San Francisco Public Library


SFPL Databases

Access these tools with your Library Card number and PIN/password
GolierOnline Passport logoGrolier Online Grades 3 and up
Search 8 encyclopedias for information about many subjects, including the arts.
BookFLIX logo BookFlix For pre-readers and up
Discover video story books based on classic picture stories.
Kids InfoBits logo Kids infoBits Grades K and up
Arts section has information about many forms of art including visual art, dance, music, theatre, movies, and more.


Art Hub for Kids Grades K and up
Easy to follow videos on drawing, painting, and sculpture from a family who loves art.
NGAkids Art Zone Grades K and up
Art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity in an entertaining and informative format from the National Galley of Art.

Local Resources/Attractions

Visit any of these local kid-friendly art museums for free with Discover & Go with your Library Card and PIN.

Children's Creativity Museum All Ages
Located in downtown San Francisco, a children’s museum that has many hands-on exhibits and activities.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Grades K and up
Offers a wide range of programs and educational opportunities that foster connections, expand knowledge, create community, and enable visitors to bring new perspectives to artwork.
San Francisco Symphony Kids Grades K and up
Family and kid-friendly programs, including including summer camps, free Saturday art classes or hands-on art making activities.
The Walt Disney Family Museum Grades 2 and up
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, this museum offers a great look at the life and work of American film director Walt Disney.