Beginning this Friday, June 4th, sign up for summer reading on the Library's website or stop by one of our libraries for a paper game card. Log your reads all summer long to earn tickets for the big end of summer raffle!
After you sign up, pick up a free sign-up book (while supplies last).
Given a curious classified assignment to evaluate the potential risks posed by six supernatural orphans, a case worker at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth bonds with an enigmatic caregiver who hides dangerous secrets.
After completing her Ph.D. in astronomy, a young, straightlaced, Type A personality goes on a girls’ weekend to Vegas to celebrate and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t even know.
Hoping to hide her authentic self from her conservative Muslim parents until she can depart for college, 17-year-old Rukhsana is caught kissing her girlfriend and whisked away to Bangladesh, where she fights an arranged marriage by consulting the wisdom she finds in her grandmother's diary.
When her family is targeted by the KKK after moving from Chinatown to 1946 Downtown Metropolis, misfit Roberta Lee uses her keen skills of observation to help Superman thwart a string of terrorist attacks.
When her mother is executed for the mysterious deaths of their kingdom's protective water serpents, a girl with an inherited ability to communicate with magical beasts finds her talent ensnaring her in life-threatening war plots.
Kids Summer Reading Sign-up Books
Kids can choose from 15 different sign-up books including young teen reads, middle grade, early chapter books, readers and picture books. Click hereto see the list.
Express indoor browsing, holds pick-up, self check-out & computer use begins at three locations:
North: opened May 28
West: June 7
Central: June 15
Currently all indoor service hours are Monday-Saturday 2pm-6pm.
Staff teams are continuing to make plans for providing more indoor services. The teams are working in coordination with the City of Berkeley, Labor Unions and Public Health. Additional services will be announced via this e-newsletter, on social media and on berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
Outdoor Pickup of holds continues at four locations:
The City of Berkeley would like to know which health and safety issues residents are most concerned about and what programs and services residents see as key to community safety.
The Re-Imagining Public Safety survey is part of a larger effort to create a public safety paradigm in Berkeley that aims to continue Police Department work on violent and criminal matters and de-escalation while redirecting some funding currently spent on policing to violence prevention and diversion programs, including those targeted on domestic violence, youth outreach, mental health, crisis response, substance abuse, housing and homeless services, and restorative justice.