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BPL's special web portal for families and caregivers of young children. Find out about storytimes, books to read aloud, our Family Place workshops, and more.
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Sharing Books

It's never too early to read with your child!

Learn about six early literacy skills that you can teach your child, and find lists of recommended books on our Sharing Books page.

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Storytimes

Come to our storytimes and sing songs, listen to stories, and recite rhymes. Find out times, locations, and more on our Storytimes page.

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A Family Place Library

Play is a child’s work – it’s how they learn and make sense of the world. You are your child’s first and best teacher. When you read, play, talk, sing and draw with your child, you are helping build their early literacy skills.

What is a Family Place? A space filled with toys, comfy furniture, and a collection of parenting materials on the fourth floor of the Central Library. Magazines about raising your kids and having fun with them. Brochures and handouts on issues from safety to nutrition to your child’s developmental stages to early literacy.

What are Family Place Parent-Child Playshops? If you have a child between the ages of 0-3, you can also participate in our periodic Family Place Parent-Child Playshops. In our Playshops, you can interact with your child at play stations, a book station, and art station, and talk to resource professionals on topics such as Speech and Language Development, Nutrition, Play, Music and Health, Early Literacy, and Child Development.

 

 

 

Discover and Go!

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Museum Passes for Free through Discover and Go!

 

You can get free passes to more than 30 Bay Area cultural venues. Passes are available for printing online! Log in with your Berkeley Public Library card to our Discover and Go website at http://discover.berkeleypubliclibrary.org and select your passes today.

Please note:

  • You can search for passes by venue or by date. Passes are valid only for a specific date.
  • Once passes are printed, reservations cannot be cancelled or changed.
  • You must present picture ID to use the pass and it must match the name on the pass.
  • Children’s cards cannot be used to reserve passes. This is due to ID and other requirements on the venues’ part.
  • Only two passes can be reserved at one time (there is no limit to total passes used).
  • For additional information about Discover & Go, please see our FAQ.
 

Workshops 2013

2013 Parent-Child Playshops

What are Family Place Parent-Child Playshops? They happen once year in the spring for five weeks. If you have a child between the ages of 0-3, you can participate in our Family Place Parent-Child Playshops. In our Playshops, you can interact with your child at play stations, a book station, and art station, and talk to resource professionals on topics such as Speech and Language Development, Nutrition, Play, Music and Health, Early Literacy, and Child Development.

Contact us at 510.981.6223 / BPLKids@ci.berkeley.ca.us. for more information

     

    More Parenting Resources

    Find books on child rearing and links to websites of organizations in the Bay Area that support children and their parents/caregivers on our page for More Parenting Resources.

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