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There are so many reasons to celebrate with us in October!  Attend one or more of the special programs  celebrating Halloween and the Mexican holiday, Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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I just read... Sojo: Memoirs of a Reluctant Sled Dog. In a world where lead dogs get all the books written about them, quiet team dog Sojo (named for Sojourner Truth) tells her story, with a little help from author and explorer Pam Flowers. This true story will take you on an epic dogsled journey across the Arctic of North America!

eLibrary for Kids

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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.


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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.