As parents and caregivers, you know your children best and where their interests lie. The Library has services and spaces to help you nurture their imaginations, curiosity, and love for reading and learning.

Library Cards
Children of all ages are able to get their own BALibrary card. Learn more about your child’s card.

Early Learning & Story Times
The Library provides weekly, age-specific story times designed to foster early literacy and help families to grow their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers into strong school-age readers and learners.
See upcoming story times
Explore Early Learning Kits for checkout

Programs & Experience-Based Learning
A wide variety of free, hands-on programs and services spark curiosity and enrich learning.
See upcoming programs for children and families
Explore STEM Kits for checkout
➠ Make an appointment with an expert to learn more about the MakerLab or Studio Kids

Reading Lists & Recommendations
Looking for their next favorite book? Our curated booklists, selected by expert librarians, have everything from trending titles to treasured classics.
Find a book by grade level and genre
Find a book by reading level
Get personalized book suggestions from a librarian

Group Visits
Groups are welcome at the library! Scout troops, homeschool groups, and classes from schools within the Library’s service area can schedule a visit for a librarian-led tour, demonstration, or activity. To best serve everyone, we require advance notice for group visits.
➠ To arrange a group visit please contact us
➠ Scout troops can schedule a visit using this form (coming soon)

Schools
Learn more about the preschools and schools in and around the Library’s service area.

Services for Children with Special Needs
The Library is a place for everyone—of any age or ability—to enjoy. The Youth Services department is full of activity and sound, so don’t worry about using your “library voice” all the time. If you are curious about a time to visit that would be quieter than usual, speak with a Youth Services staff member or contact us for more information.
See upcoming Sensory-Friendly Story Times (held once a month)
Explore Adaptive Play Kits for checkout