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African American Inventors and Scientists Super Soaker

See what books are in today!


2018 Newbery and Caldecott Awards

Hello UniverseWolf in the Snow

Hello, Universe is the Newbery Award winner and Wolf in the Snow is the Caldecott Award winner. See the American Library Association announcement for a full list of awards and winners

Berkeley Unified School District elementary schools Mock Newbery winners have also been announced: The War I finally Won is the winner, with Harlem Charade, Wishtree, and The Wonderling taking honors. Look for the BUSD Mock Newbery titles in our catalog. 

Read for the Redwoods!

Read and enter the prize drawing from Reading the Redwoods. Learn more about redwood trees and the redwood forest.

Recommended Reads for Kids

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 14 and up (teen, adult and senior cards only) access to free passes to amazing venues throughout the Bay Area.

Downloads & Streaming

Access ebooks & audiobooks on Overdrive, and ebooks, audiobooks, music and movies on Hoopla. Listen, read, or watch on your computer, e-reader, smart phone, Kindle or tablet. Explore the collection and find your next favorite item to go. 


Read National Geographic magazines online from 1888 to today.

National Geographi Virtual Library


Get instant access to awesome kids' magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ladybug and more.

Flipster Magazines


elibrary for Kids

Online information, library-approved!

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