Friday, January 22, 2010

Booklists Galore

Did you know that the library has some pretty neat tools to help you pick books for your children? We know how hard it is to look at the 18 thousand picture books or 10 thousand fiction books and say 'I know exactly what to pick out for my child!'. It is because of this that we have created booklists, which are exactly what they sound like: lists of books.

We have recently updated our grade-level bibliography booklists, which are lists of books we have picked to be the best for a specific age group. Each book on the list comes with a summary of the narrative so that you and your child can look through the list and pick books that he or she might be interested in reading. You can even find the booklists online here, and print them out at home so that when you come in to the library, you already know what books you are looking for. If not, we have plenty of copies here.

This past year, we spent a lot of time creating new picture book booklists as well. These books are grouped by subject. If you know your child really loves reading about Cowboys, then we have a list for you! Again, you can look online here, or you can come in to the library, grab a list and check each book off as you read it. We have plenty more subject booklists such as: princesses and princes, seasons, community helpers, school days, and visiting the doctor. We have created over 20 booklists to make it easier to find the book you are looking for.

As always, you are more than welcome to come in and ask for help at the desk, but we would LOVE to show you how to use our booklists as well!

1 comment:

  1. We love the pre-school and kindergarten booklists. Now that my daughter can read for herself, she uses those lists to pick which book she wants me to bring home next.


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