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Children’s Services

Reading Programs

1000 Books Before Kindergarten graphic with a reading dragon

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (birth to 5 years)

All year!

Young readers earn milestone badges and prizes as they work towards reading 1000 books! Log progress in Beanstack or on a printable log. We encourage reading a favorite book several times because each reading counts! Questions? Email us at 1000books@bcpl.org.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails one free high-quality, age appropriate book each month to children from birth to age 5.


Tales Birthday Club

Children up to 5 years old are eligible to register for the Tales Birthday Club. During the month of their birthday, children will receive a card in the mail! Bring your Tales Birthday Card to any BCPL location to get the card stamped and receive a birthday gift.

Featured Resources

Access Video - Just for Kids!

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Stream many favorite children's programs and PBS favorites, such as Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Arthur, Reading Rainbow, and much, much more!

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ComicsPlus for Kids

Database - ComicsPlus for Kids

A growing collection of digital comics, graphic novels, and Manges specially curated for kids!

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Explora for Kids

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Explora for Kids provides homework help for students grades K to 5.
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New Picture Books

New Graphic Novels for Kids