Digital Teacher Packet
Library Class Visit Guide
Complete information on how to set up a class visit to the library, get your students library cards, and more.
Summer Reading Program
Encourage your students to read over the summer. CLICK HERE for booklists, events and more.
Recommended Reading for Kids and Teens
Refresh your school's recommended reading lists with high-quality and fun titles recommended by the public library.
Recommended Books for Kids
Recommended Books for Teens
Ready, Set, Kindergarten! math and science kits are available at select branches. These kits are available for parents and caregivers to use with children to explore fun math and science activities together at the library. See the printable flyer for kit themes and participating libraries.
The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs
Brooklyn Public Library is committed to serving children with special needs by providing special programs for children from birth to age 12 and their parents, caregivers and educators.
Find locations open early mornings, late evenings, and weekends, as well as our off hour bookdrops.
Get copies of our most popular brochures and flyers for your entire classroom. Complete the request form below and we will send them to you free of charge.
Printable request form
Download Brooklyn Reads to Babies brochure
Download Read, Play, Grow brochure
Teachers from public and independent schools, licensed childcare centers, and special education programs can apply online for a Teacher Library Card with special perks.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
BPL has a variety of volunteer opportunites for teens, including the Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4) program: the program is an amazing opportunity for teens aged 14-18 to get technology training to prepare them for the future, hands-on job experience, community service credit and receive a stipend. More information
Where teens can discover great books, surf cool websites, learn about internship and scholarship opportunities, and more.
Opportunities Abound! downloadable flyer
Games are more than just fun- learn about games in education, gaming careers and special gaming programs and events.
Read and listen to e-books and watch videos online based on titles from the Frueflix nonfiction book series. Recommended for students and teachers in grades 3-6.
Brooklyn Connections is a program for middle and high school classes that gives students the opportunity to access original historical documents from the Brooklyn Collection in order to complete a research project. Students and educators can attend professional development workshops, school visits and use free online resources.
Brooklyn Collection's Digital Materials
Brooklyn's historic newspaper, photographs, manuscripts, trade cards, sheet music, and neighborhood histories...some of Brooklyn Public Library's most distinctive collections are available online. More information
Get your students Library Cards
Your library card allows you to borrow books and media, log on to public computers, download eAudio and eBooks, place holds and search our extensive collection of online resources-all for free.
Printable Application- Children
Printable Application –Young Adult/Adult
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) offers a vast library of digital content–including eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and videos – that is available for download from anywhere 24/7 and never accrues late fees.
Growing Dollars and $ense
Brooklyn Public Library offers a series of free teen and adult workshops and resources to help you get smart about your finances.
Brooklyn Public Library Laptop Branches
Laptop computers are now available to use in the Library, and there are more job readiness and technology programs at eight branches in Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville.
Espresso Book Machine Book Making Program
A FREE literacy program to encourage elementary, middle and high school students to write short fiction or non-fiction pieces about their experiences of growing up and living in Brooklyn. More information
First Five Years
Early literacy information for parents and caregivers of children birth to age 5. More information
Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
In this special six session series, families will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning skills. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Ready, Set, Kindergarten! will return to select branches this summer.
Where kids can explore fun, kid-friendly books, websites, and games selected by BPL staff. More information
Where teens can discover great books, surf cool websites, learn about internship and scholarship opportunities, and more. More information