Children's Department

The Children's Department offer a wide variety of classes, workshops and programs for ages birth - teen.

Program Flyer

See our program flyer for current and upcoming programs.

Swing Into Spring

Visit our Swing Into Spring Website for programs and registration information for each age group.



Play Area

PLAY-Play space materials change every few months for new experiences.
GROW-Have fun and engage with your child. These are teachable moments.
READ- Take time to share a story and read with your child.
Snacks- Due to food allergies and cleanliness, no snacks are allowed.
Supervision- Parental supervision is required. You are responsible for their safety and comfort. Please do not leave your child unattended.
Clean Up- Assist your child in putting play area materials away. Please put items in the yucky bucket for sanitation. Stop by the desk the to get a free sticker for cleaning up!
Make New Friends- The play area is open to all and can not be reserved for private use.
The Play Area 30 minutes before we close for extra clean up and sanitation.

BPLibrary Kids YouTube

Book trailers created by our Bethel Park Library staff.
Don't forget to check out all of our BPPL shows




Custom Book Bins

We will make up a trip kit with books, cd's, and/or puppets geared to your children's ages and interests.

Custom Book Bin Request

Printable Custom Book Bin Request Form.


BPPL Kids Scrapbook

Look through our photo album of our kid's programs.
See our librarians and library friends enjoying a variety of our programs and events.



Family Place Libraries

Family Place Libraries is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 250 sites in 25 states and continues to grow.  Family Place Libraries are committed to engaging kids in play is a crucial part of how kids learn how to communicate, cooperate, and think creatively.   We invite you to come and explore our play space.  We have blocks, puzzles, puppets, dress up clothes and more!

Inquire Within

BBPL is proud to be and Inquire Within Library. Inquire Within is an exciting collaboration between WQED and neighborhood libraries. We are grateful to PBS Kids for the resources they provide which help kids between the ages of 3 and 11 learn new reading, math, and technology skills and battle the summer slump! Visit us today to learn more about these resources or to check out one of our many PBS items.  We have books, movies, cds, and playpads, all starring your favorite PBS characters.


eLibrary Kids

Instantly access these great resources with your library card.


Libby for Kids

Browse or search ONLY the children's titles available from Libby. Like the main site, which still includes all of the children's materials, the Libby for Kids page includes eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Search "Read-Along" for audio with the book.


Little Pim

Interactive language program for kids, including: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. 


An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.




The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more!




Elementary-aged children can explore educational topics, from animals to geography to health. Find articles, pictures, charts, graphs, and more.


POWER Library gives kids the POWER with a web page dedicated to serving their information and learning needs.