Kids

Recommended Reads for Kids

Books for Grades K - 8

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Make Paper Luminaries @ Claremont

GoGo Craft returns to Claremont for a special winter program for all ages. Create a magical little house of paper and light. All ages welcome; younger children will need a grown-up’s help. 
 

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I just read...Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida. When the U.S. enters World War II, eleven-year-old Yuki Sakane and her family are forced to leave their home in Berkeley by the  U.S. government and sent to live behind barbed wire in the desert, along with 110,000 other people of Japanese descent. -- Ann

 

eLibrary for Kids

Online information, library-approved!

Find newspaper and magazine articles, online encyclopedias and more for your research. Access information anytime!

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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.

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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.