Boston Public Library

Kids @ BPL

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


Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program

The Boston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is back for another year. This year’s theme is Fizz, Boom, Read! Your local branch will host science programs from the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, the Franklin Park Zoo and more. Check with your local children’s librarian or visit for our summer reading brochure, summer reading lists, and more.

Read Your Way to Fenway

Read Your Way to Fenway, our annual reading and writing contest for kids and teens ages 5-17, starts on June 2. Enter and you could win 3 tickets to the Red Sox-Mariners game on August 24! To learn more and get an application, visit your local branch or the RYWTF site. Submissions are due August 1.

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.