Library Cards for Kids

Kids can use their library card to borrow a wide range of materials designed to spark their interest in reading and research! Their library card can also provide access to online eBooks, magazines and movies for fun online learning and leisure. 

Complete this Library Card Application Form and return to your local library to get a FREE membership for your child. A reminder that parents/guardians of a child (from birth up to and including age 12) will be asked to present their own identification to register their child for a Library card. 

Finding eBooks and More

Search for items using our online library catalogue, myBPL, any time from your phone, tablet or computer. If you need help finding information, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find what you’re looking for! Don't have time to make it in but have a child who just loves unicorns? We can fill that request and pull the items for you, and you just have to come pick it up. It's called Busy Bundles!

Learn Online

Our Digital Library gives you access to information from magazine articles, newspapers and encyclopedias. With a library card you can use the digital library from home on your favourite device, all you need is internet access. See the full list of kids' databases below under Digital Library for Kids.

Summer Reading Club

Get ready for Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all interests and abilities. TD Summer Reading Club (SRC) is a free program that celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading in their own way. For all the details on how to register check out our Summer Reading Club page!

Digital Library for Kids

Reading & Listening

  • Cantook Libraries - Vous y trouverez des œuvres de fiction pour les adultes, ados, et enfants – albums, bandes-dessinées, et romans ainsi que des documentaires d’intérêt général.
  • cloudLibrary - Browse for kids fiction or non-fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and TV. Select Kids Mode for family browsing 
  • PebbleGo (Pre-K to Grade 3) - Reading and research tools for Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 3. Learn about exciting topics like Animals, Science and Dinosaurs. Includes text, audio, video and printable activities.
  • Tumble Biblio Enfants - Elle inclut des livres pour enfants, des romans jeunesse, des romans classique, des vidéos, des casse têtes et jeux, des nouvelles graphiques et des livres en d’autres langues comme en espagnol et en anglais.
  • Tumble Book Library - eBooks, videos, puzzles and games. Available in English, Francais & Espanol
  • TeenBookCloud - Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks
  • Novelist K-8  - Find out about age-appropriate books by topic, author, audience age or writing style

Learning & Homework Help

  • Brainfuse - Connects people who want to learn with experts who love to teach. Live online tutoring for Kindergarten up to Post-Secondary. 
  • Gale eBooks - Kids  - Reference books and encyclopedias for younger researchers
  • Primary Search -  popular elementary school magazines, the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and an images collection

Learning Websites for Kids

Games and puzzles are a wonderful way to challenge yourself. Check out these fun websites:

TVO Kids - Play games, watch videos, enter contests! Presented by Ontario's educational TV network.

PBS Kids - Explore and play hundreds of fun educational games at this website by PBS.


Bibliography Help

 A bibliography is a list of books from a specific author or publisher, or on a specific subject.

Why do I need to make a bibliography
A bibliography helps you know where you got your information from and it lets your teacher know you are giving proper credit for your sources of information.

What do I include in a bibliography?
You should list every source you use such as a book, a movie, a website, an interview or any information that did not come from you.

Where do I put the bibliography for my assignment?
The bibliography goes at the end of your assignment. The title of this page should be Bibliography or Works Cited.

How to make a bibliography

  • Alphabetize by the author’s last name
  • If there’s no author listed, go by the first main word of the title
  • Use the bibliography style that your teacher requests

School Skills

Library programs improve school readiness, vocabulary development, motivation to read, narrative awareness, phonological awareness, and print awareness. We are devoted to encouraging parents and caregivers to spend time together reading books!

We also offer a Kindergarten Bootcamp where we take our learnings from Ready, Set, Kindergarten and condense them into 3 days. This is a great chance for your future Kindergarten star to get used to being without their caregiver in a small, safe environment while practicing their ABC's and 1, 2, 3's

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a fun, interactive in person trivia extravaganza  featuring the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Forest of Reading Nominee titles, some classics and more. Students in Grades 4 to 8 are challenged to read the books, then come together and challenge other teams to become the ultimate battle of the books champion. Learn more here about Battle of the Books