Welcome to the Norman Berman Children’s Library (NBCL), the Youth Space section of the Jewish Public Library.
Serving kids of all ages, we offer collections in in English, French, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish and Russian, as well as CDs, DVDs, kid’s and teen magazines and early literacy kits. Our most popular collection remains our Judaica: materials on the Jewish holidays, Jewish life and history, the exciting world of Jewish storytelling and books that cater to every family’s level of comfort for content selected for their little ones. There are also boardgames to check out. Reserving materials is easy through our online catalogue.
Your membership [link] will also give you access to our eBook Collection. For research, our downloadable ELF child-safe browser makes the internet a little bit safer for kids.
Programming is year round at the NBCL for all ages and in multiple languages (storytime, makerspace events, author visits, films, and so much more!). Please check our events [LINK] page to register.
Teen and young adult materials and programming are also a huge part of what we do. The TD Young Adult collection is ever-growing and our teen festival, MTLYAFest brings authors and readers together every May for a full day of celebration of all things YA.
Our friendly and devoted staff go above and beyond to help children, teens and their parents. We can’t wait to meet you! Connect with us in person or through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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The Chaim Kotler Genius Lab
The Chaim Kotler Genius Lab is made possible by a generous 100th anniversary gift from the Adriana and Haim Kotler Family Foundation.
If you do not yet have a password please contact Barbara Whiston to set one up.
Early Literacy Station (ELS)™
The Early Literacy Stations™ (ELS) are easy to use, safe and secure computer consoles that promote learning via age-appropriate, multi-curricular content. For ages 2-8, they feature over 4,000 multi-curricular activities to jumpstart early education with interactive eBooks and games in English and French.
The AfterSchool Edge™ programs, for ages 6-10 are geared towards enrichment, intervention, homework help, and skill reinforcement in all curricular subject areas.Aligned with academic standards, they promotes collaborative, explorative and independent learning, fantastic aid for homeschooling.