar!

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.

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.