Boston Public Library

Kids @ BPL

Read, learn, play, and grow at the Boston Public Library! 


Out-of-school Time

During the school year, the Boston Public Library offers Out-of-school Time programming at all branches and the Central Library in Copley Square on a different theme each month! Check the event calendar to find out what is happening at your branch.

April’s theme: Poetry
Programs: Books of Hope Poetry for Children

And don’t forget that Out-of-school Time Homework Help is available in most branches after school and at the Central Library at Copley Square on weekends for students in K-8 grade.

Out-of-school Time is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Quick Links

BPL Catalog

Online Games!

Out-of-school Time

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for kids!

Netiquette for Kids

Contact a children’s librarian

BPL’s Children’s Rooms

In addition to the Children’s Room at the Central Library, every Boston Public Library branch has a special area just for kids! Visit our branch libraries page to get more information about each branch, including hours, directions, and phone numbers.